Exactly one month ago, on June 19, this blog (quietly) turned 6 years old. It always feels like it’s my birthday when this blog turns another year, and I can’t help but wax poetic about how this little space in the web has changed my life.
The truth is, blog posts like this are the hardest ones to write, especially since I’ve written several versions of this over the past 6 years. But words have to be said, milestones have to be time-stamped, gratitude has to be expressed. I will always be grateful for this platform that the Lord has given me, and for the countless of blessings and opportunities that came with Chasing Dreams.
This blog has seen me through my cynical + and rebellious years +; to finding love and losing it + and finding it again +; through heart breaks +, deaths and being alone +; through places +, wasted plane tickets +, Hillsong and detours +; from Sydney + to New York + and my endless moving from one place to another +; through making a long distance relationship work +, planning a wedding +, becoming a wife +, surviving pregnancy + and embracing motherhood +; celebrations +, career growth +, passion projects +, Pursuit Community +, growing in faith +, the continuous pursuit + for my calling and purpose +. This blog has seen me grow in so many levels, and I’m so humbled that anyone would keep reading this thing, much more that anyone would walk alongside me in this journey.
The best things
Yesterday someone messaged me out of the blue, thanking me for being one of the first people who inspired her to write. I’ve met a lot of friends and made a significant amount of income and business through this space; but the best kind of affirmation, really, is knowing that somehow this blog has become a channel of blessing and inspiration to another person. It’s humbling and mind-blowing how the Lord affirms to me and reminds me why this space even exists, and why I should keep trying.
The best things that came out of this blog, indeed, are the opportunities to contribute to other people’s dreams, to see them find their voice, their purpose, their place in this world. I’m grateful for the chance to meet other women who uphold the same faith and values and passions, that we can encourage and strengthen each other in our individual pursuits. And I love that I get to do all of these while preserving trinkets of my days in this little space.
Passion Cards, Chasing Dreams edition (and a giveaway!)
To celebrate this 6th year, I’ve put together a new set of Passion Cards, the Chasing Dreams edition, which is now available in the shop. It comes with 11 cards (instead of the usual 10), with carefully curated quotes and Bible verses that I hope will inspire you in your journey to make those dreams happen! You can buy this special edition HERE.
But wait, there’s more. :) I’ve put together some of my favorite things—paper, pens, washi tape (from Art and Sky!) and some passion cards—and doing a little giveaway! Visit my Instagram to know more!
Ready for Year 7? :)
Dream on, dreamers, dream on!