This week marks three years since I started this blog. Three whole years of blogging! This blog is officially a preschooler.
On July 1, 2015, I posted my testimony to this blog, sharing for all the world to see the woman I once was and the woman God transformed me into. This blog was something I felt a stirring to do for a long time, but it took having my heart broken to really push me into writing it. I’m amazed at the way God used something painful in my life for my very good.
This blog has gone through many changes of its own. In 2015, I was baptized and shared my story with my church in New York City. I was growing in my faith and diving headfirst into the Bible, ready to soak up all God had for me. I was also still wrestling with my eating disorder, going to counseling every week, and figuring out what I wanted in my career and in my life.
That summer I decided to be single for a while and try to take my time getting to know The Lord, rather than going about life according to my own plans..
Little did I know I’d be meeting Charles only a few months later. It was October 31, 2015, at the wedding of his sister, who also happened to be my roommate. I didn’t see him coming, at all. The craziest part of all: God used this very blog to show Charles more of who I am. Despite the long distance between us, Charles pursued me after falling in love with my heart written down right here.
Can I get a praise Jesus for that?
This small corner of the Internet has given me a place to process my thoughts on body image and anxiety, to meet some of the most kind-hearted readers around, to grow closer to Christ, and ultimately to share the hope of the Gospel. I feel like a very different person from who I was in 2015, and I believe the blog reflects that.
I’d love to know what you think of the blog and what you’d like to see in the future.
Thank you for joining me on this journey! Here’s to countless more years of blogging.
If you want to talk more about Jesus Christ and faith and what-the-heck-is-all-this-stuff, shoot me a message. I love meeting new people, whether virtually or in person, and gabbing about life.
And if you'd like to know more of my story, you can read my testimony here.
Truly, He makes beautiful things.