Real Talk

Hello there! Sorry blogging has been kind of sporadic! Today, though, I want to get personal. 
I don't talk about myself a lot on the blog. But this maybe it is is something I need to do. What do you think? Would you be interested in reading about my boring little life?

I have been in this state of confusion lately. Like my life was a little fuzzy, a little out of focus. I didn’t really know who I was anymore. I was bored with everything around me. I felt like something was missing. This made me frustrated. This made me sad. This made me finally feel like I needed a change. So these are some goals that I am going to be working on:

Appreciate More
Live in a constant state of wonder. Explore. Look at things differently. Enjoy the alone. Enjoy the quiet. Do things out of the ordinary. Be happy now and I will be happier later. I encourage you to watch this TED Talk, it's one of the best. 

Journal More
And journal along with a bible devotion. I can journal about my frustrations, because I do think that holds value, but I it is necessary to write about something positive that happened within the last 24 hours. it makes you relive that positive moment, it helps you relive that moment every time you look back on past journal entries. (I have talked about journaling before here)

Own Less
This is a work in progress. This is something that is challenging. I am working on creating a good capsule wardrobe, and it is almost done. One more skirt, that I think I need to make because the one I wanted to buy was sold out before I could get it. And maybe one more button down shirt. Then I am done.
I think this needs to go past the closet though. I need a really good spring cleaning.

This is a goal I have for the summer. I want to learn to appreciate the garden. I want to spend more time outside. I want to enjoy the sunshine. And I want fresh food. (the only problem with this is that there are a lot of birds that swoop around my backyard and I really really don’t like birds)
If you have any really good resources for learning how to get my green thumb on, I would love your advice.

Thats all I have to say about that. (for today)


P.S. Thanks for letting me talk about other things for today. I will try to get back to other things soon, like Year of Handmade, progress on my New Stitch Blanket, and probably a Taking Stock post. 


  1. Thoughtful post. I have one suggestion: get to know your local birds. Most will happily help with pest control in the garden (Nom Nom Bugs!). As for owning less, I made another decision, and moved the family into a space 2.5X bigger -- more room for stuff!

    1. haha my great fear of birds stops me from getting to know any local birds. I appreciate them, and they can eat any bugs they want, but just not when I am gardening please!