shaking off the dust

It’s crazy to think I’ve been blogging for over 11 years.

I still remember when I had to explain to people what a “blog” even was!

A lot has changed about how we communicate online and I mostly use my Instagram to chronicle life and marriage and motherhood and work and heart-stuff, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss my blog sometimes.

There has been a lot stirring within me the last few months, I feel like my heart has been ripening for more healing and rest — but more on that maybe later. I was asked recently, “What are some of your favorite leisurely activities?” I said I loved to write.

But I rarely take time to write anymore.

Which confirms something I am learning about myself: I DON’T REST WELL.

My husband figured this out about me early into our marriage. I don’t take breaks very often or really know how to “unplug.” Part of this is because I just really enjoy work — I really do love hard work, whether that’s housework or my actual job or helping other people or mowing the grass or painting furniture… I like staying busy, accomplishing things, and building what’s in my mind.

And yet there is this longing for “selah”… a longing for Sabbath and refreshment.

Rest brings back the colors, creativity, and courage.

So I thought I would scrape off the dust from my trusty old blog and give it a go again, even if it’s just for one or two posts. To take some time to maybe write into some of these restful moments and give myself a chance to reflect and consider the things I feel.

And you know, there are about a thousand home projects I haven’t even chronicled yet! Ha!

So hello again to any readers who may be still hanging on. I hope to show up in this space a little more often.