If someone was to tell me that I'd grow up and have a blog and own a business; I would have probably laughed in their face. I had a pretty set plan for my life at a young age, and I've slowly learned to let go of certain dreams as well as chase after new ones. While I don't blog nearly as frequently as I want or should, the blogging world been an absolute blessing to me.
Some of my friends laugh at me when I talk about linky parties, conferences, and the blog/crafty friends who I hold dear to my heart. But truthfully, blogging has changed my life for the better. Two years ago, I was cautious, reserved, and utterly private, and here I am a couple hundred days later pushing myself so far out of my my comfort zone day in and day out.
Blogging has taking a very serious girl and reminded her that its okay to laugh every once and awhile.
It has restored my belief in the kindness of strangers as blog friends miles and miles away open their doors willingly and allow me to love on their kids.
Its lead me to coffee dates where I can pour out my soul to new friends.
It teaches me about beautiful blessings when sweet bloggers willingly take me under their wings long before they even meet me in real life.
It has humbled my pride and taught me that its okay to ask for help when taking risks; even in the simply things like dying my hair.
It floods with email account with words of encouragement, inspiration, and love.
It comforts me in my weaknesses and picks me back up when I fall down.
I am refined by all the grace I receive from others.
It challenges me to overcome fears and learn to fly on the wings of eagles,
which takes me on brand new adventures.
This beautiful community reminds me that I am never alone in my struggles and trimuphs.
It takes me thousands of miles away from home, just to find a piece of home there.
It restores old wounds and reminds me that we are not alone in our pains.
It continually reminds me to have compassion and love for the heartbreaking things of this world.
I encourages me to be true to myself; even in all of my pink and green.
I am amazed as I watch people rally around those who have fallen on hard times; living true to the motto,"when one falls, we all fall."
And sometimes it overwhelms me to the point of no words. I know that I have wonderful friends where I live and I am so incredibly blessed. But I am equally as blessed by those I have friended online. This was never ever the life I dreamed for myself, but now its a world I could never imagine living without.
I am taught that life is short and that I should forgive quickly, love always, and cherish every single day to the fulliest.
A thousand thank you's would never suffice to the gift that each friend is to me.