Stop explaining who you are...

OH MY GEE you guys! It's almost been a full year since I have blogged!
I promise, I have the BEST intentions, I just never actually make it a priority to sit down and concentrate on this thing!

Which, I know, makes no sense, since I have so many big plans for our BundleofBanks brand. I want so much for us to grow, and help, and inspire, and uplift, and encourage, and, yes occasionally make you cry.

I look back at previous blog posts and it makes me cringe(for the love, please don't go back in my archives) I think I wasted a lot of time trying to explain to God knows who, who I was, and what kind of person I was striving to be.

Although that is very important to me, It's no longer something that I wish to do. Hopefully, if you find yourself reading one of my blog posts, you are someone with an open mind, and you're not a (cough, cough) hater of all around awesome people. Because I, am an awesome freaking person. (Wait, I just explained who I was again)..

Anyways, I have big plans for this little blog of ours. So many posts in my head that just need to be typed out. For my first blog back, I figured I might share with you all what's been on my mind lately.

You see, we live in a world that's constantly trying to "fix" us. A world full of critics, stuck behind a keyboard or a phone screen, telling everyone else what they should be, think, or feel.

I'm at this amazing point in my life, where I can actually understand why people do that. I think instead of trying to fix everyone else, we should first fix ourselves.

I have learned to love God first, and then love myself. Something amazing happens when you decide to love everything about yourself. It's like a new world opens up. Suddenly, you love others, treat others better. You become more of a joy to be around. You don't criticize others, unless you mean well. And I mean truly mean well.

I want to teach my babies that God made them into exactly the person that He wanted them to be. There is nothing wrong with them just the way they are. And when the day comes that they have chosen their significant other, I pray that their future spouse loves everything about them too..

Love isn't about changing someone into who you want them to be. It's about loving them where they are at. Sure, we could all use help to resolve our issues, but that's what therapists are for (seriously, if you need one, I know a guy..)

But all this to say.. Who are you? What drives you? What do you do just for yourself? What makes you happy? What makes you sad? Who do you give your time to? Who aren't you giving your time to? What is your worth? What are you willing to tolerate from others? How do your kids see you treat yourself?

These are all some of a million more questions that you should have answers to. Stop explaining yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. If you believe in who you are, that's all you need. God knows me, and that's all the validation I need.

I will close with saying that ultimately, I am just a girl, who loves God, loves herself, and tries to love everyone, just as Jesus loves me.

I love you guys!!! Thanks for reading, and encouraging me all these years! The blog will soon have a new face, and I'm so excited to be back in the saddle. This is one of the things that truly bring me joy!!

Again, thank you! Stay tuned for more blog posts to come!



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