Several months ago I read something that truly struck the blogging chord in me. Sadly, I cannot remember where I read what I read, but it still runs through my mind to this day. The author said something about how each blog post was, to her, a work of art. 'Yes!', I stammered out loud in agreement. I didn't take her words as prideful or perfectionistic ones. Rather, her words seemed to carry full intentionality, a conscious care for even simple tasks like stringing words together or capturing memories of her children through a lens. But here's the problem with those artful posts-- they take time.
Over the last several weeks, I've found myself spending more hours here than I'd like. And it always goes something like this-- I think that I've captured a slew of beautiful images and then I sit down and think 'these really aren't anything special!'. Or, I happily discover that the northwest lighting gods (oh, I kid!) smiled upon me and the pictures are wonderful but the words won't come. There I sit. And sit. And twirl my hair some more.
I love to write, mostly because I am not a talker. Oh, I'm a talker, but I'm not a talker. You know what I mean, right? It's like my synapses begin to stutter the minute I open my mouth. Writing is so much easier. I love that backspace button and time is on my side. Or is it? I wholeheartedly agree with the unfindable author's words above. I, however odd it might be to some, find joy in creating artful blog posts. But I'd like to change the pace around here for a little while. I've decided to post only once a week over the next couple of months (with maybe an extra Project 52 or Heart Art post thrown in here and there!), partly because I think a few extra evening hours would benefit my family at this time and mostly because busyness and traveling are headed our way! (Have I mentioned how over-the-moon excited I am about our upcoming trip down the Oregon + California coast? So! Excited!)
So, I guess all that is left to say is this: thank you. Thank you for following along here and sharing life with me and for understanding my need to catch a deep breath away from the keyboard. I'll see you next Monday!
p.s. Congratulations to Becky Richied, the winner of the Easy Canvas Prints giveaway!
p.s.s. This past weekend, we ventured to a new-to-us hiking spot literally only twenty minutes from our doorstep. On Saturday, I was completely overwhelmed by the beauty of God's creation!