I felt like I'd been missing out. Where had I been? All of these women here, congregated, desiring to share in the raw, to go deeper, to be ok with having a bad day or loving motherhood or both at the same time.
My heart has been thirsty for this, and I didn't even know it.
Blogging from the heart has been intimidating to me for a long time.
I have admired women who so seamlessly merge their very cool, chic, flawless lives with blogs that reflected their awesomeness. I've admired them while knowing that I would never join their ranks.
I actually graduated college with a Creative Writing degree.
This means nothing when all you have to give to the world is a processed funky and sometimes tired mess. I knew that Jesus saw me as beautiful, but I didn't think anyone else would want to hear about it.
And then, suddenly, my blog world changes. And I find a ton of women who want to share, who need to connect, and who are very just plain and real and true. And I get to join just by being me and by watching you be you. And my heart is finally relieved that the trying so hard is finished and I can breathe.