It’s my blog-iversary! I have been writing this blog for TWO years now. Can you believe it? I am honestly proud of myself for sticking with it and continuing to show up here even when I didn’t want to sometimes. Of course, this year has been like no other and has resulted in days where I just had nothing to write about, or I felt like I was writing the same thing over and over again. Sometimes I sit here staring at my computer for hours typing sentences and erasing them because I can’t come up with something that I feel is worth sharing. When you are not going anywhere or doing anything, your life becomes pretty boring. Those days when I couldn’t complete a post are days that I felt like I let myself down and broke my commitment. Initially, I was beating myself up for all the days that I didn’t publish something, and I even thought about quitting. Thankfully, I eventually realized that in the grand scheme of life, it wasn’t that big of a deal if I didn’t post 4 days a week, every week of the year. No one really cared about that but me, and I was beating myself up for silly reasons. I also realized that I wasn’t ready to give up on something that has brought me so much joy and has challenged me in ways I never expected.
Writing this blog has forced me to take a big look inside myself. I have discovered weaknesses that I need to work on and areas of strength that I didn’t know I had. It gives me the excuse I need to analyze the person I am and then strive to be a better version of that person every single day. That is what I want for all of my readers too. My goal with writing this blog has always been to help women, and helping myself has just been an extra bonus. I want other women to know they aren’t alone in the world, and I want them to feel better about themselves as a whole. It is important to be ANCHORED in who you are. That means standing up for yourself and trusting in the person God created you to be. While being anchored in who you are, also never stop learning, growing, and challenging yourself PIECE BY PIECE. I strongly believe that you are never too old to stop growing as a person. We should always strive to be better than we were the day before. This blog has allowed me to grow into a person that I am proud of, and I want the same for all of you.
While my second year of blogging wasn’t all that I wanted it to be, I have continued to show up, pour my heart out, and share some of my passions with all of you. For that, I am proud and so grateful. Thank you to all of you that have consistently shown up to read what little old me has to say. It means the world to me. The messages and comments I get are what motivate me to keep going. If something I write resonates with just one person and helps them to feel like they aren’t alone or helps them to feel better about themselves, then it is all worth it. Here is to another year of growing and learning and sharing my little world with all of you!
Anchored for Another Year,