two years?

I just opened up my wordpress to write some random blurbs and I got a notification that today marks two years that I have been on here! wow. I mean two years of my online stress reliever. two years of growth. I have been blogging since highschool but I see my wordpress as a step closer to maturing into adulthood. A lot of my posts on my blogspot were rants and personal things that really didn’t need to be shared but hey, can’t change what’s already been done right?

Blogging can be such a healthy thing when used properly. People have all different uses when it comes to blogs but when you let go of your fear of what people have to say and discern what is necessary and unecessary to post it can become great.

I started blogging for a few reasons. In highschool I needed an outlet to express my feelings. I didn’t show many people where I was posting because at the time I didn’t even understand the signifcance of it. I went through typical highschool drama and felt that I didn’t have anyone to speak to. I mean I talk to my mom about almost everything but some things she can’t even understand and when you feel that all your friends are against you, you gotta look somewhere else. I know a Christian reading this is going to chime in saying, “what about calling on God?” well… I don’t have a legit reason as to why I didn’t.

During my highschool years I knew God but I didn’t look to Him like I should. I went to church and prayed before all my meals but through all my troubles I wouldn’t call on Him. I think that’s when He wants us to talk to Him the most.

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalms 55:22

Once I got to university and learning the importance of my relationship with God I started to truly understand that verse. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my weak moments but who is perfect?

Blogging also helped me understand that I’m not the only one going through some things in my life. I have had people reach out to me and help me cope with things that I felt I could do on my own and even share happy experiences as well. Letting certain aspects of your life show can be a good thing sometimes. It has helped me through many trials in my life, I mean not just blogging obviously I have God, friends, and family but my blog has done a bit.

I appreciate people who read my entries and have shown support. In the end this isn’t done for an audience. This is for me.

God bless and Happy Black History Month xox.