Why A Blog?


Hi everyone! Thank you SO much for taking the time to check out my new blog, I really appreciate it!

I wanted to take this first post to explain my heart behind it.

What actually got me going is school! I'm a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, and I get to do a big personal project this semester for my communications class... so I chose this! I'm super grateful for the nudge to do something that I probably would not have done otherwise. I am also pumped to get to talk in blog form about all the things I normally gush over with anyone who will listen (if you know me, you know).



What will I talk about?

Anything and e v e r y t h i n g. While planning for my school project I had the idea of doing a blog, because someone had recently suggested it to me. But I didn't know if I should actually do it because I thought, "how much could I really talk about?" I'm 20 years old- how many life experiences could I have to share? But I have a lot of thoughts! I started to make a list of possible topics and got excited, so I'm giving it a go! I'm pumped to get to talk about the things I love.


I will talk about my life, things I'm learning, random things I like, and mostly about Jesus. It's going to be fun! (And did I mention, eclectic?!)



My heart


"Flowers where there were weeds, gardens where there was nothing." - Abbie Gamboa

This quote is a line from a spontaneous UPPERROOM song that I felt God highlight for this season of my life. I have struggled so much with grasping for beauty, love, peace, and acceptance. Trying to be good enough so that God will receive me. Exhausting myself on the religious treadmill in pursuit of an illusion. But He's showing me that in the burial of what I thought He wanted from me, at the funeral of what I thought was right, that's where flowers grow. Beauty and life are in the burial of a seed.


I want to preface this blog by saying that I am a c o m p l e t e mess. Like, if you only knew how many meltdowns I'd had this month. But I'm growing, and I'm in the process of choosing to believe that God wants me and that He is trustworthy. So if you're feeling like a mess, join the party! Let's talk about life and learn to look at the beauty, together.



Love y'all!


Holly

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