October 11, 2012

I Forgot Who I Am


I forgot who I am. I got busy trying to find my place on the internet.  I tried on faces. After awhile, I forgot who was underneath all those layers. Now I'm taking them off. I'm looking into my soul and remembering what is there.

Just myself; little ole me.

I'm not a fashionista, or a crafty genius, or a parenting guru. I'm not skinny or athletic. I don't keep a gorgeous house or have a thriving career. I'm not at the top of a great career. I'm not a great planner. I'm not young or wrinkle-free.

I am a mom, a wife, a friend, a visionary, a searcher, a thinker. I like to put honest thoughts into the world. I'm simple and silly; I tell stories with paper and canvas. I'm messy and messed-up. I want readers to feel safe to share honestly here; so I'll start by sharing honestly first.

I'm going back to my roots. My blog will be simpler, honest; hopefully artistic and helpful too.

I hope you don't mind the shift, but even if you do, it's one I need to make. Thank you for understanding.


18 comments :

  1. I like it:) I understand the 'carving out your niche'issue. "Simpler, honest, artistic"...you can't go wrong;) Looking forward to reading~ xo

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  2. I completely understand and LOVE your heart, honesty, & sweet spirit. I am looking forward to reading!! :)

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  3. You are the sweetest. I wish I could give you a big hug and a peck on the cheek. I have always seen you here though. Maybe you are switching up here and there...but every single post has been you as I have known you.

    Big X Big O

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    1. You completely understood. You're precious.

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  4. Im sure Im still going to come to visit you here :)

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  5. I missed this post but seen it up on the side bar
    LOVE IT
    this space is a gift, but it can also distract us from who we are if we get caught up into thinking we need to be who we think everyone is looking for
    I come here because I find you fresh, honest with a lovely sprinkle of humour
    you are a real person living a real life
    I like that
    I like to see that, because it mirrors my life...with figure prints and all

    awesome that you recognized it!
    you rock

    love and light

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  6. Was just thinking about you, Catherine, and stopped by for a visit. SO glad to run across this post--I've been feeling overwhelmed and confused for a little while now with my blog too, having a hard time overcoming the online "pressure" and just "be me." Thanks for your encouragement here! And you are beautiful, by the way! Love this photo of you :)

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    1. Sadee, I've always admired the uniqueness of your blog. From the watercolored paintings to your lyrical posts, I love seeing it all! I'm thankful this was an encouragement to you.

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  7. Hello Catherine, i'm really enjoying reading your blog and it's very nice to meet you! I love this post. It says it all really! good on you. I shall enjoy reading more, Heather

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    1. Nice to meet you too, Heather; and thank you. :)

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