Coming to you live from Starbucks! Oh how scary this is. I have seen so many women my age blogging on social media, finding the courage to speak up on platforms open to the public, which also means open to judgement. My creative writing professor once told me that someone’s writing is like their infant– fragile and sensitive. He also said it has the power to be completely telling and inspirational. So, although this blog is definitely a newborn, I hope it also acts as a helpful place for fellow women.
My name is Drew, and I am a junior in college here in Denver, CO. There are so many boring, insignificant things I can say about myself. I could talk about my love for coffee, golden retrievers, and Taylor Swift. Or maybe tell you what I like to do for fun? An interesting fact about myself? (BLEH) I will not! After all, this blog isn’t going to be about me. It’s going to be about us, about OUR experiences– after all, we are all just people living in the same world, right?
“Clothed in Strength and Dignity” stems from Proverbs 31:25, one of my favorite (and I’m sure many other women’s favorite) verses– “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she can laugh without fear of the future.” When I first decided I wanted to write a women’s blog, I knew my sole purpose would be to remind women my age that they are strong, fearless, and dignified– that even in our most confusing, stressful, hot mess moments, we are capable.
And then as I spent about two hours trying to figure this website out, I thought to myself, “Who is honestly going to care what I have to say?” The truth is, a handful of you who read this will probably never visit this page again, and maybe this caffeine filled Monday afternoon was a complete waste–but then again, maybe it won’t be.
After what has been a very emotional day for myself and so many others after the turn of horrific events in Las Vegas, Nevada, my heart is full of confusing and emotional things– anger, hurt, sadness for the victims and their families. Above all, it is filled with love. I wish to share not only these feelings but also dig into past and present experiences in hope that I can reach maybe one person that has felt the same way, remind them that it is OKAY.
Although my blog name stems from my personal faith, there are no roadblocks here. I hope I can speak to women of all ages, races, religions, and orientations. The point is to come together, to unify and share with one another our stories and experiences. All in all, I just want to connect with you all, make friends, share stories and emotions– good and bad. I hope someone, even just one person, can find what I say relevant! If you don’t, that’s okay. I have a golden retriever and mother who I’m sure would be happy to pretend to be interested. ❤ Thank you for checking out my first post, and I hope in the future we meet again!