Apr 3, 2013
I suppose I should begin this post by saying "hi, old friend." It feels really refreshing to be writing a blog post again. Life has been a whirlwind the past few months and I just felt like I needed a blogging vacation. I need to take a step back, focus on other things, and also to think about what I really wanted this blog to be (more on that later).
Although I haven't been writing, I've been trying to keep up with the blogs I love to read and I found Savannah Wallace from Maiedae to be very inspiring. Recently she wrote a post about 5 things and I felt it would be the perfect way to ease back into writing and blogging. Here goes nothing.
1 - I've always loved drawing. Ever since I was young I've been fascinated with the way a pencil makes a line on paper and the different textures of crayons and markers. Coloring used to be a nightly routine and the house was scattered with half full drawing pads, notebooks, and anything I could mark on. It's never been something I have perused intensely or ever thought about turning into a career, and honestly I'm glad. Drawing, and even painting, will always be my creative outlet that is solely for my own well being.
2 - I have a way of picking one interest and being completely obsessed with it, but never for lengthy amounts of time. I have always been a girl of many interests and I seem to find more things to love as I grow older. One week I can't stop thinking about plans for our house and decorating. The next week I spend more time meal planning and researching health and wellness. Then I move on to photography, sewing, crafting, thrifting, hairstyling, creating collages, dreaming up store layouts, researching graphic design, reading fashion blogs, the list really seems never ending. I've yet to find a good way to balance everything, so for now I'm just content to fill notebook after notebook with ideas. (oh, and thank goodness for Pinterest.)
3 - I currently have three favorite TV series (which is very unusual because I'm not really a TV kind of girl). Downtown Abbey, Duck Dynasty, and The Walking Dead. I like to think that my eclectic mix of television favorites somehow describes my personality and the way I only feel fulfilled when I can delve into many different areas. Downtown of course fulfills my need for drama, romance, and old time periods. Duck Dynasty really gives some comic relief to my week and of course keeps me connected to my Southern Baptist roots (well...kinda). And I know The Walking Dead may completely appall some of you, but it has an awesome story line and is truly a creative production (yes, I watch The Talking Dead aftershow).
4 - Ryan and I adopted a puppy last February and named him Bear. He as seriously changed my life and humbled me in ways I never thought possible. It was so different at first to have this other living creature depending on my for survival, love, and comfort. He has been a blessing to us in so many ways, and I sometimes like to think he is God's gift to us, preparing us to be parents. He's like a best friend that is always excited to see me, always trusting me, and always seems to know when I'm upset (those are the best puppy kisses).
5 - I hope to see this blog changing and evolving over the next few weeks. It might even be time for a name change now that I have some direction. When I first entered the blogging world, I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, I just knew I wanted to write and have people care about it. I still feel that way to some extent, but I want to do this over in a way that better reflects me and who God has made me to be, not something I'm striving for. That's right, it's about to get real.