Last year around this time, I was a lost soul. Completely broken. Didn’t think I had a purpose in this life. I was in a deep, dark hole that had no light in sight.

When my blog came to life I was scared and insecure. I wasn’t sure what my blog would be and where I would go. But I started it anyways.

Knowing my blog will be a year old this week, I’ve honestly struggled with what this next year will bring. What should my blog offer? What do people even like to read?

I’m not a great cook, so can’t post recipes. I like to think my style is pretty simple and boring, so fashion posts are out.

I’ve come to realize that me being completely honest with my readers about my struggles, my journey of self worth and finding my purpose is what my blog truly is. I only know what goes on in my head (mostly crazy thoughts) and the experiences I have.

My purpose in this life is to help others. To share my story. Being able to share the good, bad and ugly about my life will help someone else. That’s all I want. I want to give hope to someone else.

I have such big dreams and visions for this “blog thing.” It’s time to make those a reality.

In order to make my visions come to life, I have to stop worrying about what others think. I have to stop wishing I could be like those other ladies on Instagram. I’m not them and their life & blogs are different for a reason.

Letting go of all that fear will bring my spirit to life. And you, sweet friend, you can let your soul come to life as well. Stop comparing yourself and your life to others. We are all out on this earth on purpose, for a purpose.

Your purpose is different than mine and that’s okay! Maybe our purposes can go hand in hand and change the world.

I’ve made friends on Instagram that have taught me to stop comparing. Stop pretending to be something you’re not. Be YOU!

Stop comparing your kids, your parenting skills or mistakes, your marriage, and your weight to others around you.

We can all learn from each other if we just stop trying to compete and compare. Wouldn’t it be amazing to walk into a room and not be scared of what others think of you?! Do it! Walk into that room and don’t care what others think.

Be confident in yourself. Be YOU. When you’re confident, you shine bright. Don’t let anyone steal your sparkle. It’s yours!

I’m excited  to see where this “blog thing” takes me this year. Who knows, maybe this hobby will turn into a book someday. (That would be pretty rad!) Dream big. Start living your life the way you were supposed to.


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