Okay, so it’s been a year since I started this website and made a committment to be intentionally single for an entire year. WHEW, that flew by fast.
First things first, I didn’t post, and I apologize so very deeply. I was overwhelmed at the support I got from my blogosphere fam with the start of this website but as soon as I got some opposition from my real life fam I stopped at go, leaving anyone who was looking forward to reading this blog high and dry, and keeping claim on a domain name I had very little intention of using (sorry Dan.) Now, I feel as if I owe you all an explanation, and definitely a reason to continue reading.
The past year has been all kinds of tough. But, it has also been all types of beautiful. I’m still technically single, but I did not spend the entire year 100% committed or intentional to it. As a matter of a fact, I think I downloaded Tinder, OkCupid, The Leaugue, Bumble, and Coffee Meets Bagel looking for a companion. Needless to say I didn’t find one. Looking back at the mission of Single Year through diffrent eyes, eyes an entire year older, I see a facade. Single Year was my public declaration of my hope to find a contentment that I truthfully wasn’t seeking. Can I share my heart? <- Christianese for, let me be honest with you. I started Single Year with the full intent of finding or being found by a spouse within the year. I thought that if I could demonstrate my contentment God would send me what I was waiting for, a husband. Actually, if we’re being 100% I just wanted a man. I didn’t even need him to be husband material. Sigh, but, that was then. This is now.
Over the past year God has publicly and privately revealed my fraud, called my bluffs and tested my obedience, and FAM. Let. me. tell. you. It has been good. Hard, uncomfortable, and frustrating but good.
I feel like a new person, I am a new person. I’ve been transformed which is great cause thats what Jesus does. It is CRAZY what can happen in a single year.
Look, I don’t know exactly where God is going to lead me. Sometimes it’s left, sometimes it’s right where I want to be, sometimes it feels REALLY JACKED UP but, it is always good. So, today I want to redefine single year a bit. Ok, a whole lot. Instead of being my public commitment to staying single for a year. It’s going to be a space for testimony of how God is using me to glorify him, and a testament to just how much can happen in a sigle year. Additionally, I want to create a space to share other people’s testimonies as well. If you have a testimony, or an account of how God has led you and transformed you through challenging times (single, or not) then PLEASE share. I would love to feature you in some way or another. I want Single Year to be less of me, and more of an encouraging site that is both real real, real intentional, and real inspiring.
Sending Love from D.C.