These photos were taken several years ago on Valentine’s Day. It was a rare snow day in Charlotte and I was considering starting a blog. I wanted to see if I could handle being in front of the camera since I’m always the one shooting. I made my husband get all bundled up and take these for me.
Afterwords, I told myself I wasn’t good enough or pretty enough to really be a “blogger”. Four years ago it was only something a few girls on Pinterest were doing and not really a thing. So I chickened out and pursued a career in real estate for a few years instead. It was the safer route that would be more likely to produce financial freedom.
While I enjoyed a wild and successful ride, the Lord told me to lay down my real estate career last October. It was no small task for me to step away from something I felt so good at and had gained so much pride in. But, I was obedient to God’s call even when it didn’t make sense to me, my family or friends. I heard Him loud and clear and less than a week later transitioned out of full time real estate to be a referral agent at the same firm.
My close friends had encouraged me I should finally use my talent in photography or eye for fashion and put them towards starting a business. I was in NO hurry to jump right back into something else without waiting on the Lord first. So I took a few months to myself, enjoyed the holiday season for the first time in years and just soaked up those months where my only responsibility was to my family. What a gift. Thank you Jesus.
At the end of the year, I was given the vision for this blog. I had NO idea what I was starting, why, or what I would say but I knew I was supposed to create a space to write and share journeys. So, here we are today.
This is me. Walking it out in faith. Finding my voice. Scared, embaressed, anxious but being brave any way. I have a dream this blog will become a place where people can go and be encouraged by women’s stories. We each have one.
The BEST part of this journey I’ve been on the last six months has been truly finding myself and who I am in Christ. For the first time in my life, I feel like God has just unlocked pieces of me that I didn’t even know existed. I have confidence because I’m secure in knowing I’m on the path God’s called me to and it feels incredible. So while I’ve made exactly $0 on this blog it’s been the most personally fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.
I shared on Insta yesterday that I want to do LOTS of collaborations and features on all the inspiring and creative women in my community. I’ve been praying their hearts will be open and we can see God move as we share His work in our lives.
Will you join me in prayer and help me spread the word? Let’s make this a place that helps grow and encourage His kingdom. A bright light in an often dark place.
It would be my privilege and honor to share your story. I really hope and pray you’ll consider it. Let’s be brave together. In community. The way He designed.
“Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.” 1 Peter 4:19
“It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul.” Deuteronomy 11:13
“Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24
“Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.”
Thanks be to God and may all the glory point to Him,