I started this blog on March 18, which means I’ve only been blogging for less than three months now. But already my life feels drastically different. I spend hours each day scrolling through my reader, itching to see what’s going on in the blogosphere. I check my email non-stop, make sure I carry my camera everywhere I go, and spend an hour or so prepping my blog post for the following day. I spend less time trying out new recipes, baking for the sake of baking, and planning meals. Pictures of people I love have been replaced by pictures of things that are pretty. And that makes me sad.
I started this blog, because I loved all things artsy, beautiful, crafty, and inspirational. I loved baking, cooking, and making things for all my friends & family. I loved photography, calligraphy, and decorating. And I thought it’d be so fun to share this with all of you. I also thought it would be so neat to start a small business from the ground up, surrounded & supported by friends from the blog world. Honestly, it has progressed so much more quickly than I expected. I didn’t expect people to read my blog, or even for people to encourage me to start a shop so soon. But all that has happened, and more! So for that, I’m very thankful.
But yesterday, I made the choice to close my laptop & read a book instead. And I loved it. I had forgotten how much I loved reading books, because I was so caught up in the busyness of reading blogs. It really refreshed my soul. So in light of that, I’m taking off the rest of the week to step away from blogs for a little bit & remember what it is that made me want to blog in the first place. To enjoy my husband’s company when he comes home from work, to try out new recipes, to go on a picnic with dear girlfriends, and to spend some quality time with some of my nearest & dearests.
I don’t usually post pictures of myself, but here’s one of me & the hubs from the wedding we attended last weekend. He turns 26 this Sunday & I couldn’t be happier that God chose to create this man to be my husband. :]