So it would seem that I am sticking my toes back into the waters of blogging. I am no stranger to this land, but it’s been a long time.
For those who don’t know and that’s probably most of you—for seven years straight back in the early-mid 2000s, I blogged on Xanga, Typepad and eventually WordPress, running my own little piece of internet real estate, as I masqueraded around as PinkHairedGirl.
In early 2010, I said goodbye to not only my pink locks, but also to blogging.
Why? I felt as if I had lost my identity in the pseudonym and took a step back to work on myself—to grow and heal in areas that I didn’t realize were broken. I broke up with friends and even my church as God did a work in me—and yes it was painful. But as A.W. Tozer says in The Pursuit of God about God’s testing of Abraham, “It hurt cruelly, but it was effective.” (I highly recommend that book, btw, if you enjoy a swift kick in the teeth in the best way possible).
I released a book with Moody Publishers all about my past porn addiction. I left my secure job of seven years for full-time ministry and now… I am back in school in a Christian Counseling degree program through Liberty University Online.
Needless to say, the last few years have been a whirlwind. But one thing remained and still remains the same… I MISS WRITING.
From a very early age, I used the written word to express what I was thinking and what I was feeling. It’s the introvert in me. I wanted to share everything—but I didn’t want to talk to anyone … ha! And so when blogging entered the world, it was instantly therapeutic for me. I have missed this avenue of sharing, but I haven’t had peace about returning until now.
And I am so excited!
I have lots of things I look forward to sharing about which include of course posts on addiction/strongholds, hope and healing, but also lessons I’ve learned in my 20s as I embark on the big 3-0 at the end of 2014 and the daily grind/current events of our culture, both inside and outside the Church.
I’m single. I’m in ministry. I’m a denominational crossbreed. I’m politically conservative. I’m the youngest child with two older brothers. I’m the aunt to two young men who are growing up too fast. I’m not good at apologizing unless I really know I am wrong. I’m obsessed with Candy Crush and BINGO apps (yes, like an old lady). I’m emotionally attached to country music. I’m missing pieces of my heart that were left behind in South Africa and Thailand. And despite great effort, I’m becoming more and more like my mother everyday (more on that later).
I hope to inspire single women to stop waiting around for marriage before pursuing their God-given passions. I hope to inspire married women who have let their God-given passions fall to the wayside to pick them up again. I hope to write with humor and grace as I make fun of myself and the happenings of life. I hope to use my voice to speak boldly at a time in our culture when it seems easier to just speak what’s comfortable.