It always amazes me when people ask me when I’m going to write again. I’ve always loved putting my thoughts to paper, but never really gave it a thought to share with others. When a friend mentioned blogging to me 10 years ago, I didn’t think I would be interesting enough. However, I took her advice and tried it.
I had a lot of feed back on that blog. I posted about love and loss, divorce and marriage, being adopted, the comedies of having children, finding confidence, ignoring the ignorant, and more. I love that blog. However, it’s hard for me to re-visit it now. It’s hard to find new material when posts from 8 years ago pop up. I’m grateful for those lessons, but I don’t want to see them anymore.
Writing during those years was incredibly therapeutic. At that point in time, I was in my 20’s and going through some moments that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Visiting that page brings those thoughts and feelings back and I really don’t want to go back. I’m so happy that my words helped to inspire others, but I am a completely different person now. I’m a woman who has grown up, a woman who is still learning about herself each day, and most importantly, a woman who has recently found God.
I know. I feel like nowadays it’s not acceptable to speak about Him, but I will here. Gone are the days where I let the opinions of those behind keyboards impact my own personal thoughts. They can have their thoughts, whether they be negative or positive. And the beautiful thing is, I can have mine too! I’m no longer going to delete a post because a reader is upset that I posted my opinion on the meaning of Christmas (yes, that happened). This blog is my heart speaking and I am not going to silence it.
Slowpaceandgrace.com is something I have been thinking about for a while now. All of those thoughts of self-doubt that we all tend to have kept sneaking into my daydreams. I’ve finally stomped on those thoughts and here we are! I’ll still be writing about confidence, life, and kiddos. I’ll also be adding in recipes, health topics, lifestyle changes (aka the hundreds of diets I have tried), and more.
I hope to meet new people with my posts, just like I did before. I also hope to catch the eye of some of you that have read my posts in the past! This is just for fun and I am so ready to start this fresh, a brand new Chapter 1.