Keeping My Head Up, Eyes Looking Forward & Spreading My Wings!


Hi! Beauties! Today is going to be more like a personal journal post. I have now been blogging for about a month . If you are a subscriber or a frequent reader of my blog articles you know that I shared a little about myself in my 20 Personal Random Facts About Me article. In that article I shared with you that I have problems with some anxiety/panic disorders. These disorders is one of the biggest reasons I started my blog. I wanted for once in my life to take a big leap of faith, spread my wings and make myself be happy with who I was and have become now. I wanted for once to feel like I had something to share that someone else would want to know. I want to feel like there is someone else that shares my likes and dislikes. I guess what I am trying to say is that I wanted  this blog to help me build my self confidence and help me realize there is a reason I was put on this earth. I want to learn what unique and special gifts/talents that God has given me to share and help others with. For the most part it has and I am so thankful for all my friends, family, subscribers and all the other people that reads my articles that I post on this blog . I have made new friends from Canada, the UK and all over here in the USA. I have been welcomed to the blogging community by some fellow bloggers with open arms and they have been willing to help me learn more about this blogging world that I have dived head first into. Yes there has been those couple of negative people (Debbie Downers) that has tried and I have to admit I let them get me down a little.  But looking back over this last month of blogging there has been more ups than downs. Like the title of this article says, I am keeping my head up, eyes looking forward and am going to keep spreading my wings. If you are a fellow blogger you know that it is easy to get obsessed with your daily views stats. I let myself fall into this trap myself. I am writing this post to remind myself why I started this blog and to remember that I need to take it one day at a time and remember even if my blog only helps one person than it will all have been worth the hard work that has gone into this blog.

Thank you so much for reading this article (aka: Journal Post)! As you probably can tell by this post that my week has not had the best of starts.  Last night a very close friend, neighbor and father figure passed away. He is going to be dearly missed and our little community will not be the same. I am praying for his sweet little wife(who is like a mother to me) and family members during their time of sorrow.  On the positive side, tomorrow is another day and  I am going to be Keeping My Head Up, Eyes Looking Forward & Spreading My Wings! Taking one day at a time!!

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  • Laura Ryder

    Great Post! It’s amazing what starting a blog can do and how sitting behind a screen and typing can really help you learn more about yourself and give you a confidence that you didn’t have before. I think the most important thing about reflecting is taking the lessons away but not allowing them to weigh you down.

    Thanks so much for reading my post on “My Thirty Spot”.

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

    • Your welcome! Laura! I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you so much for reading mine and commenting. Great tip on taking lessons from reflection and not letting it weigh you down. I had begun to let it weigh me down but hopefully through this post you can see that I am saying I am not giving up and I am choosing to learn from my reflections instead and I am going to keep on moving forward with the lessons I have learned .

      Beth @ bethandbeauty

  • Kayla Adkins

    Love you mama

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. I know nothing except for time will make it easier, but I’m sending some good thoughts your way.

    I know this is easier said than done, but try not to get too obsessed with your stats… it takes a while to build up a readership even if you’ve got great content. If you keep writing regularly your audience will grow naturally. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for the advice! You are one of the bloggers I was talking about that has reached out with open arms. I believe I have learned that lesson….LOL! Thank you for your good thoughts. You are right nothing but time is going to make it better.

  • Nathalie

    Hi Beth, thanks again for another great post. It was written with such honesty and integrity….. Beth you are an admirable woman, these are big leaps and you are embracing them. I tip my hat off to you, and I so enjoy your blog….. Always remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day…. and neither is a blog…. good things take time my dear…. until such time, I will continue to be a faithful follower…. The beauty about having a few loyal followers is that you have the time to reply personally… I cannot speak for anyone else, but it makes me feel good when someone takes the time to respond to me… even if its just a simple hello & thank you. When bloggers have so many followers, they can’t keep up with the turnaround, thus it loses its appeal…. that is my humble opinion!!!
    Hugs, Nath xoxoxo

    • Thank you again my new sweet friend for being such a faithful subscriber and reader and all the support you have given me!