Last week my lovely blog designer Marina installed my new blog header. A few of you with keen eyes noticed the new tagline. It is a change that has been coming for a while, it just took me a while to embrace it.
When I started this little blog over two years ago, I was in an entirely different phase of life. I had the peace of living in a house that was completely finished, two small, brilliantly napping children, and a much less hectic schedule.
But like the tides, and like the seasons, everything inevitably changes. I am not that girl anymore. As much as I love, support and adore everything handmade, as much as I long to have big daily blocks of time to sew and paint and make, I rarely have that luxury or opportunity.
Lately the only things that I seem to be making with my hands are a meal or braids in my little one's hair. (I'll be honest. Sometimes that meal I make? It might be a bowl of cereal. For dinner.)
My hands seem to be spending all of their time cleaning, helping, folding, driving, and happily snuggling my sweet, busy, noisy family.
something handmade. everyday.
could only stay if I expanded and changed the definiton of handmade. I thought about that. Even started a post on that exact theme, but to be honest, it made me sad. There are far too many times when life and it's accompanying chaos make me want to hole up in my craft room for days. Just me, some coffee, fabric and my iPod. There will be a time for that again. But that time is not now.
So what is a girl to do? I was chatting with a friend over this exact dichotomy... who I am, vs. who I want to be... what I want this blog to be. It suddenly became so very clear. I was a "craft blogger". I loved being a craft blogger. I missed being a craft blogger.
But now I was becoming something wholly different. Something that I discovered through this blog. Through this little craft blog.
"Who are you? What do you want your blog to represent?"
These words came out without a thought. As if they weren't even mine.
I want this blog to
do good and glorify God.
That is what I want my blog to be. That is what I want my life to be.
Looking for ways to do good. Striving to glorify God.
Yes, I will still share crafts, sometimes be a bit sarcastic, and oftentimes I will ramble on randomly. I will still swoon over my boyfriend Dave Matthews, take pictures, go shopping, and make things with brown sugar and butter.
But I will try my best to see everything through the lens of goodness.
I am so thankful for each of you who have shared your stories with me. Comforted me. Cheered for me. Laughed with me. Cried with me. Encouraged me. For all of you that I have been blessed to meet. For those that I hope to one day meet. I am immensely grateful for this blog. For this journey. For the journey that continues.
Doing my best to embrace the journey. The season. Excitedly anticipating what is coming next.