Over the years I’ve had a great number of blogs, websites, business ventures, etc. Sometimes I’d use my gifts to photograph a family or a beautiful wedding day. Other times, I’d use my love of writing to provide spiritual nourishment to the soul’s of women who cared to read my words. Still, there were more times that I’d switch things up again and share my creativity through both photos & pretty papers, and eventually I even went into business to sell my handmade creations so others could enjoy them, too.
In December, the Lord put it on my heart to start fresh. Start something new. But I was hesitant to do so. “Another website? A new blog?? What if people think I’m flaky? I AM flaky, aren’t I?” I’m not sure what causes me to hesitate in fear of what others will think. Honestly, if God prompts you to move forward, it shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks, right?
But where do I go from here?
Admittedly, in the past I’ve asked myself, “What am I looking to get out of this?” But this time I was led to ask, “What am I looking to give back?”
I want to encourage you to have fun and make messes and be a kid again as you work in your albums. I want to give you new ideas and resources to make the most out of your creative time. I want us to learn and grow together, and I want this space to feel like we’re sitting down side by side as mothers with our twice-heated cups of coffee or as friends pouring each other glasses of wine while we laugh and chat a bit about our lives. I want to provide quality over quantity and give you writing from my heart that you’ll want to read more than just once.
I want this to be a place where you can connect with me and I can connect with you. A positive environment that will drive out the darkness and shine some light in the spaces of our hearts that need it the most. A place where I can earn your trust- so when you need a teacher, I can give you knowledge; when you need a mentor, I can give you advice; and when you need a soul-sister, I can lift you up in prayer.
And yes, while I’ll certainly be selling my usual handmade journals and other paper goods that you’ll use to capture your own stories, it is my passion to do more than be a shop that will only be visited when you’re in need of a new book. I want this to be a gathering space where you can work along with me. A place where I can prompt you to spend some time writing your story exactly as it is, and a space where our creativity and individuality can meet as we applaud each other along on our journey.
So again, I asked the Lord- “Am I flaky?” And this was my answer-
“No. You’re not “flaky” as you say. You’re just entering a new season.”
I’m so glad you’re here to do this with me.