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Years ago, before I ever had the idea to write publicly on the internet, I would sit and read stories and articles that inspired me. I’m an article junky. I kept coming across what I thought was one person’s blog with all these inspirational stories. I began thinking “wow, this lady has gone through so much and done everything!” I related to practically every post in some way or another. After reading a handful of these stories I thought, “I have to subscribe to this person’s blog.” So, I set out to follow the link back to her blog, only to discover that it was a website with a collaboration of hundreds of beautifully gifted women expelling their experiences about the symphony of life, faith, and motherhood. I was in awe and spent hours sifting through all the different categories. At that moment I told myself that I would write for this site one day, although at that time that seemed so incredibly impractical for me.
With a phone, notebook, and computer filled with stories and experiences that I had collected over the years, my heart longed to find a home for them. I began to put into motion and implement what I needed to do to make it a reality. Now, here I am a year later with my own blog. Not quite as far as I wished in some aspects, and struggling for the time to do and write all the things I had planned. Yet also basking in the glory of some of the unexpected opportunities that came my way. Realizing just how unpredictable life is in every way. Accepting that there will be things I set out to conquer that just aren’t meant to be at the time, while watching new paths open in other directions unplanned.
In the past year, not only did I establish my writing corner at North Fourth St, but I have had the privilege of sharing my heart and my words on other sites, including the one I dreamed of. I am thankful to the other bloggers that allowed me to guest post in their own space on the internet, taking a chance on someone completely new to the writing world. I express gratitude to the websites that believed in me and published my work as a first-time contributor, being bold enough to let me represent their brand and what they stood for.
I am in awe at the connections I have made with other beautiful writers and I’m in love with this endeavor I’m on. I have learned so much, yet still have a ton more to learn. I’m slowly getting the hang of it. I’m excited for another year, and more goals to be met. Going into this second year I have goals to continue growing my audience, to be a guest podcaster, and to keep writing my book. I will continue to be vulnerable, sharing my heart, my truth, connecting with others and writing about the hard stuff. Join me at North Fourth St.