The next time a post goes live on this blog, it will have changed. The name, web address, and design will all be different. As I mentioned in my “What’s Next?” post, this change is coming to reflect the new season in my life. While I will always be That Seminary Girl, I am now also a wife, a Navy spouse, a writer, and a freelancer. I am still me, just with some new roles and a new direction.
This new name was inspired by a conversation I had with one of the friends I’ve made here. We were catching up and she asked me that ever-haunting question: “what’s next?” We talked about my next and my love for writing. What she didn’t know was I had spent the past several weeks before our conversation attempting to forge a new direction for this blog. I knew I wanted to write about the military life, but not just the military life. Every military wife knows the struggle of feeling like the military has taken over their life. I had thought that I could write about life in general: being a Christian, Navy life, health and fitness, and so on. But I don’t count myself an expert on everything – this I told her. She encouraged me to write anyway. People like to hear from people going through what they are right now. They want to read about real life. I knew that as I found my way, I could help others find their way too. When I found dry land, there would be a place for others too. Finding Land! That could be the name. And thus, Finding Land was born.
That conversation was a couple of weeks ago, but the more I have thought on this name, the more I like it. I do not come to you as an expert. Not even theologically. I have an MA in theology, but any Bible scholar knows that a master’s degree is just the beginning. I love to study and I love to learn. As I learn and grow, I will share. Whenever I find dry land, I will make sure there’s a spot for you to stand. This blog is for you – the military wife, the mom, the recent college grad, the single, the married, the in-between, and anyone else who wants to read. This blog is for the reader. We will learn together and we will find land together. I will share here my thoughts, joys, trials, heartaches, and victories. I will strive to be as open and honest as possible as I write. I will share what I am learning through being a Navy wife, wife life in general, writing, freelancing, God’s Word, my attempts at getting fit, and whatever else comes to mind as I go through life, Finding Land.