All the Single Ladies!!!

So if you read my last blog post you know the why. Why I started this blog. But now let me cover the what. What is this blog going to be about? What can be expected?

I’m a firm believer in the expression “There’s a reason for my season.”  I’m 26 years old and have been single for a year and half. Before that, I was in long term, back to back relationships. I began my single journey in the summer of 2016. And let me tell you, that was an experience I’ll never forget and that I’ll talk about and share soon. I’m a completely different person than the girl I was 2 years ago. I know who I am, I love myself, but most importantly have a relationship with God. Don’t get me wrong, just like with anything else in life, being single isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. It took me awhile to get to the place that I currently am in my single season of life. I’m going to be real with you and tell you that sometimes it’s frustrating, discouraging, and not fun waiting for the man God has for me. It’s natural to want to get married, start a family, and start that journey of life.

Are you with me still? Have I lost you yet? In a nutshell I’ll be sharing my testimony which includes past relationship experiences and my dating stories. That’s right, the good, the bad, and the funny. 2017 was the year I started casually dating and child let me tell you, that has been another experience in itself that I’ll also talk about and share soon. It’s hard out there in those streets dating as a Christian woman trying to find my future husband. Can I get an Amen?
PSA: this is not a Taylor Swift, ex boyfriend bashing outlet. This is me sharing my experiences and my journey. I will not be sharing names, telling other people’s life stories, or using this to point out anyone else’s flaws except my own. Because let’s be real, I and anyone for that matter, has no place to judge anyone. I also can’t speak on behalf of anyone and have no right to tell anyone’s stories except my own. I will respect everyone’s privacy and even my own to a certain extent.

 But just as life isn’t only about boys and relationships, I will be sharing other things as well on here. I have many other hobbies, interests, and stories to share.

Everything from baking to beauty tips. Occasionally, I may slip a random home decor DIY or infamous Snapchat story that I love to make on here. So if you’re interested and would like to join me on this journey then get ready for some corny jokes, stories that’ll make you laugh, maybe shed a tear, but stories that are 100% real and honest.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”          -Jeremiah 29:11

What the heck am I doing?

It’s 11:20 p.m. on a Tuesday Night and I’ve been reseraching the past 2 hours, “How to start a blog.”  I literally have no idea what I’m doing. This morning when I woke up, I had no idea I’d be starting a blog today.  It’s ironic, because just this past weekend I was talking to my Mom and Stepdad about things I wanted to do.  “I want to start a blog,” were my exact words; however, I never thought I’d actually follow through with it.  Fast forward to tonight, I had dinner with one of my best friends (shout out to you mejor amiga!).  We were talking and reviewing everything that has happened in 2017, because naturally that’s what you do right before the new year.  I shared with her some journal entries that I had been writing this past year and how I wanted so badly to share them with others, but didn’t have a platform…… Coincidence I had just mentioned starting a blog 2 days prior? I think not.  So here I am!!! Welcome to my first blog post! I’m so excited to start this journey and share my stories with others.  Which brings me to Why?  Why am I starting a blog? What is my goal with this?

I am starting this blog to share my testimony, journey, and crazy embarrassing stories I’ve experienced.  If my stories can help just one person, then this is all worth it.  If I can make someone laugh, bring a little bit of joy into their day, or just help them realize that they aren’t crazy, then that brings me joy . It’s encouraging to know there’s someone else who has experienced what you are going through or is currently right there along with you going through life’s daily battles.  

Well of course with anything new, fear, doubt, and anxiety comes with it.  Aka the enemy walks right in and tries to discourage you from doing what you are called to do.  The one thing that scares me the most about this blog is the fear of being judged.  I’m far from perfect and have made my fair share of mistakes. But mistakes that I most certainly have learned from and can use to help others.  By opening up and sharing, a sense of vulnerability comes as well, a loss of power.  At the end of the day, God is in control.  So here’s me asking God to use me, use this blog, and use these stories to help others.  Show others there is hope and that life with God is so much easier than life on your own.

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.   I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”                                                     – Isaiah 41:20 NASB