3 Years, Thank You So Very Much!!!
To think I almost left at one time, had a goodbye post written out, man the tears that I shed that day. I thought I had to, it felt as though I had to do it. That I had no choice but to grow up and move on. You have no clue how thankful I am that I never hit "post".
This blog changed my life, and I've grown and learned so SO much in these past 3 years...
I found out who I was as a person and writer,
I learned that growing up doesn't mean losing who you are and the childlike wonder you have when you look at your dolls.
I've watched people pass through my life, some stay, and some have gone their own path, but I'm thankful for each one of them and the things they taught me.
I've survived so much, dang y'all when God says He will give you strength He gives you STRENGTH! I used to see myself as this emotional fragile little girl. That I'd never had the strength to stand up for myself and do things that took extreme courage. When I did, when I faced fears head on no matter what would happen, and walked away with my head held high and finally said "No", I surprised myself. Even found myself at the same time. I will always remember my mom saying to me, "I always knew you were stronger than you believed you were, I'm glad you can finally see it too."
I made it out of a situation that many don't have the courage to escape from. I made it out with hope and excitement for the future, and I was only able to because of answered prayers and God's grace.
I learned some ugly truths in the past 3 years, but I'll always chose ugly truths over pretty lies.
I learned you should never loose yourself for this world, you were never meant to be conformed by it (Romans 12:2)
Realized that being normal is overrated XD (Which is where the ADU slogan came from, "Why fit in, when you can stand out?"
I discovered so many passions I never knew I had, and tried so many new things.
In times when it was obvious that only hate was felt towards me, I learned to reply in love even when it was hard.
Sometimes in life it's worth fighting and not backing down, but it's important to know when the fight isn't worth it, and walk away before it destroys you or leads your anger to do something you'll regret.
When life gives you a run for your money, when Satan kicks you to the ground, there is always a hand ready to pick you back up, grab His hand my friend, and grasp it tight.
What does all of this have to do with my blog and all of you? Well, you were apart of my story. You took part in making me who I am today! You all helped me overcome my fear of showing others my stories and writing, you even helped me develop my own style of writing! You showed me it was ok to be different from others, showed me what I did here on my blog was important, that I had a way to bring joy to others, that you should never give up because it didn't go quite right or it wasn't easy. who I am today is thanks to you, and for that my dear friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I know I don't post as much as I used to or would like to, but I'll always do my best to post as much as I can, I love what I do here so much and I love all of you! As cheesy as it sounds, if I can write something that makes you smile, makes you laugh, makes your day just a bit brighter, that right there to me is one of the most incredible things I'll get to do in this world. And who knows, maybe some day it will work out for me to post every week again ;)
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Thank you for 3 years! Let's do 3 more, and BEYOND! :D Have an amazing day!
P.S. Just a heads up, something.... Spooky, is going on. Someone or something seems to be trying to take over the blog. You might want to stick around this month, it's going to be an October you'll never forget ;)