This is me getting over myself and just doing it. Blogging, that is. I know what you’re thinking, “Another blog?” Me too. But I know it’s what I’m supposed to do so I’ve told the non-follower in me to put a sock in it. Truth is, I’ve been working on this for a while but not making it public. Pride. Vulnerability. Procrastination. Mom life. Wife life. Travel life. They are all excuses. So here it is…
I used to blog. Years ago, before it was a thing. I blogged to remember where we’d been, who/what we’d experienced and to allow the people who love us the ability to stay connected along the way. I love pictures but am sometimes the WORST at remembering to take them. Almost as bad as I am at answering my phone. Sorry, I’m a jerk. I’d like to think it’s because I’m so busy being present in the moment or at least I hope that’s why. Regardless, I am planning to be more intentional here. I’ve wanted to write to remember and reflect again but honestly was internally being deceived by a lie. A lie that told me I needed to reach some level of notoriety before anyone would care to hear what I have to say.
Nowadays, everyone has something to say and a platform to say it on… Thanks, social media. I consider myself a bold & honest person but I tend to keep my opinions to myself when it comes to polarizing topics that divide and hurt, like politics. After all, that’s the beauty in freedom anyway, right? The freedom to choose… to say or not say. However, I absolutely believe I can use my voice to benefit others. With all the negative being put out in the world, I play a part in the solution. Instead of griping about the state of the world, I want to take action to see it improve. I think the only way to move the scale back toward balance is by combating the bad with goodness. Maybe the good in me could bring wholeness or betterment to someone else. Perhaps my vulnerability in allowing others to peer into my life could create a safe place for others to share. Could it possibly encourage someone through a hard season, inspire them or stir hope in them? Dare I dream that it could even create change or save someone’s life?
Whatever happens and wherever this journey of journaling leads, thanks for joining along the way. I promise to use your time wisely, should you choose to spend it here. Not blabbing for the sake of posting but only creating content worth noting.
I’m a person in process working toward progress. I’m excited to record my learning process here and am certain it is time I won’t regret spending. This is mostly for me, but maybe for you too.
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