2017, the year I started blogging. again.

Hello, there!

It’s a brand new year and with that comes a lot of personal reflection, for me anyway.  Every January I find myself sitting down for a couple hours and planning for the year ahead, writing semi-attainable goals, and looking back at what I did well {and didn’t do well, if I’m being perfectly honest}.  Maybe I am a sucker for punishment, or maybe I just really have a desire to grow and change, who really knows.  At any rate, I found myself thumbing through last year’s planner the other day, and there it was in my own handwriting:

Start blogging again

Whoops.  Didn’t meet that goal, but no time like the present, right?  Last January I was convicted to start writing again for multiple reasons.  I have been dabbling in the design world and loving the chance to help others creatively make their homes beautiful, and I knew sharing that with others would help me focus my energy on that during this season of life. But I knew too, what my husband knew way back when, when the internet and blogging world first exploded:  writing is a good practice for me, both emotionally and spiritually.  When my kids were all small and I was knee deep in dirty diapers and whiny voices, journaling it out at the end of a long day was sometimes the only thing that kept me sane. And thankful. For some reason, when I put a pen to paper, I think deliberately and purposefully, and in turn, I see things for what they really are.  I see TRUTH, instead of listening to the lies that keep me caught in the comparison trap.  I see beauty, instead of all the unfinished projects and never-ending limitations.  I see so very much to be thankful for.  So here’s my attempt to keep that goal.  It took me 12 months to hit publish, but I’m back.


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