Sunday, Jan 4
I truly cannot believe that I am embarking on my fourth year of blogging. To be honest, I didn’t think one bit about the future when I started this endeavor. I just went for it. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I started this blog just so I could link up to The Nester’s Christmas Tour of Homes! Now that’s funny.
In 2012, I blogged my little heart out. I showed you every nook and cranny of my life and my home the best I could, not having watched a single tutorial on how to use WordPress. Maybe I should have sat down and watched some videos, because man, did I spend an exorbitant amount of time trying to figure out this here blog site thingy.
In 2013, I was like a sophomore. You know, the “I’ve got this” attitude that is something like pride. I waxed poetic and decided somewhere along the way that I didn’t have to stick to my blog title when writing. My category list got longer and my tags got ridiculous. Whatevs.
And in 2014, I got lost. I don’t know how to describe it, other than to say that I lost my purpose. I lost my focus, and I almost quit. I didn’t want to stop because I had become too attached, but I didn’t really know what in the world I was doing anymore. Enter Bonnie from A Knotted Life. Sometimes, I don’t take the time to pray. Crazy, I know. But somehow, in the midst of all the chaos, The Lord still helps things along the way that He sees fit. So when I asked a simple question of a new blogging friend, she directed me to someone who really knows her stuff. Bonnie is knowledgeable and helpful and humble and kind. She’s a straight talker like me, so I sure hope our friendship grows. I love me a straight talker. Thank you, Bonnie, for your wisdom and guidance and kindness. You are excellent at what you do.
Over the next few weeks or months or however long it takes, I’m going to be making changes to this little blog that could. I mean, come on! That header is ginormous! The list of things that will be moved and moved again is endless, really, but please. Stick with me. Hopefully, by the time I have tweaked and changed stuff, you’ll still see what inspired this journey in 2012: Sometimes I’m a Martha and Sometimes I’m a Mary and if you feel the same way, then maybe this could be a place where you could find some peace, or some inspiration, or some encouragement, or some joy. That is my prayer.
So Happy Birthday, Blog. Let’s grow together.