Five years…actually it has been longer. I’m not really sure when God planted the seed for me to create a blog. I think it was around 12 years ago. I shared the idea with a few friends but they all discouraged me from doing it. At the time I was very busy and they were afraid that I would burn out if I took on one more responsibility. So, I did not pursue it. But it has always been on the back of my mind.
Fast forward to 2016. Restless. I resigned from my job. The year before that I stepped down from my volunteer position of Director of Women’s Ministries. I felt restless that I needed to do something or be part of something but I wasn’t sure what. I felt like I needed to be part of a ministry. But what? The blogging idea came up again but what would I blog about?
I read the book “Restless” by Jennie Allen. A powerful book. It got me thinking and praying and seeking God. Asking Him, “What do you want me to do? Are you asking me to blog?”
I started a personal blog but I was on and off consistent. I didn’t feel any direction with it.
For the next five years, every book I have read, devotional I have gone through, conference I’ve attended, online courses I have taken, even some sappy chick flicks I watched seem to ask the same question, what is my passion? What do I have to share with others that will improve their life? How would I go about doing that? The one thing that kept coming to mind was blogging.
My passions? Encouraging. Organizing. Making things beautiful.
For the past five years I have working part-time as an Office Manager. I enjoy my job but I feel that there is something else that I am supposed to be doing.
I know God has been working in the background, setting things in place the past 12 years or so to bring me here.
So, here I am, in the year 2021 (almost 2022), hoping to grow the seed, that was planted years ago, into a beautiful thing.