I’m so excited to be writing my first post, partially because I never fully believed it would ever exist. I’ve wanted to start a blog for so long, but was so intimidated by all the steps, the commitment, fear of not gaining popularity, blah, blah, blah. I purchased this site in October. Yes, October. It has really taken me that long to encourage myself to actually do it. I am still a little intimidated by everything, but I have decided that it would be worth it. Even if a total of two people read this blog (*cough* mom and dad) and no one ever visits this site again it’ll be worth it! Just knowing that I wanted to do something, got the courage to, and then did it would be enough.
I’ve been approaching this mindset of just trying things a lot more lately. I could attribute it to the new year, but I’m sure this post will be filled with enough clichés as it is so we’ll skip that part. But seriously, I’ve been in the mood to just do stuff. And, lucky for all of you, one of the things I want to just “do” is make a blog.
Honestly I am not 100% sure what all this blog will entail. When I first considered having a blog my thoughts immediately went to fashion, but I am more of a comfort dresser/girl who goes onto Pinterest to steal other people’s outfit ideas, so having that as my main entity might come off as a little artificial. So I evaluated myself and my interests, analyzing what I would feel comfortable talking about (sounds deep, huh?) and came up with a few things: Jesus and faith, everyday life, fitness and health, travel, and books. Seeing it typed out seems like a lot to promise, but I’m sure I’ll find my niches and what works best for me and you!
I’ve been feeling called to do more for God and I’ve been desiring for clarity on what God’s plans are for me. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” This concept of God already equipping us for His mission has been weighing on my heart for a while. It only recently dawned on me that I’ve wanted this blog for so long, but maybe for the wrong reasons. It just recently became clear that God has put this goal in my heart to glorify Him. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I haven’t been writing well for as long as I can remember, but I’ve worked on getting better through the years, specifically the last few semesters with my Creative Writing courses. Throughout my life writing has seemed to come naturally to me. To me, it feels like God has been equipping me and molding me to be the person on the other side of the keyboard.
But let’s be real, this really is perfect timing for a blog. I have a ton of exciting things happening just around the corner, two major ones being finishing up college within the year and going on to find my dream job (hopefully). The real world is close enough that I feel like a semi-real adult and far enough away that I’m not in panic mode quite yet (but stay tuned, it is closer than we think). This past year has been so crazy. I’ve grown so much in my faith, I got my first job in the field I want to work in, I moved into my first apartment with three of my best friends, I studied abroad in France, and God worked in my life in so many amazing ways. This year will hold my last two semesters; I’ll hopefully get a summer internship, graduate, and, whether I’m ready or not, the real world is going to be knocking at my door. And on top of that, I am so excited to see how God works in my life. And I want to share it all with you!
I am so pumped for this year and I am so pumped for this blog! I am ready to take on it all and I hope you’ll join me for the ride!
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I love this and commend you for pursuing a dream even if it scares ya for a few months up until you hit post! I’ll be here to read your journey Emily! Ps love the name “alwaysEmily”!
Aw thank you so much!
So proud of you, you’re an inspiration.
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