As we enter a new year, I told myself that I would set goals instead of resolutions so that I could somehow trick myself into continuing along the path instead of leaping from it the first time I messed up. I also like to give myself until the end of the first week of the year to set these goals so that I don't rush into anything or overthink the process. Yesterday/early this morning, one more thing came to me. "Use your idea for Me."
A few months back I had the idea for a blog called "This Is Where I'm At". Even though it's incorrect grammar, I just wanted to share my thoughts on random things. I dove into the creation of it without a full plan. I bought the domain name, created the facebook page, and even wrote the about page and one post. Even though I was moving in the direction I thought I wanted, I couldn't find a focus. This caused me to abandon the idea for a while.
Fast forward to December 2017, this idea is on my mind but I still can't find a focus. During this time in December, I struggled with finding a complete focus because I want to seem synonymous across my brand (I have a photography business, make music, make videos, etc.). January 1, 2018, I decided to combine all my ideas under the name ItsLarryG Creations, and I basically had given up on using This Is Where I'm At because everything would be encompassed in my personal brand. I was ready to just allow the idea of This is Where I'm At to die. I was about to cancel the website and I scheduled the Facebook page for deletion yesterday. Something didn’t feel right though because I knew that this idea came to me for a reason.
Yesterday, I thought about how much my mom called my understanding of the Bible a gift. I know I’m no preacher or prophet. In fact, getting too involved in a church community taints my personal relationship with the church because of the politics associated with it. However, I knew that I wanted to start learning and being present in God’s word again. I thought about going to church and then I thought of studying on my own, and to no surprise, I prefer the later.
When I woke up this morning, the ideas finally connected. Use your seemingly failed idea to document your journey and start where you are. There is no need to separate this part of your life from your personal brand because it is a part of who you are. As I logged on to Facebook to deactivate the page, I saw this post.
This is from 7 years ago and no doubt in my mind a sign from God that this was the right decision. It is my goal to share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences in hopes to keep up with them myself and share them with those who may need them. This idea was a light within me and I wanted to keep it hidden or shine it in a different place in my life. God, however, has different plans and I would be remiss if I didn't listen to that voice that tells me to use my influence, what little I have, for His glory. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to get all preachy because I'm far from qualified. But don't freak out if you see something spiritual or reflective that may involve my belief system. The light within is too strong for me to keep it hidden any longer.