Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thoughts on Blogging

Hello. I've been away from here, I know. I've been doing a bit of soul searching in regards to this blog. What is it about? Why am I here? What started as a scrapbook of our wedding, then pregnancy, and Phoenix's first year of life has now become sort of a hodge podge of my life, inspiration, and information. And that's fine, but I want to utilize this space better. I was it to be a space full of hope. Most importantly, I want my posts to be thoughtful and written with intention. Often, I feel that I should be posting something on here so I don't fall off the internet grid. And in doing that, sometimes I am not being sincere. I love fashion but do not have the time or patience to set up my tripod and take photos of myself. Also, I'm pretty sure you guys would be surprised by how many things I can pair with leggings.
And although I am a professional cook and love posting recipes, a food blogger, I am not. Again, tripods, lighting, food styling....doesn't work most days with a 13 month old.

So I will stop beating myself up over not posting these "cool and interesting" things. I will instead focus on what is on my mind and in my heart write now.

My authentic self hopes to write posts about the struggles of parenthood, the beauty in that struggle, and how we can achieve more happiness in the simplicity of our lives. I want to talk to other women whom I admire and hear their stories. I want to have a dialogue about how we can empower ourselves to focus on the good, the love, and the magic in our lives. Oh, and food. Definitely food.

There are so many blogs I love reading and that inspire me with the purpose they have. As much as I love posting about my sweet little bug and his many adventures, I realize that having a platform is a true opportunity and I don't want to let this moment pass me by.

I am rambling a bit but the baby is asleep and I wanted to get these thoughts down. I wanted to hold myself accountable. I'm not posting a list of all the things I hope to achieve now or write about. Just setting an intention and setting off to begin this new project.

Please let me know if you have any interest in being a part of this dialogue. Let's open this up!



  1. I completely agree with you and would love to see how your journey unfolds...

    I'm a new reader here, and share similar goals for my own blog, but sometimes it's hard because I'm not yet a parent, and I don't yet feel like I have much to contribute. Figuring out "what you know" and "what you have to share" is harder than it seems.. Excited to see where this goes (for both of us!) :)

  2. i totally understand the struggle about what to post! i feel the same way.. but then remind myself that my blog is simply a way to record memories, milestones, struggles, etc., as well as a way for my family (they live 10 hours away) to see what's going on in our life.

  3. I think this sounds like a fabulous idea!

  4. I am so looking forward to what you have to share. I think it's easy to get caught up in having a plan for your blog but undoubtedly my favorite spaces on the internet are the ones that come from the heart and come in their own time. I'm much more connected to the spaces and people that just let things happen genuinely and organically. Can't wait. xo