I was so scared and a super excited about launching this blog. cared because I have had other blogs in the past that didn’t do so well. Super excited because I felt like this was something I could really get behind. I also worried because it took me so long to get Rita Reviews established and here I was starting over essentially.
I had thought about just re-branding Rita Reviews and leaving it at that. I read up on it and how I could just do a name change and voila. Well, it was more involved than that but y’all get the idea. So why start a new blog? There were many reasons. The first was I wanted to share fitness stuff with my readers abut it seemed to get lost over on RR. Then I thought about all of the things I would blog about if I had a blog that didn’t do product reviews very much. So here we are.
My marriage taught me to be someone I wasn’t and that it wasn’t okay to be the quirky gal that I am. It taught me a lot of other things too but that is one of the biggest. I woke up one day not too long ago and realized that I listened to music my ex had selected for me because anytime I used to listen to what I liked he told me how horrible it was. So I changed. I changed to the point that I didn’t exist.
Then something happened not to long ago that not only brought my faith soaring back but set me on the path to this new blog. I had a visit from some young ladies who were preaching their religion. I allowed them into my home being polite and listened to their speech. They even had a video they had me watch about their faith. Two seconds into that video and I wanted to tell them to get out of my damn house.
Yes I cursed and my faith that I thought was gone came back with a vengeance. Just what did that video say? It told me that my religion was wrong. That all were wrong except for the one these ladies had. How dare they? I am a strong believer that God comes to us in the way we understand and need him the most. It is the way I explain to my children about all the different religions. I never want them to think or say that theirs is right while someone else’s is wrong. Simply because we don’t know whose is right or wrong. Not really, all we can do is believe in our own ways. That is what makes us human.
That day I found my faith although a little shaky. It was as the ladies were finishing up their speech that I discovered all the other pieces of myself that had been lost along the way. So for that I thank them. They gave me something special that day so I can’t be too angry.
Once I discovered all of the things I wanted to rediscover about myself the idea for a blog formed. I had already been thinking about the fitness stuff but then I thought I could share my faith as well. Okay sounds good. What about all the other things about my life that get lost in the shuffle. Not about my family but me. All the struggles and joys that I personally have that no one ceebrates with me. Trust me when you are the only parent and caregiver celebrations for you take a backseat.Finally what about all the books I read. Reading is the one past time that I refused to give up my entire life. I have clug to it like a fat kid clings to cake. Not being mean in anyway. Reading has been my salvation at times.
I had topics and needed a name. I had orginally thought to call the blog Fallen Grace but that name was taken. Then I was talking to myself one night in the shower. I do that a lot, it helps me go over my day or whatever is bothering me. I’m not crazy. Trust me I have been tested (twice!) While working through names and stuff I had the the thought that I was lucky in that God’s grace seemed to have never left me even when my faith did.
Suddenly I knew what I needed to call the new blog and the rest as they say is history. Actually I began working on everything. I took my time here setting a launch date but going ahead and doing some posts earlier. When I made the big announcement and sent you all here I knew that I needed to have everything ready.
I hope and pray that y’all find something here that you love. I will tell you that book reviews or book related posts over at Rita Reviews will slowly begin to trickle away. They will all eventually here and here alone. What else can you expect? Of course posts about faith, I am going to share my fitness struggles with you as well as stuff about my life. There will occasionally be product reviews (not often) or me talking about products that I love. There won’t be a lot of family posts here. Simply because this is about me as a woman, quirks and all.
TIME FOR THE BIG GIVEAWAY
Now time for that giveaway. It is also posted on Rita Reviews and there is an entry for commenting on each blog post with a link on the Rafflecopter. Three will be a total of 3 winners!
- Grand Prize: $500 PayPal
- First Prize: $150 Visa Gift Card
- Second Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
For those Rita Reviews readers looking for that secret code for the extra entries well here you go: LUCKYGRACE