Last week, I gave a short overview of what’s been going on for me personally over the first half of 2017. As part of the process of finding my new path in life, I’ve taken a look at a lot of the things I’m doing. I’ve also been looking hard at how to more professionally present myself on the internet.
One of the principles that I encounter repeatedly is the idea of knowing your “why.” When I started this blog, it was because I had attended conference, and we had been encouraged to blog and use social media to spread the gospel message. So, I figured that, as long as I was writing about “Mormon things,” my mission would be accomplished.
Instead, I’ve collected a series of writings and thoughts that are pretty random. So, I spent the week questioning why I want to continue writing.
The truth is, it doesn’t matter if you’re a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or not — LIFE IS HARD.
More and more, I’m encountering really hard questions. Some questions come from my own life experiences, and some from the experiences of others.
I was hoping that I would discover a why that would be a little less personal, because I’ll still run the risk of making people nervous that I’ll write about them, but it is what it is.
So, from now on, my focus will be on tackling the hard questions: the questions that aren’t always answered by the traditional list of prayer, scripture study, family home evening, and keeping the commandments (although these are always helpful because they strengthen us and prepare us to be worthy to be led by the Holy Spirit). I will do my best to give opinions that are grounded in my experiences as a “true blue believer” and also look for guidance in the scriptures and in the words of present-day prophets and apostles.
Life is hard, but for those who have committed to being disciples of Christ, we never journey alone.