Hello Green fishes,
Yeah, I’m not sure about giving my readers that nickname yet either. But bare with me and I promise it’ll grow on us as we grow. Well….that’s the aim anyway.
So, as you’ve probably guessed after my 6 month blogging hiatus, I’ve had a lot going on since my last blog post back in January and I’m about ready to share some, if not all of that with you-my readers-now.
Firstly, about the time I blogged about Veganuary I begun a CELTA course which was way more intense and time consuming then I first envision and it left very little time for blogging, writing or even socialising. For the past 6 months it has been sentence drilling, grammar, vocabulary morning, noon and night, but as the last 3 weeks of the course approaches and I settle into blogging again, I’ve had time to reflect on what I want my blog to look like going forward.
Secondly, I lost my Grandfather in February. Those of you that read my blog and know me personally know what a drastic change that has bought myself and my Mother, as we firstly adjusted to not being carers and then to the sudden passing of one of my beloved family members and best friends. But more of that if and when I feel ready. It has not yet been long enough and I do not yet feel ready to share it with the world. But if you do want to know a bit about what my life looked like before you can do so by reading my blog: ‘Living with Dementia’.
Ultimately, What got me through was my faith in God. My blog reflects how I wish to live my life, as a sustainable vegan, but what I feel it lacked was an honest opinion in who I am in Christ. Raised a Christian, I’ve been a girl of God since I was 15 and ultimately live to be the the woman God created me to be. I enjoy writing, which is why I wanted to blog in the first place, but especially now, as I go through the grieving process and aim to come out the other side stronger, I have begun to ask myself, why write at all if it’s not for him, in him and through him who sustains me?
So, I give you green fish. Still living green but with God at the helm of my life and inspiration for the majority of future blog posts and my other writing endeavours. Why the fish? Not entirely sure…Jesus fed the 5 thousand on 2 fish and 5 loaves, and God is our living water (fish need water to survive), we need water to quench our thirst.
I’ve been thirsty for so long and I’m finally learning to drink enough to satisfy me daily. I hope you’ll continue to journey with me in my green living and my walk with God. Hold me accountable and I’ll do the same.
Love and Blessings