Hello and welcome! This post attempts to answer all your questions about this blog, Valley of Lilies.
Your twenties is like a valley…
Your twenties can feel a lot like you’re in a valley — all the way at the bottom, with lots of goals and expectations but no clue how to move forward to get to your destination (the mountain top).
And the truth is, being in your twenties is actually a lot like being in a valley.
You’re fresh out of your teenage years and you’re basically brand new to the world of adulting (if you ignore the trial years of 18 and 19).
In keeping with my analogy: it’s like trying to get to the top of a huge mountain with little to no prior experience with rock climbing.
It’s difficult, to say the least.
And that’s why I believe so many people sometimes feel overwhelmed by the whole adulting thing.
We’re forced to dive face-first into a new world with no clear instructions and no survival guide.
We feel lost, helpless, and totally clueless.
And if we’re not careful, these feelings can follow us through the rest of our adult years.
But here’s the good news: your twenties don’t have to be a clueless mess
Although being in your twenties can be hard, it doesn’t have to be a total clueless mess.
Instead, it can be a beautiful place where you learn to blossom and thrive.
You start at the bottom, yes, but you won’t be there forever.
Slowly but surely you can make your way up to the top of the mountain, as you equip yourself with the tools you need to make the climb.
That’s what this blog is all about.
Valley of Lilies is a Christian lifestyle blog that aims to help women blossom and thrive in their twenties.
Here you’ll find articles on almost everything you’ll need to know about adulting, but from a Christian perspective — a perspective in keeping with the principles of God.
The goal is to help you become the best person you can be — the person God wants you to be.
What you will learn on this blog?
On this blog, I emphasize the four aspects of life:
You’ll learn methods and tips for thriving in each aspect.
Very often we focus on one or two and forget the others. But God wants us to live a balanced life.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, it says:
To everything there is a season,Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
This passage not only tells us that there is a time for everything, but it also implies that life is about balance.
It’s not all one thing and none of the other. There is a place and time for all things.
It is by understanding the importance of this balance that we can enjoy life.
What you’ll find here
Here’s what you can expect to find on this blog:
- Bible references: lots of them, wherever applicable
- Reliable sources and references: because I don’t know everything
- Mistakes and errors, updates and corrections: for the same reason above and to ensure my statements are accurate and relevant as much as possible
- Table of contents: to help you quickly navigate to my posts (which are really long sometimes)
- True stories: about my life and experiences so far
- Ads & affiliate links: because this blog also supports my life
- Transparency: like you see above and as much as possible
- Change: because change can be good sometimes 🙂
And lastly, who am I?
Last but certainly not least.
Who am I and why did I start this blog?
You can call me Umber, the 20-something-year-old girl standing in a valley of her own, looking up at a huge mountain.
So, I am no expert.
As of writing, I am only 22 years old and just as clueless as can be.
But I’ve understood three important things:
- that my twenties don’t have to be wasted
- that my twenties are actually important
- that I can learn to be a better person
Understanding these 3 things set me out on a journey to learn and apply all that I can to become the best me — and to do that in a way that is pleasing to God.
I started this blog because I know there are women out there, you reading this maybe, that are just like me.
So here, I want to share with you all that I know and all that I’m learning so we can achieve our best together!
Hope you enjoy this blog.
Xo & God bless,
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