Real Life With Raven: These Are My Reasons
Whenever you tell someone you’re a writer, the immediate question that follows is, “What do you write about?”
For me, that’s always been a hard question to answer.
With each new season of my life, I always find myself writing new things.
When I was twelve, I remember sitting in my bedroom closet, quickly writing away (in terrible chicken scratch) tales of love and loss (I didn’t know a thing about either.) As I went into high school, I decided I wanted to be a journalist. I shadowed any reporter that would let me. Wide-eyed with wonder, I followed reporters around the newsroom as they covered their beats. I went to political rallies and interviewed celebrities (I interviewed Mary J. Blige at the age of fifteen and to this day I can’t remember a single word she said.) I would fantasize about having my own famous news column someday and drinking an obscene amount of coffee and winning a Pulitzer Prize… But as I got older, I began to fall out of love with journalism.
Something shifted in my life… I fell in love with Jesus. And while I’m not always sure what He wants for my life… I know He wants to be the one directing it. Journalism and Jesus don’t mix very well. That’s not to say you can’t be a Jesus-loving journalist… But I’m an all-in type of gal – and I wanted to be all in with Jesus. So I began to wonder how I would mix my love for writing and Jesus. I figured I could write Christian books someday (something I still aspire to)… but again, I didn’t like the idea of being a specific kind of writer. I no longer wanted to be a political writer or a reporter. I didn’t want to be categorized as a Christian writer. Upon becoming a mom, I didn’t want to be labeled a “mommy blogger.” I simply wanted to write.
I still do.
I want to write about when I’m having a crap day and Jesus feels a million miles away. I want to write about when I’m not sure I have the faintest idea what I’m doing as a mom. I want to write about my fears and joys and idiosyncrasies and I hope that along the way another soul says, “Me too.”
So, I present to you: Real Life With Raven
What can you expect to find when you venture to this little spot of the Internet?
Total and complete transparency.
Honest words from a young Christian/wife/mom who’s still trying to figure it out one day at a time.
If you like perfect moms with perfect lives and perfect blogs… you’ve probably come to the wrong place.
But if you like raw and real and at times unedited (I’m a new mom- yes, I’ll be using that excuse until he’s 17…) then welcome to Real Life With Raven!