Going Back to When it All Began

I started this little blog 4 1/2 years ago. Somewhere around December 28, 2008.

I didn't really have any specific intentions or goals with it. I didn't even have a name. (It was just "TrinaCressDotBlogspotDotCom." Original, I know.) I needed a public place to share my ramblings, and Myspace wasn't cutting it anymore. (That's why I have posts pre-dating 2008.)

I also wanted some way to live beyond myself. To grow into the loving Christian mother, writer, wife, neighbor that Jesus always meant me to be. And a way to include others in that journey.

Too bad I didn't realize back then what an amazing community of bloggers already existed. I sadly didn't find that out until about two years in :/

As I think about where I've been and where I'm going with this space, and really with my life, my original posts that started it all still have all sorts of relevance. Those two original posts still resonate truth of who I am and what I'm doing. And, because I didn't have any readers back then, I decided to share them with you.

I added images (because I didn't do much of that then), and made them fit with the style of my current posts. Otherwise, here they are in all their raw glory fresh from this eternal beginner...

The Two Posts That Started It All:
In my perfect world...
Journey to "Yes"

PS, That photo was taken in March 2009 when I decided I needed a profile photo. If you're thinking I looked more professional back then, I'm with ya. I worked full-time as an Enrollment Marketing Assistant for the same college I now do freelance writing for. I guess the haircut helped me fit the working mom role. At one point I even woke up at 4:45a to get my P90X workout in before work. Who was I?!