Welcome to Joy Everlasting!
There seems to be a point in our lives when we have to make a choice to either continue on as we have been or to change. Sometimes these changes are small – a hair cut, wall colors, perfume. But other times, they have to be big – lifestyles, occupations, homes.
For the past year and a half, I have been struggling with some major writers block. Occasionally, I had an amazing idea only to be disappointed when I sat down to type it all out. Nothing would happen. I could sit for hours waiting to get my ideas out. I tried typing, I tried going back to pen and paper – I bought countless journals that are still sitting mostly empty. I tried having weekly content. I tried just writing for the sake of writing – just to have something posted so my blog didn’t seem so empty. I was not proud of my work. I didn’t want to have anyone read anything I wrote. So I stopped. I stopped writing. I stopped creating. I stopped for an entire year.
Spring came and went – Nothing. Summer- More nothing.
Fall began approaching this year and I didn’t care. My favorite season no longer roused my spirit. I didn’t care about pumpkin spice anything. I didn’t care about harvest. I didn’t care that fall marks birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and just a few short months to Christmas. Nothing seemed to matter. I didn’t even want to decorate my house (Can you believe it?!)
After long talks with my Husband and plenty of prayer – I realized that by not writing I had made myself incredibly depressed. I also realized that I needed to start fresh. If you have been following my writing since my first blog – Rambleeengs – then you know that I had that site since I graduated high school. It was time for me to bring a change to my writing. I now have more mature things to write about – I have grown up a little bit. I got married, I will eventually have kids. I needed to create a site that can grow with me and I truly think that this new site – Joy Everlasting – is exactly the change I need.
Please take your time and look around. This site will be continuously growing and new things will be added often. Check out the shop and buy something! I will be adding new things as I create them – hopefully weekly.
I am so excited to see where life is going to take me and I am ecstatic that you have chosen to come on this journey with me.
Love always – Emily Brown