Why So Silent?
As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, the past few months have had so little blog activity. Obviously it all started when I was in my first trimester and as tired as a dog (where did that saying come from… And is that even how the saying goes?) but once I got through that season of life, I clammed up. I really got to thinking about WHY I blog and if blogging is even right for me. You see, I’m an all or nothing sort of girl. Too often in the past two years I’ve felt like blogging has to be my life. It’s been totally all consuming at times and I didn’t like it. I felt like I needed to be making money from the blog and making it a business or it was worthless. If it wasn’t all consuming, though, I was too often throwing together stupid posts because I wanted to get something up but didn’t want to think about it. Neither way of viewing the blog was healthy. These past few months have included a lot of soul searching and turning to the Lord for His truth. He’s brought me to such a good place – and I’m NOT quitting blogging. I really realized that blogging has brought so much good in my life and I have brought (hopefully) a lot of good into others’ lives. Blogging has opened me up to different lifestyle choices and made me so much hippier than I ever was before. Blogging has brought me wonderful insight into the Lord and His character. Blogging has brought me WONDERFUL friendships with women, near and far, some of whom I’ve even been able to meet! (Charity from The Word of a Nerd, Jenna from Lovely Life, and Kelly from Kelly’s Kinda Crazy) My blog seems to have brought others so much as well. I’ve been blessed my emails and comments from women all over the world – asking me about my faith, my marriage, my depression, and encouraging me through life. I’ve shared the Lord with women, prayed with women, and encouraged women in their own faith. This season of soul searching has revealed to me that blogging is a blessing. It can be something intentional that can be used for His glory and for my enjoyment. Get ready ladies (and gents), my blogging spirit is revived. Things may be a little different – a little more intentional – and I know blogging will become anew a joy for me and, prayerfully, a blessing for you. PS. Sorry for holding out on you. TOMORROW you get to find out Baby K’s gender and NAME! 🙂