For much of the past few months or so, my life has very much felt like it’s been a constant cycle of change. I got pretty used to feeling a little unsteady as God did His good work in me; refining and reshaping all that I was used to. Between my career, my personal life, and my family there has been nothing steady about the past couple of years.
The Bible reminds us in Psalm 94, “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” – Psalm 94:18-19, NIV
It was around this time last year when I returned to this space in hopes to establish myself as a lifestyle blogger after years as an entertainment and pop culture blogger. Because of that background, I was enrolled in marketing classes and ready to pursue a master’s degree in social media marketing and had committed myself to that path. But then, life happened. In the midst of my third semester of grad school, my family and I entered into a season that led to us losing four family members in four months. In the time since those first of these losses last September, I don’t know that I’ve really talked extensively about where God has been leading me over the past few months.
I was pursuing marketing last year because of my time and experience as an entertainment blogger. I had been able to interview actors, authors, and directors because of the connections made and you better believe I could have gotten used to a life that was full of paid trips to film sets, movie premieres, and press junkets. Who wouldn’t want something like that? Shortly after I attended the 2014 Divergent premiere in Hollywood, I had the opportunity to travel to Beverly Hills and interview award-winning author Lois Lowry and the cast of The Giver, one of my favorite childhood books, and I began to really consider what opportunities like this could mean for my life down the road. I had been blessed with some amazing opportunities during my run as a fansite blogger, but I didn’t realize at the time that I was selfishly craving the bright lights and the glamour….