I feel like I can’t even publish my first “real” post without addressing the question “Why am I starting a blog?”. To be honest, I’ve tried not to. I’ve started and stopped multiple times. I’ve brainstormed and thrown all the stuff away from the brainstorming session because “who would want to read ANY of that?” <– at least twice.
But lately, I’ve been coming up with blog posts in my head, or journaling and finding that as I’m processing through things, I want to share what I’m learning and discovering with my friends. I even have a running list on my phone of different things I feel like I should write about. I’m not a writer, but if I can’t stop thinking about it, talking about it, and now there are ideas coming…I should probably do it.
Not to mention the confirmations God has given me over the past few YEARS (yep, you read that right). I definitely should have done this a while ago, because clearly God has told me to.
My close friends have literally rolled their eyes at me because – FOR THE LOVE JUST START ALREADY. Ugh, fine!
So, whether He tells me to do it for 6 months or 10 years, I’m going to be obedient and do this whole “blogging thing” as I like to call it. It seems absolutely crazy, but sometimes God takes what seems absolutely crazy and turns those things into the biggest blessings.
Can we just start out with full and unabashed honesty here? I’m going to be terrified the whole time. I’m actually a pretty private person, so this is going to stretch me a little bit (haha….ALOT!).
Oh, and if you’re wondering what kinds of things will be posted on the blog…I’m not totally sure yet. The best thing I can tell you is this: I recently found myself beginning to wonder some things about who I really am within and outside of the titles I have – titles like wife, mama, daughter, friend, and many others. In this season of life, I really feel called to get a deeper understanding of who God is calling me to be, no matter what title or role I may be living out at a particular moment.
Within that context I think it’s pretty likely there will be some peeks into our life, hopefully there will be some encouragement for some of you, and (given my personality) it’s more than likely that there will be some practical things as well. We will just see what of it works, and what doesn’t, and all of it will be a wonderful part of the journey!
Welcome. I hope you enjoy this…heck, I hope I enjoy this! And don’t mind my grammar – it surely will not be fantastic and I surely won’t worry about it that much ;).