Not Alone Series: Intro!

Oh my gosh.  It's starting!!!  All this talk Morgan and I have had about doing a series together is actually happening.  Eeeeeeeee!!!  YAY!!!  [Ok ok, Jen, calm down with the exclamation points.]

I would like to say, first, please pray for the words I, Morgan and any other lady that participates in this series writes.  Please pray that they support, encourage, challenge, inspire, love, remind us of God's love and even make us laugh.  I pray they may touch the heart of at least one other lady who is single, feeling lonely and remind her that she is most definitely: not alone.


Alrighty... so, hello!  Welcome.  Especially those that may be visiting for the first time!  You will soon realize that I am not the best writer, have the most amazing things to say or am even a really great blogger.  But, I'm completely me.  I have said this before; I started my blog to keep my family and friends abreast of my travels... then it became my journal... and now it's just... everything.  I write about anything in my life: faith, friends, the cute kids I know, frustrations, excitements, worries and prayers.  Nothing is really off limits, and I love it.  I have "met" so many awesome people, and learned so many incredible things.  It has been a really great experience.

Ok, great, Jen... so, why do you want to start this Not Alone Series???  

Welp... I am 28, prettttttttty darn sure that I am called to marriage and I am still single.

Over the last few years, I have felt like I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT IS NOT MARRIED YET!  With 75% (literally. I just did the math.) of my closest friends married... I think it's clear to see where I am coming from.

It's easy (sooooo easy) to go down the road of Am I weird? I must be doing something wrong. Am I really called to marriage? Will I EVER get married? 

Have you been there??  It's not very fun, right?  It's the perfect environment for the freaking devil to get all up in our heads and make us feel like we are crazy, to make us doubt, to believe that there is something wrong with us, that we are unworthy and that we are all alone.  And it's simply not true.

I have already met so many people through this crazyawesome blogging world.  So many other sweet, fantastic single ladies.  And you know what?  THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY!!!

Whoa.  I am not really alone.  And neither are you.  

THAT is why I want to do this series.  I want there to be a bigger, badder, awesomer community of strong, independent, beautiful, God-fearing women who desire to grow in holiness until the day they walk down the aisle or make vows into a religious community.  We are in this together.  Let's tell each other that.  The stories.  The hurt.  The heartache.  The joy.  The adventures.  Everything.

No matter if you are 21 or 33... we are in this weird state in life that no one really understands but us (ok, yes, those who were single previously).  So, let's talk about it!  How do we discern our vocation?  How do we enjoy our life right now, in this moment, even if you know you are supposed to be married?  How do we meet guys?  Are there ways to keep our minds from always wandering to the future?  How can we get better at prayer?  Keeping the Lord close during this time?

See where I am going??  I don't have the answers to all of these.  Shoot!  I still struggle with confidence.  Plus, I don't really have a track record for dating (um, maybe 2 boyfriends in my life so far...).  But, I am pretty confident that the Lord's will for my life is to be a wife and mom.  I trust Him.  Some days that is wayyyyyyyy harder to do than others.  I am not perfect.  But, I want to know what works for YOU, so that I can be inspired and encouraged.

I am sure that I will reveal a whole lot more about myself throughout this series.  But, if you really want to know a little something extra, check out my about section or take a gander through other parts of this here bloggity blog.

I can't wait to "meet" you all!  Please, email me (jennifercox.rn at gmail.com) or comment below if you have questions OR have an idea of a topic to write about!

Next Week:
Discernment!
(How? Why? What is your vocation? How do you know? Anything!!!)

See you next week!

Please head on over to Morgan's to link up!!  We will be sharing the hosting, and she's up first! Plus, don't you want to read her intro?  I thought so.  Now, go!!

12 comments :

  1. Such a recognizable post! It would be wonderful to create a nice community of single ladies.

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    1. Thank you!! I can't wait to see what everyone posts. :)

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  2. First of all, BEAUTIFUL prayer at the beginning! I hadn't even thought of that and you totally nailed it. Thank you! Secondly, you have written a very passionate, relatable post. I look forward to reading more about your journey! God bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much. :) I really appreciate it. I can't wait to keep writing and seeing what all you other wonderful Catholic ladies have to say! It's just so exciting!!

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  3. You are SO awesome. So happy to be on this journey together!

    ps the next time you say you're not a good writer, I'm directing you to the prayer above. #beautiful #yesIknowthisisntTwitter

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  4. This is fun thanks for initiating the series with Morgan.

    Kim,USA

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  5. Not a good writer?? Psh! I love reading your posts! The devil must know that your words have a big impact on others, whether by inspiring them, making them laugh, or getting them to think, so that big ol' dummy just wants to keep you from feeling confident. But take it from us, you're great!

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    1. Haha... aw, thanks, girl. :) I appreciate that. I really, really do.

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  6. I've emailed a couple of times with Morgan, but I want to say thank you to you too! For the longest time, and I'm pretty sure I mentioned this in Quick Takes, I've wanted to seek out fellow single Catholic bloggers to share experiences with! God has certainly answered my prayers! Looking forward to journeying with you, Morgan and the others as we figure this whole thing out!

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    1. Aw... thank you! I am so excited about this. I am glad we are reaching international lines. It's simply amazing really. :) God is so good. Eeeeek!!

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