30 Days of Daily Blogging A Personal Challenge Day #1 For the past several months, I’ve woken up almost each morning and had a daily bout with purpose. What am I doing here?! What difference am I making? What can I do to help people? Do you relate at all?! I think this is due […]
For the past several months, I’ve woken up almost each morning and had a daily bout with purpose. What am I doing here?! What difference am I making? What can I do to help people? Do you relate at all?! I think this is due to a lot of things. One, I’m sure it’s part of my nature. I’m a 3w4 on the Enneagram, and while we 3’s have a killer work ethic, sometimes our work kills us. I really resonate with the piece about 3’s that explains that at times, though 3’s love work and are good at it, sometimes they have no clue what they really want in their hearts. That is really vulnerable for me to admit, because I have a thriving business that I thank God for every day!! And I never want my clients to think that what I do isn’t what I want — because it surely is. But I also have this deep desire to advocate for good and light and beauty in other ways too, and I just don’t know what that looks like yet.
Another reason I’ve been wrestling with purpose is because it just feels like the world is a harder place to be in lately. Can you relate? Whether it’s political and societal tension, social media hate, devastating news stories, and this ever evolving pandemic my heart has been in a state of grief for a while. Simultaneously, I’ve also shrunk back into my shell because of all. the. voices. There are so many. They overwhelm me. Some are good and kind. Some are hateful and venomous. Some share truth but many share lies. The last thing I’ve ever wanted to do is be just another voice contributing to the noise, especially in your life. But I also have this persistent desire to share, to write, and to speak myself. So I’ve been in this tense, paralyzed for a good while, which has contributed to feeling a little lost.
Well, this morning I was on a bike ride, thinking about the prayers I uttered last night and the prayers I uttered this morning, and I got this idea to share a blog post every work day for the next month. I’ll take weekends off because Sabbath is another thing I’ve been wrestling with how to apply to my life lately. But Mondays-Fridays, every day I will write a blog post about… anything!
You may be thinking big deal, you blog all the time! Lol, that actually couldn’t be more false. It’s true I’ve been blogging off and on for years, but consistency is one thing this blog has never seen. I love the idea that I’m putting this out there as a source of accountability for me. If I’m not sure what my grand purpose is right now, maybe over the next 30 days of writing about anything I can get into my blog drafts will help me peel back the layers, and more importantly, maybe it will help you in your life, too? That’s my ultimate hope and prayer. I hope what you find here in the next 30 days and hopefully beyond will bring joy and light to your life. It’ll be all completely random. Think personal musings, sharing shoots (which I’ve grown terrible at), rambling about my love of Nasa and space flight, adventures in thrifting (maybe I’ll even share/sell treasures I find?!), posts on trees, home happies, and maybe even sharing about products I love and/or outfits? It will be a journey filled with surprises, and if you’d like to follow along, I’d love to have you!
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