Hi. ❤ The topic of this post is going to be a solemn, bittersweet one, but it is something I know I must talk about!
Since the month of July began, I have been doing a lot of thinking about one thing in particular: BLOGGING. Scarcely have I thought of it more – you’d think that would be impossible! Being the writer on Dreaming of Guatemala has made it hard for my thoughts to not come back around to the topic of blogging since the day I created it – that’s how much I’ve loved it.
This blog allowed me to spend my senior year of high school surrounded by awesome people. I loved getting to connect with and get to know other bloggers that had similar interests, hobbies, and passions – I met some individuals along the way that have come to mean so much more to me than I ever could have imagined or hoped for.
Dreaming of Guatemala allowed me to fulfill one of my childhood dreams, which was to run a popular blog. When I was younger, I dreamed of the day when I’d have lots of readers instead of just two or three. Getting to fully experience what it’s like to have a fun, busy, ever-growing, popular blog taught me so much, and brought me a lot of great experiences.
I was able to grow in my relationship with the Lord through what I learned on this blog. I wrote inspirational pieces, got to have conversations with people about Him, and I learned more about myself through the Dreaming of Guatemala experience. I continually brought my blog life before Him because I desired that everything I was doing on WordPress was not only adding to my life, but was also in line with what He desired to accomplish through me.
I cannot thank each and every reader of my blog enough for coming by my site, providing me with feedback, and coming back by again and again. I’m thankful to have met so many different kinds of people who live all around this beautiful earth – it’s an experience I will never forget.
But I am now ready to move on.
I have been doing so much thinking, pondering, and praying over this blog that I now know for certain in my heart what the Lord would have me to do. I have been feeling a strong urge lately to finish something, pursue new things, take a deep breath, to leave something important to me in His hands … and I firmly believe that I know what it is.
I am excited to see where the rest of this summer will take me. I’m eagerly anticipating new opportunities, getting to think of all the places I’ll one day go … and more than anything else, I am willing to fulfill the Lord’s plans for my life.
I had a beautiful time here. I learned so much. I wish that the beauty of it could have lasted much longer.
But now I know for certain that the peace I have in my heart is because I am willing to move on. Leaving the spotlight will do me so much good.
Thank you so much for reading. ❤