Hey y’all! Welcome to my very first blog post! I’m a whole mixture of nervous yet excited to be starting out on this journey. It’s something I have wanted to do for such a long time, but have always found an excuse not to.
For starters, I’m Sarah! I’m not quite 30 yet, but I’m on my way. I’m a self-professed blueberry muffin connoisseur and I will usually be found with some type of coffee drink in my hand. My absolute favorite time of the year is Christmas and if there’s an option to get something in pink, I’ll take it. I’m a total girly girl!
I have tinkered with the idea of starting a blog for a long time. I’ve always loved to write, but I didn’t know what to write about. Like I said, I’m a girly girl. I love everything to do with fashion, makeup, hair, and beauty and I love following my favorite fashion bloggers on Instagram. That seemed like it would be the perfect fit so I gave it a try. I realized within the week that as much as I love the topic and as much I enjoyed looking at fashion blogs, running one was not for me. I wasn’t passionate enough about it, so I went back to the drawing board.
My blog ambition was put on the backburner as I got all caught up in school, grades, internships, and careers. I have always been a Type-A person with my life plan charted and several backup plans just in case. But in all the chaos of trying to take the next steps in life, I found my plan - and all my backup plans – crumbling. Every step I had outlined for myself – my job, my relationship, my goals, all fell apart piece by piece. I looked around and wondered what had happened to the carefully crafted life I had planned for myself? Why were all my friends taking the next “life steps” and I was taking three steps back?
It was during that time that I felt like I learned the most about myself, about God, really just about life in general. Loss, setbacks, disappointments can be discouraging. The one thing I needed the most was support and encouragement. My parents were that for me, taking time each week to sit down with me, pray with, and encourage me. It was so helpful and it gave me the idea to create a community of women – young and old – where we could encourage one another.
Promises to Her is derived from Luke 1:45, “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promise to her.” This has always been one of my favorite verses. But let me tell you, it’s super easy to believe it when things are going great. It’s extremely difficult to believe when things are looking down. Where was God when things weren’t going my way? Why was this happening? Why was He blessing others but not me? While such thinking is normal, it is also dangerous.
That’s why I created this community. So that in our darkest times, when we get caught up in the “why me” tailspin, we have a place to rely on each other. And when things are looking up, a place where we can encourage those who at the moment are down.
I’m so glad you’re here and I can’t wait to get to know you!
With love from Tennessee,