"The better the moment, the less pull I feel to document it."
- Erin Loechner
I love Erin's blog because she practices what she calls "slow blogging". It's an intentional way of blogging in which you put less importance on the quantity of posts and trying to be the first to point out something new and exciting, and instead, you post less frequently but with more focus on the quality of words. Instead of going through your day thinking, "I should blog this', you simply enjoy the act of sharing something on your heart. Even if you are the only one who will read it. Blogging itself is the muse. I love that.
I have often worried about adding noise to the internet. I have a desire to live and be content with less. This also means not trying to scream in order to be heard - online and in my real life. I want to have open hands with this blog and never allow it to feel contrived. I mentioned to some of my dear blogging friends recently that I find it hard to follow an editorial calendar because I make so many decisions about what to share on this blog based on how I feel that day. I am a deep feeler. I may come up with a post idea in the middle of the Target check-out line that I think is uh-mazing. So I'll jot it down and plan to come back and write about it when I have time. But the problem is that if I come back to it on a day when I'm feeling differently than I was when the idea first came to me, I will lose all interest and and focus. Frustrating.
But I think that just means that there is no need to force it. This space should feel like me, naturally. So I'm just trying to find my own form of slow blogging. If this blog is an extension of myself and my home, and I hope it is, then there's no need to scream at you to come in and listen. I just want you to feel welcome whenever you decide to stop by.
If you're new here, you can read my bio. But mainly, I just want you to know that I am an ordinary wife and mom. My days are filled by throwing a load of laundry in the washing machine in between carpooling preschoolers and trips to the grocery store. My floors are probably covered in crumbs and my bookshelves are probably dusty. My nightstand holds a tower of half-read or unread books because I usually fall asleep by 10pm every night. I reference the to-do list on my Notes app approximately ten times a day because I am hopelessly forgetful and find it hard to stay on task. I am a chronic piddler. I snap at my kids and I think of myself more than I think of my husband.
But I love my life. And I love my Jesus. I don't need to add more to the internet other than the simple beauty of everyday ordinary life. You'll find a lot of heartfelt sentiments and pretty photos on this blog. They're just a way of expressing myself creatively. Sometimes I have a lot to say and sometimes I don't. Either way, thanks for reading!