Monthly Archives: March 2015

Confidence

According to Mirriam Webster, confidence is defined as “a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed.” I was a bit surprised to find that this was the closest definition to the word as I understood it. You see, the word confidence we most often hear in society today is actually short for the phrase “self-confidence.” Yes, of course we should strive to be humble and not walk around “putting on airs,” as our grandparents would call it, but there is definitely a need for a person to have a healthy dose of self-confidence in order to succeed in their work and in order to be a healthy, well-rounded individual. 

Personally, I am a Christian, and as such I know that I have freedom through Jesus Christ, not to live with my own pleasure as a priority, but to live in a way that honors God. Bear with me – I am in no way some crazy Bible-thumping, falsely pious, goody-two-shoes judgmental religious person like you might see picketing on TV. I am just a young woman who loves my Savior who rescued me from eternal torment for my sins by taking my sins upon Himself that I might experience eternal life one day in peace. I want to honor God with my attitudes and actions. If God loved me so much that He saved my soul, how can I not walk in freedom and confidence, as I continue to strive to grow in maturity and to be a person after His own heart? 

Confidence has been a very big struggle for me throughtout my entire life, and as someone who is just beginning to feel the freedom in Christ to be confident, I want to share bits and pieces of my journey of discovery with you. I am being unusually open here because I feel it is important that I share with others who may also be struggling with this in their lives.

Beginnings

I actually began this blog in order to have an outlet to post my lengthier thoughts that don’t easily fit into a Facebook status. I also thought that maybe more than just my friends could perhaps want to read a few of my thoughts.

Now that I have been an adult for several years now and am fast approaching yet another birthday (they do tend to happen every year, you know!), I want to use a bit of my writing skills for more than just work. I want to begin to share my story. I want to tell someone just a few of my innermost thoughts, my struggles, and how I am coping with this little journey we like to call LIFE. You, dear reader, will find that I have a bit of an old-fashioned and eccentric style, despite being in my 20s currently. I am also pretty well-versed in current media and style trends as well, so I consider myself pretty well-balanced so far as culture goes, but leaning more towards old-fashioned respect and values while enjoying new technology.

I hope you will enjoy these pieces of my journey I am offering to share with you. Polite and encouraging comments are welcome; rudeness, foul language, and being contentious are not. This is not a debate forum. This is just my little personal blog where I am choosing to open up my delicate heart that has been hurt many times by unkind words already, so please keep your negativity elsewhere. I trust you will do that, dear reader, because you have already chosen to be a part of my life journey here and that shows a desire for empathy.