Thank you so much for visiting my site.. it really means a lot that you’re taking time out of your day to read what I have to say!
So I never really did a post about why I started a blog or what I’m going to be focusing on so here’s a short little post regarding those things..
I’m sure many of you are wondering why I decided to start a blog. Well, here’s the answer in a nutshell – I’ve always loved to put my thoughts and emotions on paper. When I was younger, I remember wanting the Password Journal SO flippin’ bad. I had like 10 diaries, but the Password Journal was soooo totally cool because you had to say a code to be able to get into it! I was always worried about people reading my diary like every other little girl, right? Or maybe I’m the only weirdo. 😛 So I got it for Christmas one year and it was the best Christmas EVER! I wrote in that thing every night before I went to bed; about what happened at school that day and what boyfriend I had that week (I actually STILL have my journal and it’s hilarious to look back on) . Since I was just a little girl, I have found writing to be therapeutic. I always seem to have a lot on my mind and I find it very liberating to get my thoughts out on paper.
Along with my love for writing, I have an enormous passion for striving towards a healthier and more natural lifestyle. It all started with documentaries and research I started doing on my own about the food we eat and the negative impact it has on our bodies. I used to be in a pretty good routine of working out and eating fairly healthy before I gave birth to Jhett. Taking care of a newborn baby, going to school full-time and dong an internship part-time caused me quite a bit of stress & I started developing negative eating habits. I felt tired all the time and just.. I can’t think of another word for it besides, “blah”. I became a vegetarian (trying to be vegan but it’s freaking hard!) and even though my diet is nowhere near perfect, I eat a lot more fruit, vegetables and grains than ever before and I feel a heck of a lot better! I was recently introduced to essential oils and Jarrod and I fell in love with them. Now, we are taking steps towards completely eliminating all of the toxic chemicals out of our home for the health & safety of our family. And you probably already know by now, but I absolutely ADORE being a mother. I’m kinda sorta obsessed with Jhett, but rightfully so ❤ …so I figured starting a blog would be a great way to incorporate all three!
It’s actually funny that I’m actually putting myself out there like this, though. I have always been the type of person that lets fear hold me back from so many things in life. I have passed up many opportunities in my life simply because I was afraid. The enemy is all around this earth, waiting to attack weak flesh. I believed the lies I was told by him for far too long; that I’m not good enough, I’m not going to succeed at anything in life, I’m never going to be as good as this person or that person, etc. But, after spending some much-needed alone time with God, I came to a realization.. I AM THE DAUGHTER OF A KING. God wants only the best for our lives and in Him, I AM ENOUGH. This overwhelming sense of confidence and security came over me and it was like something I had never felt before.
In that moment, I decided to no longer let fear and lies from the enemy himself control my life. God is in control of my life and I am going to live to glorify Him and follow His path for my life. Now, don’t get me wrong.. it’s not like all of the sudden something magic happened and I’m changed forever with no effort. I wish! But in order for me to continue making positive changes in my life, I have to step out of my comfort zone and trust God; which is what I’m doing!
What I do not want out of this is to look like someone I’m not. I want to be real and focus on mainly positive things, but shed some light on the fact that life is not always rainbows and butterflies. It’s not my intention to make myself or my family seem “perfect” (whatever that even means). Trust me, we are FAR from it and I do not want anyone to get the wrong impression from me. I’m not trying to act like I’ve got it all figured out because as much as I wish I did, I don’t. I’m learning and growing day by day just like the rest of us. I am simply using this blog as a creative outlet for myself and to capture memories of our little family. If I can encourage or inspire ONE person out of this, my job is done ❤