I’ve been thinking a lot about my “social media journey”, which I alluded to in my last blog post, and I decided to just sit down and hammer out some thoughts while they are fresh in my mind.
First of all, I want to start off by thanking you – because if you’re reading this right now, then that means that what I’m doing here with this blog, and through social media, is reaching people – for better or for worse! And I truly appreciate each and every person who takes the opportunity to check out my work, either here on the blog, on Instagram, or even on Pinterest.
They say the first man in every girl’s life is her father, and for me, this was certainly true.
I was blessed with a good father. It’s not just that he provided for our family and created a safe home for me to grow up in where all of my needs were met. Although I’m certainly grateful for those things, because I know they aren’t necessarily a given for every child – it was so much more.
I have one of those “tough love, soft place to land, number one fan, you-can-do-anything, play on the floor, ice cream for breakfast” kind of dads. My dad was truly the most important person in my world, and growing up I could hardly imagine a scenario in which he wouldn’t know exactly what to do. Let’s just be honest, I still have trouble imagining it.
I’ve never been great at daily journaling – but I’ve always respected and valued the practice. Taking the opportunity to look back and reflect on the moments and experiences of the past not only remind a person of where they’ve been – but can also give insight into where they’re going. It’s amazing to see how things that seemed impossible in the moment, are miraculously worked out, with design and purpose.
So, with that in mind, as 2017 draws to a close, I have been intentionally reflecting on the year, and some of the moments that have impacted us as a family, as we prepare to usher in 2018.