I’ve been blogging since 2006, which would lead some to assume that I’ve learned many a technical thing in the span of almost nine years (wow). But, nope, I haven’t. Or made money. Or something, right, to keep going?
It seems like it’s time for a State of the Blog Address. After much thought on what to do with with it while it sputters here in the dark ages, I’ve decided…
…to keep blogging like it’s 2006, for better or worse. That means pure joy, no pressure, fun, on whim. That also means that while I do care about how it looks here and it does pain me that it needs a visual overhaul, I’m going to be fine with it until I have time to polish things up around here, remember, no technical skills. But right now I want to work on our home, prepare for homeschool (again) next year, and just write for the fun of it without the downer of maintenance (for this season, you get it, I know).
More than working on my house this last year (which was mucho), I’ve worked on myself even more. And, many things were revealed, straightened away, fortified, or booted out. I finally realized that the elusive balance we crave can only exist when we don’t try to do it all. Because you can’t and I can’t. This is hard for someone like me who wants to do it all and has a million and one ideas to test out. I’m embracing good enough when good enough is acceptable, which, really, is almost always. The stubborn perfectionist in me just cringed.
Blogging was just something I couldn’t cut from my life. I do it for the fellowship with all you other creatives and the warm-fuzzy that comes from occasionally inspiring someone else with something I do here on The Painted House. I just had to realize the blog balance comes from keeping things low-key here…uh, like it’s been. I’d like a little background music for this: seasons change, and this blog may someday. Or it might always be 2006 around here. Because I do have a million and one ideas. Mind. Never. Rests.
We are adding trim to the doors of this cabinet, painting it, and moving it to the dining room…using what we have!
I know it’s all, tell us something we don’t know, but I just wanted to say it all out loud, ya know? That this a-little-here, a-little-there is intentional. I’m still around here. Just on a little slower time.
The upstairs sleeping alcove…awkward space turned cool with mattresses from the loft…painting pizzazz in progress.
Thank you for sticking around here with me. I am looking into obtaining some technical skills this spring that the kids and I can work on next school year. I’ll share that post soon–SO EXCITED! Hopefully learnin’ stuff will have a positive effect on ye olde blog. And, things are getting done around here…guest light arrives next week! And I promise to show good enough pics along the way. Here’s to you, and to me, for knowing where we’re at and embracing the steps along the way.
And, you know you can find me in between posts on Instagram, that adorable, precious, time-suck app.