A few weeks ago I made a poll to determine what my readers–that’s you beautiful people–wanted to see more of on Precariosities. (*It’s still open! You can take it in 15 seconds by clicking here. I will wait for you. Promise). While the vast majority (we’re talking four votes out of seven here) voted that they would like to hear updates on general life shenanigans I get myself into, there were also a few votes in the “I Still Don’t Know What Precariosities Is” category.
First, thank you for your honesty. Second, if you haven’t read the introductory post from June, it would be helpful to do so. We have about 250 new followers on Instagram this month already, so if you’re one of them, that would probably be a great place to start! Third, what better time to go back and examine what this blog is all about than when we are celebrating the reveal of our new logo!
The glasses are to represent reading, writing, wit, wisdom, intelligent discussion, and a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions–all things I enjoy, and you do too, else you probably wouldn’t be here. In an era where athletes are showered with cash and rockstars are worshipped, I think it’s good to remind ourselves that hey, our voices matter too. We may just be the normal people, and our voices may not carry as far, but our words are just as valuable and weighty, and they deserve to be heard.
The anchor is to represent our solid foundation in Christ. You’ve got to be rooted in something, or everything will uproot you. I don’t talk about my faith in every post on here, but it is certainly the most important thing in my life. I should have done this in the first post, so forgive me, but I need to clear up a few things about my beliefs before I move on:
- I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died for my sins, so that I might be forgiven and have a shot at eternity with Him in Heaven.
- I believe that Jesus came to earth in human form, was crucified, died fully (like, heartbeat of 0), and was resurrected from the grave.
- I believe that there is a spiritual battle raging in America and the entire world right now, and as Christians we are called to be warriors. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” -Ephesians 6:12
- I believe that I am a wretched, horrible, sinful, unholy disaster of a woman, but Jesus has taken that mess and turned me from sinner to saint.
- I believe that without Jesus Christ as someone with whom I have a personal relationship, I would not be here today.
- I believe Satan is a real turd nugget. And we all know that turd nuggets are notorious for stealing joy and telling lies.
- This is not a belief, but a promise: If you ever want to talk about Jesus, God, Christianity, Heaven, Hell, sin, love, hate, the Bible, prayer, or the church, please comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have a wonderful and respectful conversation. You have a right to believe what you do, and I would love to hear your thoughts.
Okay. Right. Where was I?
During my city adventure this summer, the worst part was definitely laundry. Forget the fact that you lost three socks as soon as you stepped foot in the room, or there was standing water on the floor, or each load was $3.00 to wash and dry. I didn’t think I should call my Mom and ask if she would come do it for me, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t consider it. One night, I started writing a blog business plan while I waited for my underwear to dry. Multitasking at its finest. This is a little of what I had when the washer hit zero:
The blog “Precariosities” is titled so because it is about the curiosities we encounter—and the curiosity we should possess—while living life. It also refers to the precariousness of each of our lives, and how each day brings something new that may stand us straight up and shooting into our dreams, or knock us completely over, starting a much different journey than we ever saw, expected, or hoped for.
To create a safe place where every curious, precariously placed person in life—everyone—can come laugh, reflect, consider, look forward, and leave with new or better thoughts.
To be a light of Christ to both Christians and non-Christians; to bring glory to the name of Jesus.
To improve upon and expand my God-given gift of writing.
To improve upon and expand my God-given gifts in business, administration, and management.
I’m sharing because I want to be absolutely transparent with you, my newfound family. Precariosities serves many purposes, but the first and foremost is to have a safe spot (is there such a thing on the interwebs?) where ideas can be exchanged. At the same time, I will be working on improving my writing, business, and administration skills. That’s it. That’s me. That’s all I got. My laundry is folded, and my objectives are out in the open.
What about you? If you write, who do you write for, and why? If you are a photographer, who do you take pictures for, and why? If you are a politician, who motivates you to get up in the morning and go to your job? Marines and Navy Seals, who do you sweat and bleed for everyday? College students, why do you sit there year after year and take exam after exam?
What are you doing?
Who are you doing it for?
If you know those two answers, you know what you’re all about. Now, hopefully, those two voters know what Precariosities is all about. Feel free to comment below if you still have questions. It’s not like I would love to talk about blogging or life or anything.
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