About this time last year I wrote a blog talking about finally taking time to consistently write. Well, looks like that didn't really happen. Here I am a year later and it seems like I'm doing the same thing. Once again I'm on here saying I need to write consistently and this is the beginning...the beginning of what exactly I'm not sure.
But this is the beginning of something.
So what's different this time around? How do I know I'm not going to just repeat what I did last year?
For starters, I'm not the same person I was last year. I've grown a lot. Especially when it comes to giving grace to myself. Finally allowing myself grace enough to not be perfect or do everything perfectly. I wanted to launch my new site by January 1st. I wanted to have everything ready to go before launching. I wanted to have already written several times by now. But, sometimes life happens and other things grab at your attention and your emotional energy can't be stretched out any farther. And then you take some moments to rest and breathe, and then you get going again. I reminded myself the site didn't have to be perfect to just start. I just need to write. I don't have to be perfect to pursue a dream. So here we go.
Secondly, I'm not in the same season of life I was in last year. Life with a under one year old is a lot different than life with an over one year old. I'm much more emotionally stable than this time last year and motherhood is a lot more fun than it was this time last year. Don't get me wrong, life is a miracle and babies are precious gifts from God, but having a newborn is hard. It was really hard. And I wasn't in a place this time last year where I could pour my heart on a page. Making it one day at a time was enough then, and I'm so thankful for the sanctifying work the Lord has done in me through mothering Katherine so far and through marriage this side of having a baby.
God is good and faithful. I'm thankful for growth in Christ. I'm thankful for the seasons of life.
Even now we know a new season is around the corner. There is so much unknown, but we will cling ever so tightly to the promises of God and trust Him through the process.
So here we go. A new year is here and it's going to be a good one. The best one yet. The one where I finally start this writing adventure.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.