My life in process

You'll be starting to notice a few changes around here. Gone is the old FIMBY and in it's place is what you see. (Of course if you're stumbling upon this post sometime in the future, say spring 2011, you're probably looking at something altogether different yet again).

This was not quite what I had wanted to present when unveiling my new blog theme. That statement is not at all a reflection of disappointment with all the work Damien has put in behind the scenes. I was just hoping to have more creative energy and personal time to get the look and feel "just right" and then publish it with much fanfare (my own to be sure).

But you know, life just doesn't work that way. And when I started to consider how long it would take me to get this space exactly as I envision it I started to get discouraged (I still am discouraged), so instead I decided to leap and fix it up as I go. Always a difficult thing for me to do.

house in process but still beautiful in the light


This blog is like my home. It's tidy but it's not finished yet. It's not everything I hope and plan for it to be. It's a work in progress, just like me.

I really enjoy publishing on this blog the simple, beautiful and put-together parts of my life. When real life is messy, tiring and sometimes disappointing this space is pretty, clean and well crafted.

But really, my life is just one giant work in progress. Full of projects, big and small, that are on the go:

  • renovating our dining room
  • learning to make homemade toothpaste
  • educating our children
  • de-cluttering the girl's room
  • simplifying our household possessions
  • making plans for a summer of hiking, camping and backpacking
  • finishing the guest/sewing room
  • becoming a better photographer
  • re-organizing our blogs
  • growing in my faith
  • loving my family and friends
  • writing blogs and (someday) book(s)

Some of these are discreet projects that yield a finished product though most are on-going, slow but steady wins the race type of endeavors. That's why I love writing blog posts and making this space look pretty and clean. It's one thing in my life I can wrap up and package. Done.

But right now it's not done. It's simply another work in progress which is growing my patience. Have I mentioned before I don't like the difficult life work of becoming more patient?

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  • Alisha

    Alisha on March 7, 2010, 11:35 p.m.

    oooOOOOoooo! Looks nice! And professional. ;)

    I know how you feel about being patient, I keep asking God to GIVE me patience. I really don't want to learn it, I just WANT it. But sighs He just doesn't see it that way and I keep having to LEARN it. I hope all your upcoming transitions go smoothly :)

    PS I like your fan with the lights on it. One of my heathens would turn it on if we had something like that. Lol... and it's pretty certain that it would be #3.


  • Hillary

    Hillary on March 8, 2010, 2:58 a.m.

    I can so relate! (are you surprised? lol.)

    First, how can I relate to figuring out how to launch without it being exactly my perfect vision. So tough, right! Everything looks great and everything is a work of progress, naturally.

    It feels so good to get a new blog design and your is really, really great. I look forward to evolving with you :)


  • nicola@which name?

    nicola@which name? on March 8, 2010, 5:56 a.m.

    oh my goodness, i leave for the weekend, come back and your back yard looks different! ;) it looks fabulous. clean, simple, and easy to navigate. wonderful. and i love your list. my home and blog are a work in progress and i see some overlapping goals. i will read any book you choose to write, renee. nicola


  • Candelion

    Candelion on March 8, 2010, 9:24 a.m.

    I'm actually trying to start my own blog right now and am having a rough time.. So, I can not only relate in that sense, but I definitely feel like I am always striving, always workings sometimes. I get one thing done and then add five more things to my list. Oh goodness. At least we keep moving ;)


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