I shared my first blog post a year ago today. I had wanted a new website for quite a while, but I never had time. Then COVID came and all of a sudden I did have time.
My work as a therapist took such an intense and sudden turn in March 2020 and it only began to lessen a few months ago. The whole time feels almost like a blur, full of so much trauma and loss. But I’m able to look back at all that I’ve shared here and on my blog, almost like a journal in a way, and see how God was stretching me, growing me, giving me words to say, and still working for my good in a time full of so much darkness. What started as a way to encourage others has really been an encouragement to me.
I’ve written so many words and recorded so many memories I would’ve otherwise forgotten. I’ve been completely surprised to have the chance to work with some truly lovely brands. There have been podcasts and even a feature on the news that was syndicated throughout the whole state. There was my Stories of Hope series, perhaps the thing that makes me the proudest.
But more than anything else, there have the people. By some miracle, I seem to have met the nicest, most encouraging people on the whole internet. You probably found your way here because one of them shared something I wrote. I couldn’t be more grateful.
This account is small. Honestly, it will most likely stay that way and that’s fine with me. I like the thing I’ve got going here-a mixture of my own memories, mental health info that matters to me, a few things that I love, and pieces of the faith that makes me who I am.
It takes some time, energy, and planning to share regularly on the internet. I’m so pleasantly surprised to say it’s been worth the effort for me. I try not to take Instagram too seriously (or else I’d go insane), but I also recognize that strangers are giving me a tiny voice into their lives and I don’t want to take that lightly. I sure do appreciate you being here and hope you’ve been encouraged by something I’ve written or shared.
I feel sure year two will bring more mental health info, more gardening, more dresses, more
books, and more adventures with Lily. I hope you’ll stick around