Friday, July 26, 2013

Somethin' New: I'm no longer ashamed of my past

Hey guys!

Hey friends! Today marks my FIFTH post for the summer of something new blog challenge. For those of you don't know what this challenge is, it was set up by my wonderful blog friend Annaliese at Southern Belle in Training, and for this challenge Annaliese, ElleJenna,  MichaelaGina and I will be sharing with you guys something new every Friday for 6 weeks! This week, I wanted to share with you guys both how this was the first summer that I decided not to run away from my past anymore. I had the courage to share my struggle in having sex before marriage and before knowing Jesus, and tomorrow I am going to share how I overcame depression and anxiety with Jesus. At the end of this post, I am going to share with you guys some pictures of my lovely new room!

This summer has been new in so many ways. I started volunteering at the humane society, and that has been so much fun. That has always been something I have wanted to but I have never gotten around to doing it. But mostly, this summer has been a huge change because I have had courage to talk about my past, and it is the most freeing feeling. I am no longer ashamed to share my struggle with having sex before marriage, because I see how much hope it gives other Christians who are in the same situation. In fact, I am going to talk a lot more about sex before marriage and how depressed it made me feel. I think its something that is not talked about enough, and that needs to be. Yesterdays post on sex before marriage was officially my most viewed post of all time, wow. Talk about crazy. I am thinking about making a video with my new Canon and sharing my struggle with sex. Also, as I mentioned above, tomorrow I am going to talk about how I overcame depression and anxiety with Jesus, because I know that depression is something that a lot of girls struggle with.

Talk about a "Summer Of Something New!" Friends! Have your summers been full of a lot of new experiences as well? If so, then share with me! I'd love to hear! What do you guys think of me doing videos about topics like sex and depression? Let me know! Now, below are pictures of my new room! Be sure to let me know what you think! :) I absolutely love my new place!

 Need to get around putting a photo in this frame ;)

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  1. I would love to read (or see :-)) your thoughts on depression and anxiety! I have suffered with anxiety for many years now, and I was depressed for part of my junior year of high school. These are issues that Christians struggle with just as much as anyone else, and I feel sometimes that there's an attitude in some Christian communities that these are things to be frowned upon or things that you shouldn't be dealing with if you believe in the Lord. I think this couldn't be further from the truth! Can't wait to see your thoughts.

    xoxo Miss ALK

    PS I am SUPER jealous of you volunteering at the animal shelter! I did that with the interact club at my high school during 10th grade, but sadly being around that many kitties gave me severe cat allergies. :-( My hope is to someday find a shelter that is just dogs or just bunnies/small animals that I could volunteer at again!

  2. loved your post yesterday and LOVE your room:) you are so great!!!! love ya!

  3. Wow, doing a video sounds awesome! I've been around some friends and others who've struggled with anxiety and depression and I think we all go through ups and downs with this in little or big ways. Thanks for your courage to share your struggles and your past even when it's something hard to share! I've been finding that living and loving is doing exactly that: opening up, giving yourself to others and being vulnerable. I love how I can see that in your posts :) They have been so encouraging!

    Also, your new place!! Ahhh!! I love it girl! I see that we share a love for chevron and essie! Also, that devotional looks interesting! What's it like, I've never read it or heard about it before?

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Can't wait for tomorrow's post!

    xo, gina

  4. Loving the YL pics! Wadupppp :) love youuu and make those vids!
    Rachie <3

  5. I totally tried to make a wall hanging with the sheet music and words like that, but mine was a failed attempted! ha. and I love the Hebrew verse, have it on a white board in my room. =)