Bloom {Into Beautiful}: She Laughed


She Laughed

As many of y'all know, I'm in the process of opening a new Instagram account this week. So many people have told me I'm crazy but I don't care. Why am I doing this? To start fresh. I need a fresh start with this. But why did I just drop 30K followers? Because a lot of the people that were following me were there from when I owned my boutique and simply not for what I am doing now, which is blogging. I want a following that's there because they like what I post, they don't mind the fact that I'm crazy about Jesus and people who are true to themselves. 
Secondly, I did this because I felt as though I built and was continuing to build that account on glorifying myself and that is simply not who I am. I think we feel so pressured to conform to what everyone else is doing and to be equal to or greater than others. I don't want to be that woman. Some people have told me they never got that vibe from me but I know what's in my heart and that's exactly where it was and would have continued to go without this change. I'm here to bring glory & praise to my Savior not myself or material things. He should always come first. 
I know this might not seem like a big deal to some people but it was very hard for me to make this transition. I've been praying about it for weeks and I know in my heart, without a doubt, that this is right. I want to be that Proverbs 31 woman. I don't want to be selfish, rude, self-absorbed, all about money, etc... I want to be humble, loving, kind, ambitious, and an on-fire woman for God. I believe in my heart that I already have some of these characteristics... but I'm working on building on those and letting them shine through even to my social media outlets. 
I hope y'all will continue to follow along with me on this journey. My new account is @the.mrs.mcqueen and you can click over to it via my Instagram feed to the right of this post. Y'all are each so special to me and the kind emails, DMs, and comments I have received in the past few days have absolutely blown my mind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future. 
When she speaks, her words are wise,

    and she gives instructions with kindness.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Reward her for all she has done.
  Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.


  1. Love to see the direction you are going!

  2. Totally get it. I had to do a cleaning out in my life a few years ago when I did the Bible Study-No Other Gods by Kelly Minter. For me, it's an ongoing process of evaluation & pruning. Love your testimony of obedience!