From the Fire
Fires are a natural and inevitable part of nature. We do our best to fight them; to stop the destruction; to lessen the damage. Often though, the loss is undeniable. But from the fire, comes new growth, renewal of life, and another opportunity to thrive.
I believe our lives are made up of a series of fires and regrowth. For every hardship we endure, a new lesson is learned; for every fear we conquer, a hope is born; for every time we are broken, we rebuild. And although this conclusion comes from my own experiences, I know I'm not the only one who's been burned.
So why do we often fight these fires on our own? And then keep the insights we've gained to ourselves? I'm not sure either, but I'm hoping to change it.
That's where this blog comes in...
I've always wanted to be a writer. Honestly, the idea of starting a blog has been on my mind for probably a decade. But I never thought I had anything compelling to write about. That changed two years ago when I gave birth to my son two months early. That changed again, a year and half later, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29.
These experiences became my most powerful fires. They ripped through my life blazing a path that was hard to take, but I had no choice. From them, I discovered a whole new perspective on life. I consider this a gift. And I want to share it with you.
For those who really know me, you may be surprised to learn that although I've thought about this blog A LOT, I don't have much of a plan for how it will grow. I know I have stories to share. I know I have ideas to work from. But other than that, my plan is just to start and see what comes from the fire.
This scares me. But I have worse fears. This makes me nervous. But, for a change, it's good nerves. I really don't know what to expect. But that's something I'm learning to accept. My hope is that it helps you grow from difficult situations; encourages you to live your best life; and inspires you to thrive in spite of your own fires.