I recently deleted my old website that existed for 10 years. In some ways, it felt like saying goodbye to an old friend, but it mostly just felt like I was finally letting go of something that’s been over for a long time.
It’s important to remember the past, but dwelling on it isn’t helpful. I gained friends, attention around the world, media presence, and experienced things that I never would have imagined when I started blogging over 13 years ago. I met and befriended my fitness hero, made friends whom I still talk to on a daily basis, and discovered that I have can have a voice and that my voice can make a difference.
That said, I cultivated a significant blog following based on my view of myself. I wrote about my life, my weight, and the issues that surrounded those things, and the more I struggled, the more attention I received. I was open about my hopes, obstacles, and desires, but I don’t want to talk about myself anymore.
I used to crave attention because I craved validation, but seeking to find it among strangers instead of in Christ was always futile.
My relationship with God has radically altered my life, and now, several years after committing my life to Him, I’m more excited about the love of Jesus than ever. And I want to talk about that.
My life is more peaceful and joyful than I ever could have imagined, and I’ve learned that nothing matters if Christ isn’t at the center of it. My marriage, my relationships, my job, my goals…They’re all more fulfilling because God is at the center of all of it, and that’s what I want to talk about here.
He has made me new, and He has given me joy, peace, and hope! I want to share that with anyone who’s willing to listen, so I hope you’ll join me on this journey. I hope you’ll be encouraged and that you’ll recognize God’s grace and love in your own life. Nothing else will ever truly satisfy.
I’m so thankful for God’s faithfulness, and I’m looking forward to sharing it here.