Keeping a Record

For a long time, I wanted blogging to be my job. I love writing and connecting with other bloggers and it just felt right. 

But lately I’ve been feeling called to not make blogging my job.  

To really work on my book and getting published. It’s always been a dream of mine, to be an author, and for so many years I put it on the back burner because I was afraid.  

Afraid of failure.  

Afraid of success.  

But I’m finally writing my book again and even though first drafts are tricky, it fills me up. I love writing books and that’s what I want to do. 

I didn’t want to give up blogging completely though. It’s still something I love and I probably will for a long time. 

Tonight at The young women’s activity (I serve as a leader over the girls 12-18 in my ward/congregation) we were talking about family history (genealogy) and someone mentioned how we need to keep a record. 

For years I’ve loved Stephanie Nielson’s blog, how she shares more of the day to day and talks often about how her blog is one record she is keeping for her family.  

I still don’t know exactly where my blog will take me, but I am writing more personal posts and doing it to keep a record for me and my family. Obviously there will be things kept private, but I’ve always loved using my blog as a way to share more of my thoughts instead of using it more as a professional blogger.  

So that’s where I’m at. And if you’re here reading this, thanks, it means the world to me that someone out there is reading my words and I hope that something on my blog inspires you.