Blogging has never been my thing, often feeling like pulling teeth. I fill my head with self doubt constantly….”no one will be interested in this”…..”I’m a horrible writer”…..”my grammar and spelling are atrocious”…..and so on. I have always tried to blog topics that I felt professional photographers should. You know…the perfect sessions, the latest trends, and what ever things will attract the most visitors.
Those things always left me empty though with nothing much to say. My blog posts were missing something, they were missing my heart.
At the same time, since starting my journey to faith I have felt God pushing me to use my blog for something- something good. I have a tiny corner of the worldwide web that I could be doing something useful with- I want to do something useful with. That may mean I have to step out of my comfort zone a bit, let myself be vulnerable, not care what people think- and I am okay with that now. It took me a long time to get here but I will no longer let fear hold me back from living with intention.
So what does all this rambling really mean?
It means I will be taking my blog in a different direction this year. I hope to turn my blog into a source of inspiration for families and moms to simplify and focus on what matters most. I will share my family’s journey to a simpler, slower, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. I realized my constant need for perfectionism has held me back from this dream for too long. Pursuing this type of lifestyle means I have a lot to learn about a lot of things. Having so much to learn can make things not so simple at times and is often overwhelming. I hope through my journey people will give change a chance no matter how much you know and how far you have to go.
Are you taking any leaps of faith this year? What fears have been holding you back from going after what matters most to you?
Come back next week and I will go into all my goals for 2015 including my goal planning methods.