So, my dear friends, it’s been almost 2 years.
I don’t know that I’ve been committed to anything other than coffee, queso, and softball for longer than 2 years!
Okay, maybe my family and friends. And pie. I’m definitely committed to pie.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way.
I’ve stuck with this whole I’m-a-blogger thing for a long time. It started with realizing I had a voice – specifically a voice as a Christian female who also happens to be single. I realized that I had something to say about the way the Church interacted with “my kind.” (Using that phrase probably goes against everything I’ve said for the past 2 years…whatever…)
I was also struggling with that reality. That I was (am) single. That my life plan hadn’t quite played out the way I thought it would.
So I wrote about it. I wrote about my struggles and my triumphs. My interactions with others who try to navigate life differently than their family/friends/church crew expect them to.
And cool things started to happen. I started to see God show up in my life in ways that I didn’t expect. I began to see Him fill holes I forgot were there, because I was letting Him in.
I’ve been on this metaphorical journey for almost 2 years and I feel like it’s time to go on a new one.
I’ve become “Kayla, the Single Blogger” (I just gave myself that name, by the way…)
I don’t want to be known for singleness, I want to be known for Jesus.
So, here we are. Taking this thing in a new direction.
This doesn’t mean that I’ll never write about singleness again, because that is still part of my reality.
But instead I want to write about Jesus. I want to write about what He is doing in my life, in the lives of my family & friends, and how He is transforming hearts for His name’s sake.
I want to become Christ-like, not Kayla-like. I want Matthew 5:16 to be true of me:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
I hope you’ll stick around, because I think really cool things are about to start happening again.