Today marks one year since I started this journey of blogging. What an adventure it has been! As I look back over my posts from the past year, I’m overwhelmed as I am reminded of all God has done in my life. I have discovered more about my identity in Christ than ever before. This blog has provided a perfect outlet for me to share my writing. It has also been an amazing opportunity to document my life and share what I’m learning with others. I hope that I have authentically shared a little glimpse into my life and my walk in faith. Hopefully, as I have written through this journey, God has used what He is revealing to me to encourage someone else along the way.
I took a leap of faith and dove head first into blogging. I was a little overwhelmed by the depth of the world of blogging. I was quite surprised at all the behind the scenes work that goes into each post. Blogging definitely goes beyond writing. It has been a learning experience, but I have really enjoyed getting to explore and learn how to navigate the blogosphere. I have been able to focus on my writing and look for ways to advance my passion. I still have so much to learn, but I’m looking forward to continuing to discover ways to improve my blog and my writing.
I have poured my words out through my tears, laughter, hopes, and fears. Letter by letter, word by word, sentence by sentence, and post by post, I have discovered a little bit more about myself, about the person God has called me to be. Many times I have had to muster all my courage, and with a silent prayer, hit “publish.” Each time I hit that dreadful, yet wonderful button I feel the rush of freedom as the ideas trapped in the cage of my mind are released. It has been a process of letting go, of finding courage and confidence in the lines on the page. It is a beautiful, frightening thing when all the feelings I can’t make sense of escape into words on a blank page. I have been able to bleed onto the keys of my computer. Hopefully I have exhibited this honesty and passion through every post. I have chosen to write when it’s easy and when it’s hard, when it’s painful and when it’s joyful. I want God’s story in my life to be told, the beautiful and the grotesque.
I want to document the lessons I’m learning and the memories I’m making. I would like to share more about “My Adventures,” documenting the memories I’m making wherever I find myself. I also hope to share more pictures. I want this blog to really represent my life in every aspect. Now that I have had a chance to learn and experience blogging, I also plan to post more often.
I hope that whoever may stumble across this blog will laugh with me, cry with me, and learn with me. I don’t care how many people read my blog, but it makes me joyful to know that I’m sharing God’s story for me. God is the most wonderful author of all, and He invites us all into His divine love story. This is a never-ending journey of becoming the woman God has created me to be. As I look back over the last year, it makes me excited to even dream about what the next year may have in store. Thank you to everyone who has found their way to my tiny little space on the internet and taken the time to read my thoughts. I plan to continue focusing on “Becoming Emma” and seeking after God’s calling for my life. I’ll share each step of that journey here. This is just Chapter one…