Wow. One whole year. I honestly cannot believe it. Is it just me, or has this year gone by ridiculously fast? I feel like I say that towards the end of every year, but this time, I’m at a loss for words for how quickly this has gone.
I started my blog a year ago today as a creative outlet for me to share my experiences and lifestyle with the world. Since then, the support and recognition I have received has been abundantly more than I ever could have imagined. Thank you (yes, YOU!) for allowing me to be myself and figure out this whole internet world as I go. I am so in love with my blog, and I am so excited to continue to share more deeply with you all in the days to come.
I like to be completely honest on here, so I’ll follow in my ways of vulnerability and admit that this past year has been the most difficult, exhausting, and unpredictable year of my life so far. I mean it quite literally when I say, that I have lived life one day at a time. However, although this year has been pretty stressful, it’s also been incredibly rewarding in so many ways. I have formed deep friendships with some of the most kind-hearted individuals I have ever met, experienced full restoration in older, broken relationships, and continued to grow closer to those I already considered close. I have grown so much closer to the Lord and followed His will more faithfully and obediently than I ever thought possible. My eyes have been opened by God to see who I am in Him, and who I will grow to become. The amount of joy I have felt, and the healing I have been the recipient of, is beyond anything I could ever convey with words. I am so blessed. Despite whatever my personal situation looks like, I am filled with so much love and joy. God has been so faithful to me, and I am so in awe of His goodness.
To you, my readers, thank you for giving me the freedom of expression that so many crave, and for supporting me the entire time.
To my friends, you all have been more grace-filled and loving than I ever could have asked for. Thank you for bringing me so much joy and for being there for me always.
To my mentors, thank you for constantly reminding me of the truth, and for loving me so well. I will never be able to thank you enough for the blessing you are to me.
To my family, the love I have for you all is beyond words. Thank you. For everything. I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for you. I love you more than I could ever say.
Here’s to year #2!