Six years ago, I started this blog with the intentions of sharing my creativity with others. I was on the brink of self-discovery, learning how to bake custom cakes, taking on decorating challenges, and many other exciting adventures. Today, I decided to take a trip down memory lane, just to see how far I’ve come. Personal growth is a necessary battle, taking the good with the bad, and accepting the past as part of your future. I look at the blogs I’ve written over the years, and I can align them with pivotal moments of my life, that has helped to shape me into the person I am now. I have to admit, there were some times I’ve wanted to close my eyes to mistakes made, and decisions I may regret, but if all this did not happen, I would not be writing to you about my growth since then.
Have you ever taken the time to look back into history, examining photos, art or writing pieces that reflected who you were in the past? Do you find it hard to look at without criticising? I get it, it’s hard to face them when you now know so much more, but believe me, it was all necessary. Embracing the former self is key to feeling comfortable with who you are in the present.
Examining your past life also helps you to gage your goals, and allows you to track progress. Back then, I had a fear of opening up about who I am in my blog because I was worried that people wouldn’t appreciate me. I was the biggest critic with my words, and was afraid to share them with the rest of the world. Since then, I’ve found my confidence in who I am, and have learned to let it all out! Some people will be critics, and not enjoy what I offer, but readers like you have given me the perseverance to explore my passion. In January of this year, I decided to take my writing to another level, purposely writing to all of you daily on topics that you know and love. I watched my followers grow by almost fifty people, and I couldn’t be more excited about that!
These ambitions are small to some, but for me, I feel truly blessed! Almost fifty people take joy in my daily life experiences, and put thought into my days of self-reflection. They copy down interesting recipes and jot down ideas for projects at home. They laugh at my jokes, and write to me to say how much they’ve enjoyed it all. Contrary to what others say, I still believe that there is power in the written word that connects people in a unique way. They say that people have no time to read, but I believe that if words grab individuals, they will invest in their interest. It’s all about writing to move people, capturing their hearts from the very first line.
Thank you so much for your support, I am truly grateful for all of you. Happy Saturday everyone!