Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Year of Hallelujahs

I know I'm guilty of not posting as often as I should (all I'll say is, college isn't easy) but, there really isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about this blog. So, I figured I'd do it justice, give it the credit it deserves, and tell its life story.

A little over a year ago, I was talking with someone about how I've always loved writing and how I dream of someday becoming a writer. They just looked back at me and asked, "So, do you have a blog?" As I answered, I tried to think of an excuse for why I didn't because if I wanted to be a writer, why didn't I have a blog? A few days later, exactly one year ago, I sat down at my computer and created A Simple Hallelujah.  
I honestly can't believe it's been an entire year since that day, but looking back, I realize how much I've learned about myself. I've had the opportunity to connect with some really amazing people through our mutual love for writing and blogging. I've explored a few places and talked all about them. I've given advice that even I'm still working on following. And, I've challenged myself in so many ways. And, through those challenges, I've discovered so much about just what it is that God desires from us. As I've given him full reign over my heart, He has changed my perspective on life. In turn, the desires I wanted in this life have altered drastically, and I truly believe that it is because all along, He knew what was best for me before I even knew what I wanted.  
I can say that now I know how to form my own beliefs and opinions about society and the world, and explain them to others. And, I believe it was here that I became confident in doing just that.
It was here that I learned what it means to be your own person, love yourself for what's on the inside, live fearlessly of the future, and ultimately, how to wait patiently and sit quietly to hear the heartbeat of all of life's simple Hallelujahs. 

I'm thankful for the growth, I'm thankful for the support, I'm thankful for you reading this now. This is where my journey began, and I'm so thankful for it.

Despite the busyness of life, I will be attempting to post more, encourage more, and continue documenting change as it happens.
Thanks for following along. You'll never know how much I truly appreciate YOU.

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