I clearly remember the night. While most people were out for New Year’s, I was staring at the little box on my laptop screen. Clicking the “Create Blog” box in my mind felt as tense as dismantling a bomb.
It was my first act after promising God I was done with fear.
Afraid of what people might think.
Afraid of rejection.
Afraid, afraid, afraid.
I can’t put into words how scary creating that first blog was.
December 31, 2006.
Fast forward, and here we are. A decade later. A blog or two after.
And so much more.
For years, blogging was my baby. I was content to make that my only writing outlet if that was all God had for me. But it wasn’t. I don’t blog as much as I want to, and I’ve watched blogging popularity ebb and flow as much as my own life has. But I still love it.
I’ve shared parenting journeys from pre school age milestones to teen drama.
Middle school drama to college achievements.
Thirty-something wife and mom to forty-something grandma to-be in 2017.
Seasons of friendships, heartbreak, betrayal, creativity, hardship and mountain views.
Companies wanting my space. And only this year did I agree because I personally use their products and believe in them. I hope you check out iBloom and love them as much as I do.
Oh, and writing.
Anthologies. Gift books. e-How. FaithWriters. ACFW. NaNoWriMo. Spectacular Falls to Entrusted. Entangled. Now, Engaged.
I saved the best for last.
I’ve heard from you in comments and on Facebook. Pulled aside at church and through text. E mails. You have been so, so kind.
Let’s keep it going.
Wife. Mom. Author. Reader. Blogger. Amateur nature photographer. Chocolate eater. Encouraging you to surrender the good, the bad, and---maybe one day---the chocolate.
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