Hi, friends 🙂

I’ve been really thinking hard about blogging lately – about committing myself to it and deciding once and for all why I’m here and what my message is. Taking a blogging course last month inspired me a lot and it gave me a good deal of sorely-needed direction.

I realized that I’ve been trying to do too much… I’ve been trying to be too many things, when in reality, all I needed to worry about was being me. Connecting with like-minded writers and creating content that reflects my message should be my sole focus – and it’s one I’m honing in on now. I can’t pretend I have all the answers yet, but I feel like I’m coming closer. And I’m excited about writing again… I’m looking forward to what this could be and what God could do with it.

I don’t want to call myself an aspiring blogger anymore. To aspire is to be ever-hopeful of reaching, but never quite attaining. Why not take the leap and stop hiding behind aspirations? I know what kind of blogger I want to be – a blogger that shows up, that writes with intention and purpose, that knows what she’s doing and why she’s doing it. I had a few tumbles and I had to forge my way but I was learning all along and that’s the part that matters.

Ultimately, I want this to be a space that reflects not only the heart and thoughts of an emerging writer, but a place that holds traces of myself as I am now – standing on the cusp of adulthood, slightly bewildered and unsure, with my arms full of dreams and my head full of ideas, peering into a future littered with untold hopes. A space that gives voice to the unheard crimes of the past and present. Taking the plunge and making the commitment is scary – but it holds promise and purpose and I know it will all be worth it in the end.

So here is my official announcement: I’m back and I’m here to stay. I’ve been purposefully vague about why I stopped posting back in March, but hopefully my next post clears some of that up… To those people who wrote me and told me they’d be praying for me and my family, thank you so very much. You’ve no idea how much your support meant (and means) to me. God definitely heard your prayers and the issues we were having have been largely resolved, praise the Lord. Still in a position where I’d appreciate prayer – because you can never get enough prayer! – but the trials have eased up some, and I feel like I can breathe again.

I’m looking forward to what’s to come and I hope you stick around for the ride. God bless you. I’ll see you here next time!

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