One Year Later

I logged on to begin writing my post this weekend, and WordPress notified me that it has been ONE YEAR since I registered my blog! Wow, can you believe that? It’s hard for me to believe it.

One of the greatest things you can do in life is reflect. It’s important because it shows you how far you have come, but also, it makes me grateful for who I was at that point in time.

I started this blog one year ago, and I didn’t tell anyone about it until four months ago. How crazy is that? I knew I needed to write. I knew I really liked it and I knew it was a skill I wanted to develop. I was scared of what people would think, though, and I was scared to put myself out there. So I wrote and wrote and wrote for months and months and months, and then God challenged me once again.

I remember the feeling KNOWING He wanted me to share my blog. I tried to pretend I didn’t hear Him, and then I tried to pretend it wasn’t Him…but that didn’t last long. So, I told some people about it, and I kept writing and here we are, one year later.

So, what has changed in one year? Well, I don’t write as often as I’d like to, and I don’t have the best marketing strategy for all of this. Most of you who read this are family, friends or random people who found me on WordPress. First, I want to say that I appreciate your support. I also want to challenge you to consider the things I have learned in my year of blogging:

  1. Always follow your heart
  2. Don’t be afraid of what God is calling you to
  3. Do your research
  4. You have a purpose – stay secure in it
  5. Seek first the kingdom of God
  6. Keep the #1 thing the #1 thing
  7. Don’t give up. Ever.
  8. You matter, even if it doesn’t seem like it sometimes
  9. It’s supposed to be hard. Accept the challenge
  10. Celebrate your wins. God knows not many other people will.

 

I know these can be cliches, but I want to remind you that they are that for a reason. These sayings matter and you must follow them to live your best life. Don’t let anyone dull your shine, sister (or brother). Above all, trust God. Don’t be afraid to ask what you need. He will always provide according to His purposes. Love you all dearly.

~j

 

P.S. do one thing today your future self will thank you for. Maybe in one year, you’ll be reflecting on how writing/living your dream changed you and taught you things you never thought you’d learn.

 

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