Social media, this blog and Jesus

Deep breath. I have been avoiding this space, which makes me sad to even admit. I created this blog as an outlet for my writing, nothing more. Social media just feels heavy to me lately and even this blog feels that way. It’s the pressure to make it more. To make it be my job and to produce an income no matter how small or big. It’s taken all the joy out of it and I’ve stopped writing as much as I used to. 

So here I am, trudging out of the valley with muddy boots and messy hair on a quest to conquer this mountain. I’m taking back this space and claiming it for my own. I will write what is pressing on my heart and not what corresponds with my Instagram or may get me more followers or collaborations.

We are stuck in this weird time where social media is a job for influencers, a bad habit for others and then an awkward middle ground for people like me who love it and hate it at the same time. I have announced on social media many times that big things are coming to this space and that’s because I was taking collaborations very seriously and seeking them out daily, but too be honest it didn’t feel right. I’m not exactly sure where this blog is going to go, but my heart and mind are open to whatever God has planned for it.

Alright, I’ll stop now because I don’t want this to feel like a rant in any way, just an explanation for my absence and for what’s to come. Thank you to those who have been here for a while and hello to those who just joined us recently. I love my readers and honestly, I hope these random words and thoughts connect with you in some way, shape or form. 

My heart feels so heavy for our world lately. I avoid reading the news 99% of the time because I can’t bear the weight of the violence, hypocrisy, hateful words and government drama. It just feels like too much right now. My sole purpose for this space is to be a small flicker light in this dark time. I want to write words that are worth reading, that encourage you not discourage you. Posts that give you hope and point you back to Jesus. 

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works. Which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.” 

                         -Ephesians 2:10

Happy Wednesday my sweet readers 

3 thoughts on “Social media, this blog and Jesus

  1. Janice says:

    Good for you!! This is your blog (space) and should be used for the way you intend, not what the social media world tries to make it. I admire your integrity and honesty!! I’m a new reader and will continue to follow.

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