If you’re new to Penning Hope, I’m sure you’re wondering who I am, what you can find here, and what you can expect from me as a blogger. And hopefully this is answer all those burning questions for you.
My name is Hope. I was born and raised (and still live) in the metro-Atlanta area. And by that, I mean the far reaches of the “metro” area; more towards the North Georgia Mountains. I was an active girl growing up, playing softball year round while also enjoying things such as fishing and hiking. In college, I fell in love with horseback riding, which is a passion I don’t get to do enough of.
I’ve struggled in previous blogging attempts. I was too scattered and unorganized. So this go around with Penning Hope, I’m starting with a
Tuesday/Thursday Monday/Wednesday publishing schedule of new posts (starting with this one)! So look for something new every Tuesday and Thursday Monday and Wednesday! Hopefully I will find more time to write soon, and I will be able to shift to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting schedule post more than just twice a week. I’ll give everyone an update if/when that happens.
One of the reasons I’m writing this blog is because I feel I have a story to tell. One of my bucket-list dreams is to be an author. I’ve always said that if I can make an impact in just one person’s life, then I’ve accomplished what I need to do.
Are you wondering what kind of topics you can expect me to cover here at Penning Hope? Well, there will be a bit about myself and my life and what’s going on with me, likely including bits about my family (which is very important to me) and my semi-obsession with genealogy (and the fact that I tend to like my dead relatives better than my living relatives — whoops). I plan to touch on topics of faith/religion (and my hunt to find where I really fit in the Christian church). I will eventually discuss my anxiety and my steps towards treatment for that (though I’m not quite ready to share any of that yet, but keep your eyes open, cause it will come). I plan to talk about my belief in the paranormal and my experiences I’ve had with it (and why I definitely believe we are surrounded by spirits). I am part of my local Junior League, and I have a passion for bettering my community. So, you can expect some posts on community outreach and community impact.
So, if any of that interests you, then I hope you’ll stick around Penning Hope for a while! You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and BlogLovin (or on Google+ if you actually have an account, which basically no one does, but whatever) to find out about my latest post (or just subscribe to get them sent directly to your e-mail!). And you can follow me on Instagram if you wanna see pictures that may never make it to the blog! If you follow along and have your own blog, reach out and let me know! I’d love to follow along with you as well!