Something has been weighing heavy on my heart lately. That "something," is my intention of this blog and how it is portrayed. I created this place back in 2010, not knowing at all what I was doing or getting myself into. It has evolved just as my life has evolved and I enjoy having a place to share thoughts, inspiring words and beautiful photos (much like the one above).
I have never intended for this to be a "look at how great my life is" blog. Although I do feel blessed in the life that God has given me, it is not perfect (duh)! We all know that life can be messy and difficult, but I try my best to rise above the bad and focus on the good. This is not something that always comes easily to me, so I have chosen Kelley Maria as a place to focus on the positive, beautiful and joyful aspects of life. That is where I fear things could come off as me trying to portray myself and my life as perfect. I often wonder what someone's first impression of this place is. Of course I want it to be all good things, but I truly want this to be a place of inspiration and joy. Might be a bit easier said than done, but I promise to try my hardest for that to happen here.
I am all about being real with people and I don't like to sugar coat. I appreciate honesty and don't want to be an anonymous blogger who has a mysterious job that must be great based on the fabulous clothes she wears and the amazing vacations she takes. If that is your jam, then more power to ya. That is not me. I don't have designer clothes and I don't own a private jet. Were you under the impression that I did? Sorry to disappoint.
In my attempt to be more honest and real with those who stop by Kelley Maria, I started off by creating a brand spankin' new |ABOUT| me page. Please take a moment to read it so that we can be on the same page! Thank you to all who take time out of their day to stop by, leave a sweet comment or send an e-mail. I am so appreciative of you all!