I've been struggling with blogging. I enjoy documenting different points in my life that I want to remember. It nice for me to look back on different aspects of my life and see how I've grown. Whether that is in my faith, my style or in my family. Looking back reminds me to be grateful of what I have today, and encourages me to better myself.
I used to blog about my faith and only that. I sold art work that only geared toward believers, so my audience was accepting and in agreeance to what I was writing about. I enjoyed it and was accepted for my thoughts and beliefs so it was easy... easier.
Now having shifted gears and creative outlets I no longer appeal to just people whom share my faith. I updated my website to be purely furniture restoration and home renovations. I didn't leave any room for faith. And when faith it a huge part of my life I wrestle with the very website I created to represent me.
This post is more for me then for anyone else reading this. This post is to remind my future self to be authentic and intentional. Hey! Aly! I am reminding you to be you, and be proud of it!
I have been wrestling with myself these past 9 months to really figure out who I am apart from a mom and a wife. My two biggest roles right now is just that, a mom and a wife, but I have been wrestling with who I am underneath of that.
Moving to a new town where no one knows my story or who I am has shook me up a little. It has caused me to really stop and think about myself. It's been a bit of a starting point, a new chapter, one that I have enjoyed when I am with my family but one I have struggled with when I am alone, just being me.
For the next 8 weeks my husband and I have committed to attending this class called Starting Point, where we will converse with others about our faith. It is a place where we can step back and look really evaluate ourselves and what we believe to be truth.
When you grow up in a home that believes in the truths of the Bible you don't always question everything you are taught. I have come to realize that it is not a bad thing to question, because with questions, little by little I am reaffirmed why I believe what I believe.
I am excited to be taking this class to challenge myself and really take my faith into my own hands.