Do you ever ask yourself what your “why” is? Recently I have been having to remind myself of my personal why, especially where the Just Believe Journey is concerned. I am constantly asking myself what's next and wondering if I am doing what I am meant to be doing. When I started on the journey it was clear to me, my “why” is to tell my story and encourage others through the process of doing that. If that was my reason then I have accomplished what I set out to do. I accomplished that months ago when the blog went live, and it quickly became obvious to me that is not where this story ends. Over the last few months I have been contacted by other bloggers, life coaches, friends and even strangers who have encouraged me to keep going in spreading the story of hope and healing. I know it might seem to some people that the idea of me being a blogger or anything other than my old self might appear to be for other reasons, but I can assure you I am not one to want to be in the limelight. In fact, I am really speechless when people ask me about the blog or give me a compliment about it or even buy new sticker packs for the Just Believe Journey, I still even get a little embarrassed sometimes. I also question my sanity as well that I could start all of this as I approach the BIG 50 in November. Considering I have no idea how all this will go, I am going to just keep telling the story I feel called to tell. If I am honest I have accomplished every goal I had in my 40’s and I am so eager to see what my next decade holds. The blog was the first goal I have accomplished and one I was the most anxious about. I have always been a goal oriented person, but until some recent events in my life I had just been living and trying to stay focused on my family and helping them to reach their own goals. I guess the thought of turning 50 and seeing my family not needing me near as much as they used to has me setting bigger and bolder goals to hit for myself. I have so many stories to tell you in the next few months. All of them will be Celebrating the life opportunities God has blessed me with and how I have overcome many obstacles to get to a point where I could be vulnerable and braver than I ever dreamed possible by telling the stories. I want to thank you all for following my story, sending me encouraging emails and the comments on the blog and my Instagram. May God bless you all.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times.