One thing I've been thinking about a lot is getting my act together and being a bit more professional when it comes to my small business. I would love to step it up a notch and be a bit more serious about it. So that has also perhaps made me a little more reserved as to what to share, and what to hold back. I'm sure there are those of you who read my blog just for the quilting and sewing stuff. And thank you so much for your support in those adventures!!! It means the world to me. But I also really feel like I want to share more of who I am beyond just my hobby/business.
I know I mentioned this a while ago, and I'm grateful for those of you who responded with such positive comments of support for whatever I decide to share here. Thank you!! One comment in particular really stood out to me, and I've thought about it a lot. I'm sorry I can't remember who said it, but she said how we can't divide ourselves into two parts. But that is exactly what I've done with myself since I've started quilting.
It was only this last year that I began being very open about my quilting-self with people outside of my quilting circles. I hardly ever share quilting pictures or projects on Facebook (which was until recently 100% only people that I know in *real life*, aka in person friends as opposed to online friends. Though I've started adding people that I've never met, but am friends with on other social media sites. If you are one of those people, you may have noticed that I share a lot more *religious* related posts on there, because probably at least 80% of the people that I'm friend with on there are of the same faith as myself - and that makes things a bit more comfortable.) Anyway, I've been trying to share more of my quilting side with my non-quilting friends, but that's not so easy either.
Anyway, my point is, that I want to stop having two different sides of who I am. I want to be one person, all aspects united, all the time. No more changing outfits to fit the role. Just plain 'ol me 100% all the time.
I read this post the other day and I loved it!! I feel quite similar to her and can relate so well to her feelings of wanting to share her faith with others. So no matter how intimidated I might feel, I'm going to stop holding back.
Now, I'm not going to start preaching, or trying to convince anyone of anything, or talk about my church all the time. Because I'm not. But what comes more naturally to me, and what I often desire to share, are the little lessons I learn from day to day. What helps me get through my trials, or brings me hope, or share my joys. I'm not concerned with what church someone belongs to, or what your beliefs are. I strongly believe that no matter who you are, where you come from, what your background is, or where you are going... We could ALL use a little more hope, a little more peace, a little more joy in life. A little, or a lot, more light! It's a crazy world out there, and I myself get overwhelmed by all the negative. So why not share a little more positive. :)
If you're not into that, I'm sorry, not sorry. I invite you to stick around and skip over those posts... I have no idea how often they'll be. But I'll definitely still be sharing projects and other things as well. But I'm putting this out there, partially for a testing ground, as well as trying to convince myself to really do this. Lol. :)
Most of these posts just might be put together on my phone, like this one. Which means probably no pictures = a boring post. But I'll see what I can do. :)
So here it is, my first random post. Goodnight everyone!!