Today I’d like to share something sort of special with you all. While I have prewritten this post to go up while I’m at YoungLife camp, this specific date is so special to me and I want y’all to know that. May 31st is the anniversary, “blogiversary” if you will, of this blog, and today marks two years. It’s so crazy to think that it’s been two years since I decided to make my own blog and it’s even crazier to look at how far it, and I, have come.
Two years ago, I was leaving middle school with a big love for Lilly Pulitzer and monograms (which has since decreased a bit), passion for writing and fashion (that definitely hasn’t changed), some outfit photos taken on my iPhone 5s (boy am I glad that has changed!), and a little fashion Instagram, @apocketfulofprep. I’d begged and begged my parents to allow me to start a blog and was so thrilled to finally have the permission to do so. I had no idea what I was getting into and if you told me then that I would become an ambassador for Jadelynn Brooke, own a DSLR camera, have over three thousand Instagram followers, make travel videos, and write a total of 111 blog posts in the next two years, I would’ve thought you had the wrong Faith. I didn’t realize the commitment that having a successful blog entailed nor did I realize how much fun it had the potential to be.
As a person I have shifted from large obsessions with material possessions to grasping onto experiences, whether it’s a concert, trip, or night at YoungLife club. As my relationship with Christ grew, I decided to use this platform as a place to share God’s love every once in a while and I think that’s one of the best decisions I could have made for this blog. I have begun living a life of adventure with God and I have never been happier. I hope you can see this through some of what I write, as that has become my one of my greatest missions.
A year ago, I was almost somewhat ashamed of this blog. I was teased for my blog all through freshman year of high school which wore down my motivation to make time to write blog posts and ultimately led to me taking a long hiatus. Before sophomore year began, I decided I wanted to own up to this creative space I had made and make it something to be proud of. I reread and edited all of my old posts, adjusted and reorganized my site, and began posting regularly again. I later invested in a blog domain and renamed my site A Pocketful of Faith to expand the blog and leave the name I was teased about for a year. I came to realize that this is something I love, something worth fighting for. This blog has illuminated my passion for style, writing, photography, and sharing God’s love. It has helped me realize what I want to do with my current life and with my future.
Thank you so so much for your support in this blog, whether you’ve been following me from the very start or you’re reading it for the first time today. It means the absolute world to me that you take time out of your day to read the things I have to say and look at what I’m wearing. That’s still so surreal to me. I appreciate you all more than you could ever know and your comments, direct messages, likes, participation in livestreams, and emails never fail to brighten my day.
I love you all so very much. See you here tomorrow for a new outfit post!