I can’t believe it’s been two years since the inception of this blog; two long years, yet it feels like a blink to me.
Looking back on old posts today was nostalgic and slightly embarrassing as I read over the awkwardly-crafted words – but it reminded me of the adventure I’ve been on since 2015.
I’ve learned so much just by going for it. By living. By trying new things, like starting a blog when I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.
I’ve learned that people connect with honesty, vulnerability, and openness, instead of someone trying too hard to be funny.
I’ve learned how important it is to listen – not just talk.
I’ve learned that living with the mindset of, “What’s right for today?” is so much more fulfilling than trying to map out my future exactly – because it causes me to trust in the Holy Spirit’s leading, and not just my own.
I’ve learned that adventures are everywhere. Adventures mean new and sometimes terrifying things; difficult things; worth-it things.
And I’ve learned that as much as it’s important to say no to things, our yeses are just as important – saying yes to the right adventures.
I’ve learned that God’s grace truly is sufficient, even in my frailty and imperfection.
I’ve learned that none of us are ever hopeless.
And I’ve learned that rest is good, even if it means I take blogging breaks here and there to keep me refreshed.
Over these past years, I’ve amassed over 200 posts, over 30,000 views, and over 1,000 followers. Wow. You guys are amazing.
And to celebrate, I’d like to give away some gifts I thought would be fitting for the occasion.
A white and gold journal, that says, “Say Yes to New Adventures” on the front cover with a gold pen (not shown).
A handlettered original blue-gray art piece that says “God’s grace is sufficient for you.”
It’s splattered with watercolors, with a quote themed around what I talk about most here.
And I’d love for you to have them. Enter to win below!
And if you haven’t taken my annual survey, click here to do so! I’d love your feedback.
It’s been a great year, friends. I’ve learned and grown so much – and I’ve decided to make some changes.
One, I’m stopping Book Thursdays and book-related promotion altogether. I got a survey response about this, and I was relieved immensely, because I’ve been feeling for a while that it doesn’t quite fit with the theme of my blog. It worked for 2015 and 2016, but it’s time to move on, and it’s alright.
Two, I’m considering redesigning, but not just yet. I’d like to design a little more professionally, so when I have the time and energy to do so, I may.
Thank YOU, so much for reading. Truly, it means the world to me, and I can’t wait to see what new and beautiful things happen this year.