I’ve been gone from the blogosphere for about a week. And yall know that a week in blogging is like a decade in blog years. Sorry if it seems as if I’ve fallen off the face of the earth. No no. I’m still here. Just took a quick break from being noisy online to focus on things that are “offline”. I’m sure you know what I mean. Let’s just say that I’ve had a lot on my mind recently.
While I’ve been absent from posting entries though, I did take some time to add in a few changes to the look and format of this blog. I think I needed that break to stop and step back while I looked at my blog aka “the big picture”. I’ve noticed that although I liked how it looked, it felt so utilitarian and didn’t feel warm and home-y at all. I felt like it didn’t quite fit how I was feeling and thinking at the moment.
Took a few tweaks here and there and then finally decided on this look. Credits to Mr. D again for helping me with my new blog header. What can I say, he’s my all-around go-to guy. Why the buntings? Well because I have a lot to celebrate for 🙂 I may not be vocal about the littlest things that happen in my day to day life but if I make a list of all the little miracles that happen everyday, it will be a long list. I also wanted those buntings there to serve as a reminder for me. There are times when I can’t help but fall into the pitfalls of worry. I worry about finances, about the safety of my child, about wanting to achieve more, about every missed opportunity, about not blogging as often…I do. I worry about these things and more. Sometimes I worry so much that it drives me nuts. So I want those buntings to serve as a symbol and reminder, that I have so much to celebrate for and that there really is no need for worry because everything will work out in God’s own time. Everything.
Oh and I had to add that little tagline. I know it’s not much of a tagline. It’s not witty or catchy at all. But you know what, it’s real. At the end of the day I’ve realized that the reason why I blog is because I want to tell my story. I want to share moments that make life special. The simple joys of motherhood, the crazy dates that I’ve had with the husband, the little shopping discoveries I find along the way, how I struggled with my weight and made the decision to live a healthy and active life. Not to mention, the awesome books that I’ve read, the unforgettable travels and people that I meet…all these are bits and pieces that make up the story of my life. I’d like to think that we all have a story to tell. Every single one of us. We all have our journeys and struggles and triumphs. And that we can change how our story ends by the way we choose to live our lives.
Happy Monday everyone! May you all have an inspiring week ahead! 🙂