It has taken me awhile to write about the depth of my Blog Sugar (blog conference) experience.
It was easy to share my photos of adorable pink donuts, cotton candy, and globe balloons.
But what I have struggled to share with you is that it challenged me.
The message was overwhelming clear and simple:
God has made us unique.
God has given us a voice.
There are times when I struggle with my blog. I waiver throughout my thought process and hesitate on my words.
I worry that when I write about faith that people put me the religious box and ship me away.
I worry that I might over share and repeat my story about our journey with lupus, cancer, and asperger's even though I know we own that story and feel strongly that our experience will be used to bring comfort and hope to others struggling with some or all of the same trials.
I worry that I am not a good enough story teller.
I worry that I am not funny enough.
I worry that my crafts stink.
I worry that I look fat in my profile picture.
I worry that I don't compare to those who seem to jump in numbers week by week as my blog is on a slow crawl up the blogging mountain even though I swore I'd never let numbers dictate what I wrote.
However, Blog Sugar helped me reassess my insecurities and recognize that they focus on me, me, me.
Blog Sugar reminded me that my commitment is to be me, but not about me, me, me.
Lastly, it put blogging into perspective. The event's ministry was LOVE146. This ministry is seeking to protect those trapped in child sex slavery. Please check this out and consider how you can help.