1 year ago today I began a journey that has challenged me, pushed me, brought me so much joy and has blown my mind with the encouragement and support of others. This blog has meant so much more to me that I have ever realized. I know other bloggers may have gotten farther in a year than I have. I don’t blog to make money, sell a product or even do product reviews. I do this because I felt prompted by God to write. Little did I know what this year would bring and that writing would bring so much healing to more than just me. Over 1,000 people in 25 countries read Phoebe’s story. That number continues to grow daily.
I don’t know how it has affected all that read about it but I do know that her life will forever have a ripple effect. I write because being transparent in many aspects of life makes us ‘feel’ more human in a world of digital media and content. It’s so easy to assume perfection behind a lens. I promise you I claim no grasp on perfection, maybe something just above survival. But we are all real people, that have real lives and are truly not much different from each other. I have made real, lasting friendships from this blog and have met some incredible women because of it. I am humbled and honored to be given this ability to communicate in this form and I don’t intend on stopping anytime soon.
Last year this blog was something that was only a dream and scared me to death about doing it. Now one year later I am so glad I listened to The Lord and jumped out into the unknown. This year He’s asking me to jump even further…VIDEO SERIES. Bible studies, Q&A’s. Videos of encouragement. The truth is, I can write until my hands hurt, no problem. However, being on a video shared all over that can be re-played…truly scares me to death. So that means I need to do it.
So the moral of the story do what scares you. Ok, not in a jump out of an airplane kind of way, but if you have a dream and it seems a bit scary, just start. Just begin the process of something new. Dream big, then do something about it.
The bible says this: Isaiah 43:19 ‘Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.’ This verse could not be more appropriate for my life right now. God is doing something new, he’s creating life where there once was emptyness and sustanance in places of famine.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart to my husband Nathan for fully supporting my blogging. Thank you to every single reader, re-reader, blog sharer, commenter, a subscriber (please subscribe) and every single encourager. Thank you for walking with me in this past year, and I look forward to what the next year will bring.