Gratitude Challenge | I was grateful every hour for a day, and this is what happened


Are you a grateful person? 

I mean, if you were to think of how you feel on a daily basis, would “grateful” be one of the words that came to mind?

I’m a grumbler. I can notice something bad in almost anything, and I’m the kind of person who will mull over everything that could have been better, or how it went wrong, or what those people should have done instead.

Yup. Not all that grateful.

So I thought this was the perfect video which which to introduce you all to a new chapter of my life. 

I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what to write about since I’m not in university anymore. I know a lot of people keep being college bloggers when they’re out of college, but I want my blog to be personal–it was fun when I was going through it, too, but I don’t want to feel distant from you guys. I want you to feel involved in my life, and for us to be able to have shared experiences. I’ll still be posting some college stuff in the next few months since I know so many of you are in school, but a lot will be guest posts or else posts that are just stuffed to the brim with stuff I wish I had known.

Since finding things to write about without any real “mission statement” for my blog has been so difficult, it’s slipped through the cracks with everything else I’m doing. Mainly, I’m preparing for my book launch (which is starting in just a few weeks!) and creating an e-course with my sister, which is going to be awesome. (We’re making a course for moms and their preteen/teen daughters to work through to give the sex talk in an empowering, non-scary way while still sticking by Christian principles and not shying away from the tough topics.)

But over the summer, I’ve been missing this. 

I’ve been missing working for myself. I’ve been missing working on a project that brings me life and joy because it’s truly what want to do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving both of the jobs I’m doing right now–but they definitely feel like work right now! Making a course and launching a book are hard, people, and doing them at the same time doesn’t make them any easier!

So I’ve decided to jump into it again, and here’s how it’s going to work.

Every week, I’m issuing a challenge to myself. And I’m making YouTube videos about it, posting what I’ve learned and tips about that particular thing here on the blog, and giving behind-the-scenes footage to newsletter subscribers.

You have no idea how excited for this I am. I’ve been looking forward to being able to do this since May, and my first video came out today!

Let me know any other challenges you want to see me do. This coming week I’m eating vegan food ONLY for a 5-day stint, and I’m already realizing how hard that is going to be (I’m on day 2).

I’m looking forward to actually getting to show you my life. I’ve been feeling very disconnected from you all recently, and I think this is a positive step! Plus, I’m just seriously enjoying myself. 🙂

Let me know what you think!



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