A New Step

With the creation of my blog came a brand new open door. I didn’t realize it at the time, but by using WordPress more as a blog, I started to dabble in the creation of websites. I started to get more comfortable with my own blog, so creating a social media site for my church (with my dad’s help) didn’t seem so impossible. A couple months ago, I did that. I had my first social site up and running.

After learning so much from the creation of a social site, I decided to speak at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2018. (WordCamp is a conference where you can learn how to do things like build websites, or social sites, or even just learn some cool business tools.) I’ve created and given a presentation before, but this will be my first time speaking at a WordCamp.

I know people who speak at these aaaaaalll the time, but for me this feels like a huge step. Not only am I getting speaking experience, but I feel like this could open a lot of doors in the long run. And it feels really good to be able to do something with what I worked so hard for.

I’m excited for this new step, and a bit nervous. I never thought I’d get to the point where I could speak about anything, really. I’ve gotten a lot of that lately. Never thought I’d be an artist, never thought I’d be a writer, never thought I’d be a musician. And yet, I’m all of those.

I think the key take-away, here, is to never say never. Don’t say it, don’t believe it, don’t even think it. You don’t know what God’s plan for you is, and if you stop at never, you may not get to the end goal. That point where you can step back, look at yourself in the mirror, and say, “Huh. Look at what happened to all those nevers?”

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