Even though the break from this blog have been lengthy, I've been thinking about it often. I mentioned in my last post that I was doing a lot of thinking and brainstorming on what I want to do with it and what I want it to be. Blogging is a funny little world. Over the past year or so, it's become one of my favorite things and I love it, but it can also be my worst enemy. I love reading others' blogs and have even developed sweet friendships with some fellow bloggers, but I kind of reached a point where I had to stop reading blogs for a while. I know that's weird, but it became really tricky for me to not compare my little blog to what others were doing, and by extension, compare what my life looked like to what theirs looked like. And that's just silly. Blogging offers such a small and controlled look into others' lives and it's all too easy to forget that the messier parts of life aren't often shown there.
It has caused me to think a lot about this blog and it's a big part of why I want this blog to include a lot more about our life. The awesome parts, the messy parts, the funny and silly parts, that parts I love and the parts I don't. We're working on a house and I love love love working on it and want to share that with you. I'm not an amazing cook, but I love trying new things, and frankly, sometimes I just nail it with dinner... and when I do, I'll try to share recipes that are worth sharing. I'm constantly learning and growing in my faith, and I want to share what I'm learning. I love design and I still want to share things that I love and that inspire me.
But know this... my house looks a frightful sight more often than it looks tidy and perfectly styled. We rarely take fabulous vacations to exotic places. On any given day of the week, my outfit errs on the side of comfy instead of fashionable. Curling and straightening irons are wonderful things, but without them, my hair is a wavy, frizzed out humidity victim. I live a stupidly blessed life, but it's also messy and as imperfect as anything ever was.
And so since a new year is upon us, and since this is the time when we typically look to start anew, let me take this opportunity to tell you how excited I am to start trying new things with this blog and I really hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.