I first started blogging several years ago when we moved from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne. About a year after I moved and halfway through my graduate program, it dawned on me that it might be time to start writing about all of the renovations that we had been making on the house we purchased as a foreclosure. I mostly did it for me, but with the glut of foreclosures on the market because of the housing crisis, I was pretty sure others could share in our miseries and triumphs.
As we prepared for the move from the Midwest to Texas, it was time for a new blog to highlight the new phase in my life. I wanted to focus on the unexpected journey that is my life.
I started the blog writing with some regularity but when life got busy and I started freelancing for THRED, time to do my own writing went by the wayside.
As I got closer to my 40th birthday, I decided it was time to give my blog new life. I dedicated to writing once a week, no matter how difficult that task might be. I spend a lot of time writing about camping and our life outdoors because that is our escape from work and our chance to reconnect as a family. But as a wife, mom, and teacher, there are many other parts of my life experience that continue to influence my thoughts about the world around me and the things that affect my life and the life of my family. At those times, I write to process, reflect, and share those reflections to reassure myself that I’m not alone.
At all times, through all of the unexpected in my life, I keep trying to trust that God is in control, and writing about it along the way.
Not all who wander are lost. Some of us just need to explore the road less traveled so that we can hear God’s voice.