It was exactly one year ago today that this little blog came to fruition. It is really hard to believe that I have been doing this faithfully for a full year. There were so many people that doubted me, poked fun at me, and thought it was just a phase I was going through. I think some people thought it would be short lived, and that I would move on to something else soon enough. While something else did come into my life during this past year, I remained faithful to this blog and continued to share my life and passions with you day after day. I won’t deny that I doubted myself on more than one occasion over the past year, but I didn’t let it stop me. There have even been days that I have woken up and have not wanted to write, but I do it anyway. Sometimes I even get writer’s block and have no clue what I am going to write when I sit down in front of my computer, but somehow the words always manage to find their way onto the page. It is not easy sharing your faults and struggles with the world, but I believe it is making me a better person. I cannot tell you how much this blog has blessed my life in the past year. I love that it forces me to think outside the box and step out of my comfort zone day after day. It has also forced me to evaluate my behaviors closely and come to some realizations about myself that I have in turn used to make changes in my life. Whether I have one reader or 1,000 readers doesn’t matter to me because it is filling my cup up every single day. What I am getting out of it far outweighs any of the negatives, and I feel truly blessed by it.
My goal for starting the blog was not only for my own personal self-discovery and growth, but it was to also help empower other women to become the best version of themselves that they can be. I hope that I have been able to do just that. Whether it is through feeling more comfortable with how you look and present yourself, how you organize your home and life, or becoming more confident in who you are as person, I want you to feel empowered. I want you to know that you matter and that you are not alone. No one is perfect, but we can all strive to be the person that God calls us to be. I am certainly not an example of perfection, but I hope that I can be an example of someone who owns her faults and struggles and puts in the work to become a better version of myself. We all deserve that. We deserve to live our best lives. We should never stop learning, growing, and changing. If my crazy life can help you to do that, then I am going to keep on writing.
Before I started writing today, I actually went back and read my very first post from a year ago. I sure hope that I have become a better writer in the past year, because that post seemed too juvenile to me. Ha ha! Seriously, though, I look back at the person who wrote that first post, and I think about how much I have grown in the last year. I am not that same girl, and that is a good thing. That girl was lost and struggling. My dreams and goals are much bigger now than they were then, and I am more in touch with who I am and who I want to be. I pray that I will continue to grow and come to know myself even better in the next year. I also pray that my words will resonate with you and that you will desire to grow and change along with me. Life is a journey, and it is a journey that can lead to so much good and happiness. It is all about perspective and attitude. That is the biggest thing that I have learned in the past year. I used to look at everything negatively, and now I have tried to change my mindset into a more positive one. Of course it is still a struggle, and I am certainly a work in progress. I just hope that something I have written has blessed you as much as it has blessed me to share it all with you. Thank you for coming on this journey with me over the past year, and I pray that you will stick around for many more.
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