Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Blog


I have purchased my own little piece of internet real estate. If you'd like to follow along you can find me writing at my new blog.

My goal is the post every Sunday. I'm not perfect, but I'm focusing on progress not perfecting.

Join me!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Here's to Progress in 2017

I had big ambitions for today. I want to start a new blog; a real website type blog with my own web address. However, I haven't decided what I want to call it, where I want to host it or how I want to design it. So instead of rushing through all of that just to meet a deadline in my head, I will write in this space right here. Conveniently, my unofficial word for 2017 is PROGRESS. Sharing this post is progress even if it not perfection.

I don't want people to see my faults and flaws and so I don't share anything online for fear of making a fool of myself. I don't want to fail and I really don't want others to see me fail so I do nothing. However, lately I've been wanting to share. I am an oversharer to a few in-real-life people but I don't share much anywhere else. I want this to change.

I've been praying and studying the Bible more in the past six months than I ever have before and even though God doesn't speak to me with a clear-as-day voice (and wouldn't that be nice if He did,) I can't get the idea of creating my own space online out of my head. I don't know if He is tugging on my heartstrings or what, but I want to write. I want to share. However I don't want to add to the noise of the internet. I want to share when I have something good to say. I want my space to be a positive space. I think there is so much pressure on women to have perfect homes, bodies, meal-plans, children, parties, careers, outfits, etc. I feel like we can all learn from each other and start taking the pressure off. Sharing, like really sharing, helps people connect and not feel like they have to put up a perfect facade all the time.

So here is my not perfect blog post with a not perfect picture (that I snapped sometime last year while my husband drove; there is currently no snow on the ground but hey, it's winter so this imperfect picture works) All of this is to say, here is my not perfect goal of sharing more online. I'd like to show up once a week but again, I am giving myself grace. Eventually I will create my own website but for now, I am happy with this progress.