Blogging has been so difficult for me lately. It used to be something that I did daily for over 6 years! I started blogging while I was living in North Carolina, and continued to blog as I moved around the US. It always brought me so much joy, and I always knew what I wanted to write about.
But over this last year, there has been a major shift inside of me. 2015 has been a year of change and growth, and for some reason, I couldn't find the words or reason to blog as much.
Perhaps it was living in the city that shut off that inspiration. While I have no regrets for moving into my beautiful downtown apartment, I'm very glad I left and moved away. The city was full of too much noise, stress, pollution, people, fake friends, cars, sirens etc. I had a hard time gathering any inspiration, even on my long walks and hikes with the pups.
Every time I sat down to blog, I was filled with major doubts and confusion. I wasn't sure what to write about. I almost felt as if I had nothing to say, no reason to blog, and no one who would read it. And after a few months, I was actually okay with that. I allowed the pressure to fall away and work on other projects, classes, illustrations and I only blogged some of the bigger moments. (Like building Ruby!!!!)
But, since moving to the cabin I suddenly remember why I started blogging in the first place. solitude, silence, trees, mountains, rivers, animals, beauty, magic.. it's everywhere and I can't help but notice and want to share it with others.
Since moving to the woods, I have had the intense desire to begin blogging and photographing again. Even if I feel I don't have anything noteworthy to say. Capturing the trees through photography, painting, and journaling brings me so much joy.
I'm a forest girl at heart, and so glad to be back home where I belong.
I'm not sure how long I will be living in this cabin, but for the year contract that I signed, I'm excited to soak in all the inspiration I can, and share it online again.
I make no promises to blog daily, or even weekly.. only when inspiration hits. (Which so far is every moment.) But I'm very excited to say... I'm back at it.