Hello, my name is Carmella and I have a fervent desire to share the dynamics that make up my life and the tender things that are on my heart. The funny thing is, it was never my intention to start a blog because I never thought I had anything important enough to say or offer others. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt and friend (did you have to breathe too) and I try to balance many facets of my life. When it was first suggested last year by one of my sisters and my husband to start a blog, I side stepped the idea because I didn’t think it was something I could do or would even have the time to dedicate to it.
See, what you first have to know is 6 years ago, I began the adventure to write a book but as of today I still have yet to complete it. So with that said, I didn’t feel very accomplished and that didn’t make me want to try another adventure. Well, one day I was talking to God because I wanted direction and I really wanted to start back writing. It was in that moment I had an epiphany, hey why don’t you consider writing a blog that way you can start back writing. I told my sister and husband, and yes they both reminded me they suggested that venture a while back. They cheered me on and encouraged me to stop holding back and let the words I have written and the words I will write empower and encourage others. The funny thing is, once I said it out loud, I began to get excited and felt like I can do this, I will accomplish what I set out today.
I sincerely enjoy inspiring and giving life to those around me, especially when they feel discouraged, stressed or overwhelmed. I believe one of the gifts God has given me is to encourage others. I understand we are all on a journey and many of us are seeking direction and guidance because our dreams don’t always seem attainable. Sometimes you feel as if you are standing still when you think you should be moving. Then there are those times when you are moving it seems as if you are moving in the wrong direction. It is during those junctures frustration and discouragement are the hitchhikers that remind you, you are not where you hoped you would be. Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve had moments filled with silent tantrums, frustrated cries as well as subtle victories. It is with that I can remind you, that you are called to be someone great, someone with a purpose, someone who will be what another person needs.
With that said, I have officially taken the gloves of insecurity off and will no longer allow my feelings of inadequacy justify why I can’t move forward. Throughout the years I have picked up pen and paper writing down my heart but to afraid to share it for the fear of being misunderstood or not being eloquent enough. But to quote Edward Bulwer-Lytton “the pen is mightier than the sword” and it is with my pen (keyboard) I hope to bring life and healing to the hurting places.
My prayer is that the words I give and the heart I reveal will allow you to pay it forward because there is always someone in need of a kind word, a gentle hug or a loving smile. If you are ready to take this adventure with me, take my hand and hold on tight because we are taking this journey together.