I’ve been somewhat tongue tied (or finger tied)
since returning to my blog after two months away.
I have so many thoughts to share with you,
but haven’t been quite able to write them down.
Writer’s block, I suppose…or my little ones? ;)
I keep this blog (and you) so close to my heart
that I find myself choosing my words carefully,
not in the sense of a lack of ‘realness’ though.
I understand how far our written voices carry.
In my regular here’s-what-I’m-working-on posts,
I chat as though you’re sitting at my kitchen table with me.
It’s the heart to heart posts that don’t seem to just flow lately
(which I don’t quite get because I’m a heart on your sleeve’r)!
There are reasons why I write this blog.
a) I love it and b) it’s my little creative place
and c) you inspire me to keep at a little dream or two.
noun, often attributive
: a strongly desired goal or purpose
With that said, one of the little thoughts on my heart
has to do with an email that I received recently,
and those of us who are thinkers and dreamers,
but sometimes feel like we’re not doers and achievers.
Those little negative thoughts or comparisons that have us feeling like we’re undeserving, clueless, not good enough or as good as, not passionate enough, not ambitious or motivated enough, or self-disciplined enough, blah blah blah.
Let me just say that you wouldn’t feel ANY of those feelings
if you weren’t ______ enough.
You wouldn’t care.
Sometimes being a blogger makes me feel like
I should be so lit up with passion, that I glow like a firefly at all times.
Honestly, there are moments when I feel dimly lit at best
and others when I could take over the light of the moon if it were to disappear.
Maybe you’ve been there, too?
It’s normal and it’s called life.
We are so much more than our dreams and well, sometimes we flicker.
If you are taking even the littlest of purposeful steps towards the dream,
you are enough.
Whether your dream is to open a bakery or an Etsy shop,
start a new blog, finish decorating your house, or win a national spelling bee,
just keep at it and don’t let your light go out.
(Someone’s in a metaphorical mood tonight.)
For those of you that don’t know,
one dream of mine is to design my own fabric line,
and sell it by the yard (along with coordinating furniture pieces & accessories)
in a cute little vintage chic brick and mortar shop of my own, as well as online.
While I was away from my blog for a couple of months,
I thought about the challenges that were dimming my light and
kept me from introducing the line last year:
One of them is that there is still so much I need to learn about the entire process from design to fabric sourcing and printing techniques to sales.
(Did I mention fabric sourcing?!)
So, I went searching…
My book order arrived and I’ll be a little bookworm for the next week or so.
I promise to share anything that will help those of you with a similar dream
or those of you who just want to make a yard of fabric for a pillow.
It’s another step in the right direction
and I know that my fabric line will happen when it’s supposed to.
The same goes for you.
Speaking of dreamers,
these sweet bloggers made publishing dreams come true recently…
Jennifer of Celebrating Everyday Life
published the first issue of her BEAUTIFUL new magazine.
It’s available electronically and in print.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the print version.
(It’s a thick issue, too!)
Kerryanne of Shabby Art Boutique published a ‘shabbilicious’ new emagazine
with pages and pages of shabby-French-vintage inspiration.