Why, you might ask?
Well, because I finally took the dive and joined the Influence Network.
Now, to be honest, the main reason I put it off for so long was because...
I felt really left out, like it had become a clique in the blog world that I didn't get to be a part of. And then I read something on The Influence Network blog that the Lord randomly led me to from Twitter, and I felt this was written exactly just for me: "one thing I’ve learned through this Network is that we don’t have to be on the outside anymore. As women, I know that we often feel on the outskirts of the good stuff so let me warmly welcome you to join in on the good stuff! Come share with us." and those words hit me deep in the heart and finally invited me to be a part of this thing, and for that - I am so excited!
So today I get to share with you, the world, that I am an influential woman.
God has given me that title, and I know I am one.
So here's what I'm gonna do!
Share 3 things about yourself1. The number one thing that leads me through life and through each decision I've ever made is obedience to the Lord. Sometimes I've stressed over that truth so much so that I've made myself sick, wondering and hoping that the choice I make will please the Lord. Going to NTBI right out of high school? Out of obedience. Leaving NTBI? Out of obedience. Moving to Cali? Obedience. The list goes on and on.
1 thing you’ve learned on the Network
1 photo that you love of yourself.
2. I've always loved taking pictures, but until recently never had a reason to do it. And then, Danny bought me a Canon Rebel from a dear friend who was selling hers and I got the cutest camera strap ever and now I'm taking pics like it's nobody's business and I gotta tell you something: I'm good. Not to boast at all, but I'm a natural, and have a knack for using the focus and lens on manual rather than automatic. Yay!
3. I am obsessed with babies. This is no joke; I do not simply love them, or get all gooey and mushy when I see them, but I am literally obsessed with them. I ask my girlfriends to send me pics of their little ones all the time, my entire Vine feed is packed full with profiles of ladies who have recently had babies, my IG feed is just about as full of the very same thing, Dan and I have already chosen baby names, I'm planning my baby shower, the list goes on and on. I can come off as creepy, which stinks, but I just love babies!
1 thing I have learned using the network:Honestly, I've learned one thing so far, but I think it's a big one: I don't have to feel left out anymore. I am a part of God's work in the blog world and on the internet just as much as any other daughter of His, and I'm so excited to not believe the lie that I don't get to be included anymore. Thank you, Lord!
and 1 picture that I love of myself: