Next month will be my one year blog anniversary. I really can’t believe it! I have had so much fun building this blog and connecting with other bloggers. I’ve met some really great people! Today, I wanted to share the beginning of my blogging journey. So keep reading!
I am a goal oriented person. I need something to work toward. When I was in high school my major goals were to graduate high school, graduate college, and get married. On December 18, 2018, I graduated college. Then, on January 19, 2019, I married my best friend. Two of the goals that I had planned for my whole life were completed almost exactly a month apart. After settling in to life as a married couple, I realized I didn’t have anything to work toward. I was extremely happy in my life, but I had to think about where to go from there. Now what?
My first thought was that I need to change jobs. I started a job halfway through college. I really enjoyed it, but all of my friends were changing jobs after they graduated. I thought that was my obvious next step, so I started job hunting. The job hunts kept coming up empty. I couldn’t find anything better than what I already had. I prayed and prayed for a purpose. I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere.
Another fact about me is that I’m a worrier. I try not to, but it is my nature. One night, I couldn’t sleep. I was worried about where my career should go from there. I finally got tired of laying in bed, so I moved to the couch. At about three that morning I finally got the answer to my prayers. In my heart I felt God say, “I have given you these talents. Why aren’t you using them?” Well, I didn’t want to argue with God. That is never a good idea. But I didn’t feel like I had a talent. I used to joke and say that all I can do is read and that’s not a talent. I was wrong. I was very wrong. I took being able to read and write for granted. There are a lot of people in this world who don’t have the resources to read book after book. Books are expensive. I was blessed with parents that never said no when I asked them for a book. Not everyone has that.
Through my blog I have found contentment and new challenges to occupy my mind. Blogging isn’t easy, but it is rewarding.
I got a little off track with this post, but I feel like I need to share a charity that is close to my heart. As mentioned, some parents don’t have the resources to provide their child with a new book whenever they want one. That’s why I love Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This program mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities. Please click the link if you would like to donate or help out! I am not sponsored by them at all. I just really support their program.