For the six of you who, like me, still love blogs, this place is for you.
Yes, I’ve heard blogs are just not cool anymore, but that’s okay. I was never very good at being one of the cool kids anyway.
But why bother to start a new blog, you ask, when blogs are clearly dying a slow and painful death?
If you check my Google+ profile (and my FB page, and my Twitter account, and…), you’ll notice that I’ve been blogging about my writing journey for a long time: first on a personal blog and then later as the leader of a quasi-cool group blog about books for kids–I was SO NOT the cool factor on that blog, by the way. I love to talk about reading and writing with anyone who will pay me even the slightest bit of attention.
But then something happened one day late in 2014. Through a series of faith-inducing choices, which led to several faith-inspiring experiences, I rekindled my deep and abiding love of music. I’d forgotten how much it meant to me as I was knee deep in college homework, then babies in diapers, then practice novel after practice novel. But now singing makes up a huge part of my life (as does playing the piano when I can find one to borrow).
And so, it seemed right to share my thoughts about singing along with my thoughts about writing, and I figured while I was at it I’d talk about the other parts that make up the symphony book of my life.
I am also a gardener, a photography enthusiast, a homeschooling mom, and an organizing wizard (just don’t tell my husband, or he’ll make me actually start doing the housework around here). I love the smell of freshly-cut lumber and new paint; I enjoy nature, especially time away in the mountains; and I find people and what makes them tick interesting. I am a person who loves everything, from cute shoes to NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto–office and school supplies are a particular obsession, followed closely by organizing supplies (bins and boxes, anyone?) and all things Disney.
I am all of this, all of the time. It’s exhausting being me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
But most importantly, I’m a Mormon, and I wanted a place to share my thoughts on my faith, since it impacts every single aspect of my life. Disclaimer: any thoughts here are my own, and are in no way endorsed or approved by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church).
And so this blog is born.
It should be a random but completely fascinating look at the life of me. I hope to blog often, and, if you look closely enough, you’ll find links to more on what I love to do as well. Some will take you to outside sources, others will compile links to help you find more. I do like helping people.
So, no promises or anything, but the seven of us who still love blogs should have a good time here.
At least, I hope so.
I will enjoy the ride, at least. I always do. Life is full of surprises, good and bad, and I’m eternally grateful for each and every experience I get to enjoy on this earth.
I’m glad you now get to share those experiences with me.