I failed…. And that’s okay.
I had so many plans for this blog for 2020, plans that I shared with you all in this post. Included in all of those plans were plans for some fun posts this February talking about romance in fiction, as well as lots of other plans and ideas for later. And guys, I failed. I haven’t been able to keep up with any of those plans.
A friend once shared this with me: You can do anything, but not everything.
I’ve been trying to do everything. Because I’ve been so busy with high school, preparing for college, work, and life, I haven’t prioritized time to do things that I love: Write, read, and blog. Not doing this has been another failure of mine.
Part of this is because of the pressure that I have put on myself and my blog.
My blog used to be something that I LOVED to do. I loved putting together a post, adding some pictures, and answering comments. But recently, I started putting pressure on myself to be more “professional” and “put together.” I went from sharing my ramblings to trying to create structured posts that people would actually find “interesting.”
All of this takes more time and energy, and honestly, it made blogging less enjoyable to me. I miss sharing my random thoughts and little stories with you all.
So from now on…. I’m going to share more of my stories and more of what I want to write on this blog, not just what I think other people want to see.
I’m not going to be a perfect blogger, and that’s okay. I’m not going to be perfect as I navigate trying to juggle all of these exciting new aspects of my life and trying to keep my priorities straight. I’m going to fail even more, even in my new endeavors. But you know what?
It’s okay to fail sometimes. We’re all human. We’re all bound to fail in some way.
When we do fail, let us remember to give ourselves grace, get back up, and try again (maybe even in a different and better way).
And let us also take comfort and rest in the fact that we serve a God who loves us no matter how we fail, a God who will never ever fail us.
Maybe this is random and scattered (who am I kidding, it is!). But it’s something that I want to share with you all, in case anyone else feels anything like this. If you do, you’re not alone. ❤