Sometimes I wonder when I would get out of this perpetual state of busy. I am working on it, and I am fully aware how ironic it is that I’ve been working so hard so that I won’t have to be working so hard, you know what I’m saying?
But that’s just the way it is around here these days and I’ve been learning so much about embracing each season for what it is. And right now for me, is a long season of hustle.
This new job
Five months ago I accidentally landed this remote job and I haven’t talked about it until now because I’m still processing how I feel about this whole thing. Once again the blog projects were pushed down the list (but never neglected!) as this new job takes over the top of the daily to-dos.
That being said, there are many things I wish I could change about my work life at the moment but one thing I’ll always be grateful for is how I can do all of this at home. That homeschool carries on per usual. That we don’t have to deal with traffic daily nor long hours away from the little humans.
But most of all, that God is even more real and gracious and faithful in this particularly challenging season.
6 years old
Two weeks ago Dawn and Rain turned 6 years old and once again we marvel at how slow the days seem and yet how fast the years are flying by. We decorated the house with balloons and buntings and unicorns the morning of their birthday and had a little surprise party with a few of their cousins the weekend after.
Rain kept saying that it was the “best birthday party ever”, and Dawn cried the day we took the party decors down. (And that kind of sums up their opposite personalities!) We told Dawn we needed to clear out space so we could put the Christmas decors up next, and that did the trick. So now we have Christmas decors at home as early as the first week of November!
We captured lots of photographs from their birthday week, and I haven’t sifted through them yet. (Story of my life.)
Through the years I’ve become very forgiving of myself for not being able to document moments and sort out photographs as fast and as consistent as I used to do, but after our recent incident losing years worth of digital files, I know I really have to pay more attention to memory keeping. (And so should YOU!)
Blogging like the olden days
So as you noticed I revived this old blog category “Currently” for when I just want to talk about random updates (sometimes small things, sometimes major ones) here on the blog. You know, just like when we shared random stories and talked about random topics on our blogs in the olden days? :)
The internet is bursting with so much content about how blogging should be done, but even as I myself apply and teach the best practices, I also strongly believe that there’s room in the web (and even a need!!) for bloggers like us who just want to tell stories, knowing the stories we tell will make an impact, maybe to the world, maybe to one person, it doesn’t matter.
I launched The Purpose Blog two months ago and I’ve been slowly but surely filling it up with content about slow, purpose-driven blogging. “Learning the rules like a pro and breaking them like an artist” is what The Purpose Blog is about, and if that’s your jam, I invite you to visit (and subscribe!) to The Purpose Blog. I’ll see you there. ;)
Meanwhile, this dreamer right here is still chasin’, except slowly, carefully, thoughtfully. Thank you for sticking around to hear all about it.