This past month of blogging has been the most fun I think I have ever had, but also the most terrifying. If I have one constant struggle in life, it is that I care too much what other people think about me- way too much. Through blogging, that is one thing that I have had to overcome (or attempt, I haven?t mastered it quite yet). Every time I post an Instagram or a new blog post, millions of thoughts run through my head that instantly make me question my adequacy. It is so incredibly easy to compare yourself to others who are more successful, or who have been blogging for so much longer.
While there are friends who are unsupportive, they are greatly overshadowed by all the encouragement that I have received-some from people I have never even met!! The people and friendships that have grown out of my first month blogging have been rewarding enough, thank you Lord for the connections that I have made that have made this all worth it! But, the most encouraging thing of all is when I hear from all of you, so please keep it coming! To all the people who have encouraged me, sent me photos of items they have bought from my blog, or sent me personal texts- THANK YOU!! Seriously, it reminds me that I am not just embarrassing myself in front of lots of people! If you learn anything from this, I hope that it is overcoming your fears and biggest insecurities is hard (I won?t lie about that), but it is so incredibly rewarding. Whatever is holding you back today, do not let it hold you from pursuing your passion, hobbies, or something that you feel you are called to do! Your life is far too great to let something of this world stand in the way.
?For I know the plans I have for you, declares the?Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.? Jeremiah 29:11
“Commit your work to the?Lord, and your plans will be established.”?Proverbs 16:3
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