hello darling

I’m starting this blog with high hopes and new intentions. My previous blog, be merry and bright, was a place to house pretty things and thoughts as I graduated from a single life into one of marriage and motherhood. While sharing tidbits on be merry and bright, I renamed the blog several times as my reasons for writing evolved.

Today, I longed to write but felt that my old platform seemed… well, old. Dated even. Not only the look, but also the ideas, the person (my former self), the things… nothing seemed to reflect how I feel that I’ve transformed (in some ways) after entering these new seasons of my life. But this time, a new name didn’t feel new enough. I needed my blog to start fresh and have an identity separate from the last.

So what’s new? Well, this time, I’m going to commit. My promise is to blog regularly (at least twice a week) and to bring relevant and new ideas to you about what I’m thinking in the areas of my life ranging from the beauty of every day experiences to deeper reflections on trying to live a life full of freedom and (as my husband puts it) “jumping up and down” joy.

My second promise (more of a personal call) is to be real. I will unabashedly be, me. I will, no doubt, embarrass myself, say things that might need more informing, or be flat out wrong. So I ask, dear friend, that you would be patient, respectful, and gentle with your comments. I’m not going to hold back. I want to find my voice again and be bold. This is my personal exercise in strengthening my thinking and writing muscles. I’m going to put myself out there and be that person that I have come to realize that I am: the one who wears her heart on her sleeve.

Tomorrow I’ll share more about my ideas for this blog and give you a preview of what’s to come. I would be honored if you would join me in my musings. From the superficial to the deep (because that’s what comes with this package!). Let’s see where this goes and please hold me true to my promises!

I’m holding my pinky out to you right now… virtually :).

photo source: sugar paper, los angeles

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