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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