What One Year Of Blogging Has Taught Me

Well, LamaLeah blog has been up and running for one year. The first post I wrote I talked about my dog, Moe. A lot has changed over the past year. Some were bad but others were wonderful changes.

The first lesson that I learned from blogging is its okay to open up. From the beginning of LamaLeah I was open about parts of my life that I barely speak to my friends about. My first few posts I would sit at the computer, typing, and tears would be flowing down my face. I had decided that I was going to be real, and that’s how I write. I have not changed nor will I change. I desire others to be authentic, so I have to start with being authentic myself, if I want to change the culture.

I have learned that my deep thoughts are worth sharing. Before LamaLeah blog I had no self-confidence about my ideas and thoughts. I’m not academically “smart.” I am happy to simply pass classes; it doesn’t matter what grade point average I have. I believed that wisdom and grade point average corrolated but I learned that’s not true.

When you speak the truth, others will become mad at you and that’s okay. When I write a post with TRUTH in it, I tend to receive a private message or two with someone trying to refute it. I try not to respond negatively; I don’t want to ruin my own testimony when responding to negative input. More people are reading than I realize myself. The people whom I least expect tend to read LamaLeah blog and I’m grateful for that.

I have learned that I don’t have to be an older adult to influence others and I can make a difference right now. I have been told that I don’t know anything because I’m young, but I refuse to believe that. I don’t let school interfere with my education. I do research and love looking at topics from different perspectives. I am humbly excited to say that in 2016 this blog has had views in 44 countries. We are halfway through 2016 and God can continue to do amazing things in the next half of the year. I give all of the glory to God Himself. I cannot take credit for what I write because I would not be able to do what I do without HIM.

My motivation for sticking with this for this long is the lyrics to this song. LamaLeah is going to keep being updated for a long time.

“If not us, then who?
If not me and you.
Right now, it’s time for us to do something.
If not now, then when?
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing.
It’s time for us to do something.
If not us, then who?
If not me and you.
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when?
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing.
It’s time for us to do something.”

Thank you all for reading. I’m grateful for everyone who reads my writing, even if some don’t agree with what I have to say. I love you all.

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