What’s this all about?

I told myself that I would be a published author by age 30. I am now 35. That deadline has come and gone. (It’s probably best seeing as I was still learning how to be honest and no one wants their first published piece to be something they have to come back and apologize for.)

I have always been a writer. I have journals dating back to before my handwriting was legible. Instead of giving up the dream, I picked up the pen again, or more accurately, put fingertips to keys and here we are.

Here are a few things that I, your stellar blogger, commit to you, my loyal readers:

  • I will post as much as possible. As much as I want to crank out new reads, I want the content to always have depth and meaning so I will not just post anything for the sake of doing so.
  • I will tell the truth. Sometimes it will be uncomfortable and raw, but I will say it anyway because, for a girl like me, honesty is the only way. I was a liar for too long.
  • This is a safe place for discussion. Though I am judgmental by nature, this is a no judgement zone. It’s a place to discuss openly and honestly.
  • I will do my best to respond to every comment. I appreciate so much that you would take the time to leave your thoughts. Please know that I don’t ever take that for granted. (If I ever do, you have my permission to slap me…cyber style of course.)
  • If I read someone else’s blog post that moves me, makes me laugh until my sides ache, cry until the streaks of mascara leave my face stained, or reflect back in a positive way that furthers my emotional, spiritual and/or mental development…I will reblog it so that you too can share in that experience.
  • No matter what, “this place is about grace.”
  • Snarky remarks and words intended to hurt someone else are not welcome here.

If you’re walking this journey like the rest of us and want to meet some amazing people along the way, consider this a rest stop for your soul.

17 thoughts on “What’s this all about?

  1. Oh, that’s wonderful! You are a writer and have always been a writer at heart; and it doesn’t have to be a published piece to be meaningful at 30…or at 35, lol! I too am grateful for WordPress where we can express and share with others what life means to us. Thank you for your spirit of grace and truth. Wishing you blessings and continued success on this life’s journey. Be blessed always! 😀

    • Brendaline,
      You have no idea what your comments mean to me today. Discouragement has been looming and when it sets in it’s a difficult thing to combat. You have helped me keep it at bay. Truly. Thank you!

      • Hi Joy! (Love that name!) I know how intensely discouraging life can get. Life can be a handful, especially during the holidays when memories and emotions are their strongest. It’s comforting to know that such season don’t last forever, and as long as a new day dawns, that’s a divine sign that a new beginning is here and it always gives me a fresh perpective. Don’t forget how much you are loved and cherished. Thanks again for your incredible website of inspiration! I am ever so grateful to have found you here! Continued blessings and grace to you this Thanksgiving season–and always! 😀

  2. Hi there, I was introduced to your blog via Sole Hope and just reading your ‘About Me’ and your mission statement assures me we most certainly can be friends. 🙂 I too am all about honesty- pure and raw as well as judgement free. And oddly enough…I have journals back to 1st grade…sisters from another mother?? Now I’m going to go back and stalk your blog since the beginning and hope you choose to do the same for mine. HA!

  3. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!

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  5. I wanted to say I really appreciate how you do respond to almost all the comments that people make on your blog. I am impressed by your commitment to that and appreciate that you do so.

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