Hey you. How you doin?
This is a picture of one of my favorite places in my home. The sun, when it's not hiding behind the ever present clouds, spills heavily onto the little front porch in the morning. It's gloriously warm and inviting, and when I am lucky, one of my boys will pop out there and sit with me for awhile while I take it all in over a cup of coffee. I'm totally in love with this house. The sweet sounds of the birds, the light, and the impromptu gathering of neighbors in the cul-de-sac to chat while the kids laugh and ride bikes in the moonlight.
It's all been very distracting in a grateful and wonderful kind of way. But it also has me doing a lot of thinking in this very lovely, sunny spot. See friends, I am in need of some advice. This blissful past fresh-start month has me thinking it would be equally as nice to have a blog fresh start. Not only has a lot happened in the past year, but the way in which it changed continues to amaze me. I want my blog to reflect that. I want content that feels and flows naturally.
Speaking of random, let me tell you something. I am forever grateful for the man who redid this house and whom waited three long months to close on it so we could make it ours. But this sweet sweet man, he didn't put cable jacks in here. I mean, it's 2013, isn't it? Cable jacks are not mandatory for code, but if you ask me, I thought they were for sanity. I'll admit, I have a cable dependent mind. It helps me to unwind at night, and surely those hours logged watching HGTV or Food Network has made me a savvier woman. But living without cable for a month was surprisingly easy and I think I am 50% sure I could go another month without it. (Though the same cannot be said for my husband.) This months brightest discovery on Netflix outside of Judy Moody: The Not Bummer Summer was Mad Men. LOVE it. Love love love it. (I'm on Season 2: Episode 1, in case you were wondering.) And it just so happened that while I type this, Cooper said...
"A man is whatever room he is in."
That's just it. I look at my writing and posts in the past year and they were as scattered and tired as I had been feeling. From here on out, I'd like the time I spend writing to be a reflection of this fresh start I have been given.
And so goes the question...invest a little time and money and grant myself a blog do-over? Advice, please!