An Ephiphany…

Y’all…I had an epiphany!  I was thinking today about this blogging thing…I really enjoy it!  When I actually get around to finishing and publishing a post it makes me feel super accomplished for the day!  Maybe this is what I’ve been missing as my creative outlet.  I mean I’ve tried everything…jewelry making, baking, cake decorating, scrapbooking, redoing/painting furniture, sewing,  cooking, organizing, party planning, floral arranging…the list goes on and on.  Now don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy these things and many more, but none make me feel as accomplished afterwards as blogging.  As I mentioned before in one of my previous posts, I wanted to be a stay at home mom and wife.  However, making a career out of all the things I enjoyed wasn’t really much of an option and the only role model I had to look up too in this category was Martha Stewart (one of my biggest dreams in life is to get to design dishware for a big chain store).   But, she was in a category all of her own and I couldn’t have fathomed actually saying “When I grow up I want to be just like Martha Stewart”.  I mean people would’ve laughed at me for sure!  Now, the internet with it’s Facebook and Pinterest and Twitter and Instagram and etc. have created a whole new lifestyle for us.  It’s given people like The Pioneer Woman amazing opportunities.  Basically she is the modern day Martha Stewart (don’t tell Martha I said that).  Blogging has become a new career!  Who would’ve ever thought of such!  I always struggled with what to tell people I wanted to be when I grew up.  It was a question I have hated my whole life.  It’s a question that bothers me even now!  In fact, I spent two years in college trying to pick a major before giving up and dropping out for a little while.  Yes, I knew I wanted to be a housewife and a stay at home mom.  But, I also wanted something a little more.  A way to impact other people with my daily life.  I have never been able to put my finger on it though.  I always thought I couldn’t make up my mind about a career because I liked doing too many different things and I didn’t want to be pinned down to just one career.  My epiphany today was basically this…If you feel that you have a calling and you just can’t seem to figure it out, then just maybe, it’s because it doesn’t exist yet!  If you are a young person who is struggling with this same feeling…a feeling of uncertainty and fear of disappointment from others, just know that this world is changing and evolving everyday and the very thing that you were put on this earth to do, might not even exist yet!  Now, I don’t know for absolute sure that this blogging thing is going to work out for me, but I’m definitely going to give it a shot.  I just think back to that day after I graduated, where I had to stand up in front of everybody at church and say what I was planning to do with my life…what if I had been able to say “One day I want to be a homemaker and a famous blogger…oh and design dishes”!

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