“You can’t go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are and change the ending.” -C.S. Lewis
Ever since I was a little girl, I had a dream of being a writer. I would fill pages and pages of journals with ideas, silly stories, and poems that I wrote just for fun. I LOVED getting writing assignments in school when most kids just groaned. Somewhere along the way, someone told me that writing was maybe not the most profitable career choice. So I believed them and I stopped writing altogether. What I wish I had known back then is that not everything that lights your soul on fire has to add dollar signs to your bank account. I recently tapped into journaling again as an outlet and I came across a writing prompt: “write a letter to the girl that you were when you were 8 years old. What would you tell her?”
This idea for a blog has been swirling around in my head ever since this question fell into my lap: what WOULD I say to the 8 year old version of myself? What lessons have I learned about life and, more importantly, about myself in my 27 years? Even if I could, I wouldn’t go back and change the past. Every stumble and fall along the way has made me into the person that I am. But what if I could share all the things that I’ve learned and am continuing to learn in real time? Should I be blessed with a daughter one day, what would I want her to know?
If you’re reading this, then this blog is for you. I will share my personal stories and experiences in a wide variety of areas, so I’m sure there is a topic here that will interest you. And to my future daughter, I hope that one day you get to read these posts. I hope you will become a fierce, amazing woman because of the things that I share here along my own journey. I hope you live a life that you are proud of and that excites you. And I hope that you remember that you can always change your ending.