I watched my first baby start a new adventure two weeks ago. She walked right into it with the biggest smile on her face. If she was nervous or afraid she did a great job being brave because I sure didn’t see an ounce of trepidation.
And I didn’t even cry.
Sure, I could have. Maybe I even wanted to. But when I got in my car to drive away, I felt more proud of that little girl than any of my other feelings combined. So I let that feeling win.
I can’t be sad about her growing up. It’s the way it’s supposed to be, and I’m so lucky to be her mom and her biggest cheerleader.
She’ll be six soon, which means this blog already turned six. That happened sometime last month. And just like my baby started a new adventure, so have I.
It’s time to officially close up shop here at Girl Grows Up. What a fun and important place this has been for me over the years. But now I’m ready to write my stories for my children and their children and hopefully their children. And I want to do it in my own handwriting. I want them to see that I loved them enough to do it just for them.
I have no idea how you’re supposed to say goodbye to a blog. I’ll probably back up all my writing and watch as the domain name expires. I’m sure I’ll be sad that this chapter is closing, but I’ll also feel grateful for the way this place has helped me process life through writing.
Grateful. Yeah, I think I’ll let that feeling win.
So long, friends. Thank you for sticking around and commenting and sharing and encouraging me. This ol’ blog has helped me make lifelong friends, and you know who you are. Thank you.
And if you’re interested in my new adventure, it’s called Scattering Gold. It’s not a blog. It’s online home is simply a holding place for people to sign up to receive a monthly email from me starting in October. I would love for you to join the small group of us gathering virtually to get super practical about pursuing a life God can use for His glory. Join us?
Thank you for allowing me to grow here for a while. Now, on to that new thing!