I know, I know! I have dropped the ball-big time. So many have asked me when I was going to do a post again. Frankly, I have struggled with a love-hate relationship with blogging. There are times that I’m very excited to write and other times I don’t have any inspiration whatsoever. I don’t like the pressure, (mostly it’s self imposed-I know) but part of being involved in the blogging world is consistency. I’m not making any promises, but I will try to be more consistent.
So what have I done in the last several month? It seems like not a lot that is really blog worthy, but as I look back through old posts, I do see a lot that we have done. Sometimes I tend to get lost in the details. (Like taking a whole week to organize our master closet after we got carpet.) I’m not very good at stopping at the end of the day to document my progress when I feel like I’ve moved at a snails pace.
As far as blogging goes, some of my set backs have to do with the direction of the blog. First, I knew I needed to update my header. (That’s a picture of our old house.) Our new house needs too much work to be an adequate replacement-but maybe someday. In the meantime, I’ve just taken a few pictures from around the house and a few older ones from my computer. I hope to update them someday as well, but they are a more accurate representation of my life right now than our old house was.
Secondly, my blog started out about the transitions involved in moving. Now that the moving is done, I feel like I need to switch directions slightly. Yes, there are still a lot of projects around our new house, but my life is so much more than projects. What makes me love my home the most are the relationships that happen here, whether it is the family under our roof, my married kids coming home for a visit, extended family and of course our friends coming to visit. I love making our home a cozy inviting place to relax, build relationships and share our lives.
These are the primary people who make me love my home-and also make me love being away from home when I am with them.
Where do I plan to go with my blog? I think I’m going to share a little more of my life and my thoughts as well as my projects. (I still plan to share a lot of projects.) I will write about what ever is on my heart to write about (that I’m willing to make public-that is.) I may even reflect a little on parenting now that my kids are almost grown-we shall see about that one! I can’t say that I’m much of a cook, but I do cook- and I may even share a favorite recipe or two. I need to blog for me. If others enjoy it and I can be an inspiration and encouragement to them, I am thrilled. If its not quite what someone is wanting to read about, I am not offended in the least. Each person should seek what inspires them in the blog world.