I read these six simple words on a roadside sign while driving to church last Sunday. Usually, a sign on the road would have no effect on me. These words really resonated with me, though, so here I am. I have decided to take the biggest risk I’ve taken, well, ever. I’m starting this blog and calling it “From Dust to Glory” because that’s just what happened to me.
We can get into the details later, but my life has been completely transformed throughout the last few years. I’ve gone from a timid and lonely introvert with a lack friends and lots of issues and I’ve been turned into a woman with self-worth, confidence, and plenty of incredible friendships – sometimes too many for the amount of free time I have. I’ve truly been taken from dust to glory. Clever, isn’t it?
So, a girl turns her life around and decides to start a DIY blog to bless others with. Wait, what? I know, I know. It sounds a little “out there” but I promise it will all come together. Just trust me and hang in there. The correlation I have in my mind is that the process of an object being transformed and made new is one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. Whether it’s a home, a piece of furniture, or an actual person, there is no greater process than that of something broken being made beautiful. There is nothing so broken that it can’t be fixed, no person so far gone that they can’t be saved. So really, the two go hand-in-hand. Now I have a new dream in my heart that I want to share with anyone who decides to pass through my blog. I dream of showing others how to renew things, people, and even themselves.
I intend to use this blog for many purposes all central to one theme – creating beauty from brokenness. Through my new love of DIY and design, some much needed life lessons, and an occasional random post about how I cope with the chaos that my life sometimes becomes, I hope I am able to bless even one person. I hope I can give proof that the beauty of something that’s been renewed far outshines the standard of beauty that has been set in our minds; the one that says that “brand new” is best and only perfect people get anywhere special in life. The truth is, the most incredible things are those with a story, a history that makes them unique.
My newest lesson I’ve learned is this – take the risk in order to bless others. This happiness is mine to share with everyone around me and it’s not really that hard to do.
Until next time – thanks for reading! Have an incredible week 🙂