Monday, October 6, 2014

On the Blog This Season

Last week I was nominated for the "Tour Through Blogland," and it gives me a little break to gather my thoughts for this week's series of Savor Your Season posts. It's also a chance for me to say hello and introduce myself to some of my new readers.

Who nominated me?

Lauren of Elle & Co. has become a sweet friend over the last few months, and I've had the joy of watching her encourage others and grow her business for God's glory. She is such a sweetheart! Her online library of printable goodies is a MUST-see, and subscribing might be the best decision you make all day. Thanks for the nomination, girl!


What am I working on?

In all my spare time --what is that again?-- I am participating in my second blogging challenge in a wrote, The Nester's #write31days, exploring the idea of what it means to "savor your season".  I've struggled with the idea of sinking in deep where I am, and I've spent far too much time wishing away today for a dream I think will happen tomorrow or two months from now. If you've been following along so far, thank you for your sweet support! If this is new to you, I hope you'll stick around.

I am also working on re-organizing my schedule (school work, blogging, teaching, etc.) to be more intentional and productive. I listened to a podcast from last year's Influence Conference about working in the margins, making time for your dreams even if it is 30 minutes a day, and I plan to.

How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

That is something I am still trying to establish. I know my voice is unique, but I want to make this space a special place for people to come to connect, to be encouraged, and to find community. Ask me this again at the start of 2015 ;) 

Why do I write/create what I do?

I write because I believe everyone's story is a gift from the Creator (including mine, which took a lot longer to believe than you might think), and writing is both a retreat and an outlet that has brought me so much joy over the years. My little corner of the internet has been a safe place for me to explore and share what the Lord has been teaching me and doing in my life, from adventuring across the country to pursuing theatre in college and every little moment in between.  The friends made along the way have made it all the easier to share.

How does my writing/creating process work?

I am all over the place, and that is no exaggeration. As far as brainstorming and planning goes I have half a dozen different ways I gather ideas, work posts in pieces, banter about with others when I've got a spark. The past month and the month to come are very unique with the Blog-tember Challenge and #write31days, but they have highlighted the weaknesses and strengths of my system. I'm a girl who's ready to revamp.
Who am I nominating?

My nominations go out to three lovely gals I think you should all get to know: 
  • Ashley, the heart behind the Tuesday night #fireworkpeople Twitter chats and community.
  • Nicole, a gem of a friend (and future Influence Conf. roomie! Woohoo!).
  • Lauren, a gal as sweet as tea and bright as sunshine who spreads joy everywhere.  

Check these ladies out next week for their Tour Through Blogland (and forgive my scattered thoughts tonight! 100+ pages of reading and papers await me).

"Savor Your Season" continues tomorrow. Blessings, friends!

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