I created One Small Rose and published my first post on February 16, 2018.
Since the two year anniversary just passed, I’d like to share a few things.
While cleaning out my room recently, I came across an essay I wrote in sixth grade!
The students of my school participated in a Diocesan wide essay contest. Each student was asked to research a saint or prominent Catholic of African ancestry and compare the person’s values with someone we knew.
Below is my article. I’ll explain why I’m sharing it with you at the end of the post.
I started One Small Rose on February 16, 2018. Since the one year anniversary just passed, I decided to reflect on the journey…
I learned a lot over the past twelve months. (One thing I learned is there’s so much to learn!)
Here are two lessons.
These lessons are not only relevant for me and blogging. They are relevant for each of us in all aspects of our lives.
I have to tell you, I’m excited about this blog! I’m truly grateful for all of the support and encouragement I’ve received from family and friends.
This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me; so thank you!
Now for the explanation of the name. (I know, I know, you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat for this.)
Once I felt that God was calling me to start a blog, one of my first thoughts was that I needed to choose a name.
I’m a perfectionist, so this sort of task would normally take me a long time to accomplish.
I often don’t feel comfortable with a decision or action unless I feel it’s completed “perfectly” (which I know sounds ridiculous because “perfect” does not exist).
Thanks for checking out the first post of my first blog!
Those of you who know me well, or have ever received a note or card from me, probably know that I love to write.
Last month, I prayed a novena (I also love novenas) to St. Francis de Sales since he is the patron saint of Catholic writers. I asked him for guidance on how to write to make a living as well as give glory to God…