1.30.2015

When You're Lacking Inspiration

Hello there,

  Twenty days. It's been exactly twenty days since I last posted on this little blog of mine. I wish I could say that I was heartbroken because of this, but to be perfectly honest, I only thought of it maybe once or twice. 
    I guess I tend to just forget to post, or I lack inspiration. Being in a place where I lack inspiration isn't fun whatsoever. It's like I rack my brain and rack my brain and can't find anything. No matter what kind of creative juices I try to muster up, they just don't show up. 

                          (I live in New England, so we have a lot of this right now)


   Despite these past twenty days, my inspiration is coming back; slowly, but surely. Bits and pieces of little smidgens of ideas come about, and I realize that sometimes it just takes a little extra thinkin'. 

   I hope you're all doing well, and I hope to be posting soon!


                                            Love,
                                        Kelsey :)


1.10.2015

I Did Not Stop Thinking About This Blog, I Promise!

Hello there,


   I know it's been awhile since I've posted; well, really only nine days but sometimes it feels like an eternity when you want something to say, but don't really have any words. 

   Life is certainly funny in the way that we change. Different things become important to us over the years and other things fade away slowly. I remember back when I first started blogging, and I spent hours and hours trying to think up new blog posts, or even writing blog posts. That got me to the point where I had 60+ followers and I was content with it. Except for the fact that I had two of my own blogs, I was about to start up another blog with some other girls, and I spent four or more hours on the computer a day. Talk about priorities, huh? But that was back when I was ten or eleven. This is what mattered to me. Blogging and getting as many followers as possible is what mattered to me.
   Now, I've come to the conclusion that blogging, if not done in a good way, isn't all it's cracked up to be. You can easily become obsessed with being the best, or the greatest, or having the most followers, and it's completely and utterly unhealthy. Dedicating all of your time to having the most followers, is kind of like being the type of person who goes around in a crowd begging people to like them, and tweaking their personality to suit those around them.


   


   Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I still did the same thing that I used to as far as blogging. If I had continued spending four hours or more on the computer every single day blogging or reading blogs, for the last three or four years, where would I be now? I feel like I'd be unhappy. Only because if you spend your time learning about the world online, you never get to experience the real world. Granted, I don't have much experience in the world yet because I'm fifteen and a half going on sixteen. I'm not exactly Ms. World Traveler. I just don't want to live a life consumed with social media, and blogging, and the internet, all so I can lose sight of the real world. 

   I don't know exactly what this post was supposed to accomplish, but I definitely feel better after writing it. If it was a little boring for you, and you've made it this far, thanks for reading anyway :)
                                                    Love,
                                                 Kelsey :)

  



1.01.2015

A Letter to the Old and New: Dear 2014 and 2015

Hello there!

 New Year's is the time when people come up with lots of different goals for the coming year. Some of the most famous are; to lose weight, to get a new job, to find a boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife... These are just some of the typical ones I've seen.

  As it's Thursday, I feel it's the perfect opportunity to write a letter, and determine what I'd like to do in the coming year, all in one neat little package....ummm post?

   Here it goes;

  Dear 2014,

 You were a great year. A truly great year. Although you possessed some of the most major challenges I've ever faced, I still can't say you were a bad year. Because those challenges grew me. They strengthened me and brought me closer to the Lord than I've ever been. I'm thankful for challenges and suffering. Studying the book of Romans with our home group this year has taught me that.

 Though you possessed all of these challenges, you still possessed so many wonderful experiences too. 

 The beginning of the year was sort of a time where we transitioned ourselves more fully back into life up in New England. We became closer with many people, became more active in our church, and joined Bible study.

 Spring was wonderful! A time of fun, anticipation for the summer, and the finishing (for me) of tenth grade.

 Summer was great, it was fairly short, but it was great! We spent time swimming, and going places, and having a ball!

  Fall was the best, yet. It was such a nice phase of life. 

  Winter has been good for the ten days it's been around. Unfortunately, not much snow has come, but I'm hopeful it will come along with January.

  All in all, it was a pretty good year 2014, and I will look back on our relationship with fond and cherished memories. 

                    Love,
                   Kelsey.

  And now, onto the next one ;)

    Dear 2015,

  BRING IT ON! Okay, that sounds like a weird statement, but I mean it more in the sense of, I'm ready for anything you can throw at me. The last (almost) two years have been a whirlwind, and crazy, and I don't think it can get much crazier. So whatever you have for me, go ahead. I'm totally okay with it.
  
  My goals for the coming year? I'd like to just enjoy this next year. It's my last full year of high school and I want to enjoy it to the fullest before I have to get a job and all that jazz.

 My hopes for 2015? I hope it's full of as much joy as 2014. I hope I can make new friends, and maintain relationships with old friends, and hopefully go on a trip in July, Lord willing.

 Well, here's to you 2015. Bring it on. Because I'm ready for what's in store.
                             Love,
                           Kelsey :)

        Here's to your new year too! I hope your year is blessed and wonderful and full of challenges to grow you and help you along your path!
                                                 Love,
                                              Kelsey :)