When I opted to start writing again, I told myself it is about the written words. No photographs, rarely about my family (though I can’t help myself- I LOVE my family), and certainly nothing fancy. In this season of writing (however that lasts whether a few months or years.) I only wanted the focus to be on reading without the stress of anything else.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed…but the only thing you can see •currently at this time of writing • is a simply a page of blog posts. There’s not really an about section of who I am. It’s simply a place to come and read. As for a photo of myself there’s not likely to be. Mostly because it allows me the freedom, I wanted to write for encouragement, to challenge, and be a space for you to •breathe•. The comments to me are like letters, I am eager to form friendships.
Perhaps you’ve noticed I’m not afraid to go against the grain in some areas. It seems to be my life story actually. Everyone has shouted until their throat is dry…post photos, do an image feature, don’t forget about your about page, and the list goes on. If I was writing this for a business these things ARE key. I know this to be true. But I’m not writing this for a business, I’m writing to gain back confidence in writing again and to simply enjoy the process for the sake of writing in of itself. I’m writing for you, for me. For the pure enjoyment and occasional challenging encouragements. Although, at this rate it seems more than occasional as I have much deep thoughts of late. If you stumble on this blog, you are heartily welcome.
There are 2 exceptions I must confess…when I am of mind to post travel photos. Well I won’t contain myself. You’ll see photos. I greatly enjoy projects (construction types), and hope to be in a wood shop soon making things. I like them best when its more of a want to do something, then need to fix it or else something bad will happen. The bright side is…I won’t have to call people for the basics stuff right. Maybe by and by even a “portfolio” of sorts. But even then I want it to be a place of respite and breathing room. Words do not always need photographs and photographs do not always need words…but when they do come together what a mighty pair they are. But they each are powerful standing on their own.
I have toyed with converting this to a podcast because I am mindful that sometimes its easier to listen than to read. If I did so, I would probably not do an intro and perhaps maybe even skip the music. Or I included it would certainly not blast your ears like so many podcasts do today, but lead you in to get settled nicely. I’d simply talk to you as if you were right here.
Why am I telling you this? Allow me for a moment to go down a rabbit trail. I promise it’ll make sense in a moment. Right now I face the mountains. Its simple beauty draws me. I know what to expect from those mountains…the unexpected. I don’t know how they’ll show up day in and day out. But I know they’re there. Sometimes they come quietly, sometimes they come with majestic show of power. But many times they beckon you to sit a spell and look…no devices, no books, no journals, no anything. But I do suggest a companionship of coziness to settle in to simply observe what’s before you.
So it is with my blog. I want to keep showing up as I can, however that looks like- bringing beauty and space along with a sense of adventures. Life is an adventures with peaks and lows, no matter the seasons I’ve discovered its up to me on making sure my heart has time to breathe.