Back & Better
Hey hey! I know it’s been a while since you’ve seen posts from me or had anything to follow along with on Life Over Lattes. I took a much needed break from writing and focusing on posting, to really get a clear vision and picture for what I want the blog to become and what I truly felt should be shared. To be completely transparent, when starting the blog, I knew that God had put it on my heart and sealed it with his promise but I found myself so lost in the numbers, the followers, the lack of expertise I had and then some. I realized that what I was doing and the way I was thinking was not going to produce any fruit out of what God had so clearly marked for greatness. I let the confidence early on cloud my judgment and ultimately keep me focused on what might’ve been most pleasing to readers and not what I was actually meant to accomplish and who he’s called me to be.
I had many long talks with my husband in the beginning about how I was stuck in the middle of wanting to still appeal to the young and talk about the things that are in without boring too many with “my mom stuff”. I wasn’t sure the avenue I needed to explore to keep more people in my sphere of culture/influence engaged without being “Just a mom blogger”. God truly stopped me where I was at in that thought process to have me check my heart. I was stuck in this place of comparison, envy, not able to praise those who were winning at exactly what I was trying to do. I was losing the excitement and passion for it and it became more of a task and check off the list in order to not lose the attention. I wanted to still feel like I was doing something important but with no true ability to speak from a place of confidence in myself or what I was writing.
There have been many times in my life where God has given me opportunities to put myself in a place of influence or give me ideas that could really make me shine but all while testing my ability to be humble and stay teachable. This was one of them and I’m not sure I passed. So here I am, after a few months of really uncovering what kept me stagnant, what delayed the fruit and breakthrough of hard work. I’ve allowed myself to begin again, knowing that I am who I am and need to speak from that place, not from where I want to be, or the life I wish I lived.
With all that being said - Life Over Lattes is where I will share about my experience as a wife, as a mother. Two of the most important and defining labels/blessings of the woman I am today. I will share about Gods love and grace throughout my journey on many different occasions and how MY life has been changed; with a passion to fill you with hope in your own circumstances and seasons. If you win, I win and if you don’t feel like you’re winning yet, I want to encourage the heck out of you til you do! I hope that regardless in my shift of focus/direction you reading this will still follow along on the journey. So much coming from Life Over Lattes soon and I’m so excited to share it with you all. If there’s anything specific you’d love to see, I’d love to hear.