300 blog posts seems like an unfathomable number. I can hardly believe I've done this 299 times —sat down at my computer with nothing but my thoughts, the day's emotions, and God's guiding inspiration. Where did that time go? Where have those posts gone? Have they reached anyone, uplifted anyone, found anyone who needed them?
I may never know. And you know what? That's okay.
300 posts ago, I was a sixteen-year-old naive introvert, terrified of the internet and launching into blogging only as a means of launching my writer dream. I never could have guessed that this blog would become one of my most meaningful projects. Regardless of how many readers it has, regardless of how relatively small its impact is, I have learned so much simply by digging up my thoughts, purifying them in Scriptures, and sharing them here.
300 posts later, I am still a naive introvert. I'm still apprehensive of social media and my writer dream is still just that—a dream. But I have found a voice through this blog that I might never have found otherwise; I am finding authenticity here that God is using to make me braver. I am writing something that doesn't need an agent, publisher, or five-star Amazon review.
It's just me. Me and God. Me, by the grace of God, sharing with you.
I don't know who you are. I don't know what your life looks like, what your circumstances are, or why you're here, reading the 300th musing of a hermit/aspiring writer who might be aspiring for the rest of her life. All I know is that I'm glad you're here. I'm so, so glad you're here.
If you want a blog that has all the answers, you'll probably be disappointed. If you want a blogger who has it all together, you definitely, absolutely will be. But if you want weekly encouragement from someone who needs it just as much as you, this is where it's at, my friend! We're going to be great pals, and I can't wait to grow with you—in gratitude, in worship, in the love of God, and in the beautiful, wonderful, oh-so-exciting adventures we have waiting for us in Him.
Time flies, God is always good, and I am so happy that you've found this little blog. I have 300 reasons to be thankful today, and by His grace, I can't wait for the next 300.