Do people read blogs anymore? Should I blog anymore? What should I blog about? What does the word "blog" even mean and why am I spending so much time wondering about what to say, what not to say, topics, plans, updates, blah, blah, blah..instead of the word blog, I am just going to start referring to it as my blah, blah, blah.
Speaking of blogs, I still pop onto Ali Edwards site a few times a week as well as Karen Russell's blog even though it has almost been a year since she stopped blogging. I am secretly hoping that she starts again because I always LOVED what she shared. I always go to Meg's blog because, duh as well as Kelly Rae Roberts and a handful of others but I don't spend much time reading. I just sorta scroll through like I am scrolling or swiping my phone, Facebook and Instagram.
I don't want to be a scroller or a swiper. I want to be a story reader and a story sharer. I LOVE listening to people's testimonies, their "junk"and stories and NO, I am not being nosey, I am just curious and because it helps me with things along the way. I want to be the same for others. I want my junk and my mess to be part of my message.
Speaking of stories, during what was supposed to just be a little creative doodle & Bible Journaling workshop this past weekend in Texas, they handed me a microphone and I guess I thought I was a Women of Faith speaker because I started "blah, blah, blahing, spilling and sharing a little bit of this, that and the other. After I was done and then for several hours afterwards, I had the most amazing conversations with women of all ages about several different things. Let me just say that there was nothing earth shattering that I said but but the fact that I just opened up and spilled made them feel "okay" "accepted" "understood" and "normal" and as I always say "I just reminded them of things they already knew, just forgot to remember"
It reminded me, too.
That is what I LOVE love love about women's art & faith retreats. It is all about sharing, creating, worshiping, eating, staying up late, getting up early, getting drinks from Sonic, drinking coffee in the morning, afternoon naps eating, and gathering with a safe & secure community of women and well, eating more. We all just show up with our stuff without really knowing one another and we leave with a whole lot more than we could have ever planned or imagined.
Maybe that is what I want this blog to be. A safe place to sit and read with your morning coffee or your late night snack. A place to come and be inspired by something that I have created or designed. A place to be encouraged and reminded that we are loved and really, no matter what happens, in the end we will be okay. We will because it's a promise.