Why this new blog?
Well, my good friend Motherfunker wrote a post the other day about how we label ourselves and it got me thinking. Why do I have a blog about my sewing life, then another blog about my life as a home educating mother, an abandoned blog about my attempts to be more “green”, a never-started one about my spiritual life? As well as social networks where I share photos, or book reviews. Why am I trying to label these different aspects and separate them? – they are all ME!
So, in the interests of simplifying my life I have decided to combine all these aspects in this little blog. I will talk about my life, my thoughts, my progress towards my hopes and dreams. And along the way that will include musings on the aspects mentioned in this blog’s name:
GROW – Yes, growing food, but also growing as a person, and helping my two wonderful sons to do the same through our shared adventures in home education.
NOURISH – Food for the body and for the soul
CREATE – Yes, this will also be the place where I share my creativity – quilting, embroidery, journalling, wherever my muse leads me next…
And the first part of the blog name LIVE! This is my life. I hope by sharing some of my endeavours to provide inspiration, thought provocation, entertainment, whatever those may be. I guess I will lose some of the readership from my sewing blog and my home education blog, because this one will be a lot more “off-topic” but hope that those of you who know me will stick around.
I have chosen wordpress for this blog rather than continuing with blogger as something of a fresh start. I got to the stage where I was following literally hundreds of other blogs (all too easy to click that “follow” button!) and missing posts from those that I really connected with. So, I’ll be bringing across a blogroll of my favourite blogs – some sewing related, some home education related, some spiritual, and these will be the blogs I love, written by the people I feel a genuine connection with or interest in. An eclectic mix for sure, but isn’t that what life is all about?
Thank you for joining me here – I hope some of you will stay a while 🙂