June 2018 This blog has been on my mind, feeling somewhat like all the gray and black clothes hanging in my closet–it doesn't quite fit anymore. It was begun as a place for me to process my grief over Trent's passing (Cliff notes: I loved him and he ...

 

0. Reflection & Rest

June 2018

This blog has been on my mind, feeling somewhat like all the gray and black clothes hanging in my closet–it doesn’t quite fit anymore.

It was begun as a place for me to process my grief over Trent’s passing (Cliff notes: I loved him and he loved me). It shifted as I pondered professional dress for the businesswoman (Cliff notes: Clothing should foster focus on the face and therefore, on the message rather than the messenger). I don’t know the purpose any more. This blog currently has no raison d’être. 

That fact, coupled with a desire for a different, more modern look, coupled with an anonymous letter, united to encourage me to give it a rest. For now. Old posts have come down. New ones, when I have a raison, will go up.

As part of the act of pulling up the covers to put this blog to bed, I want to pause and reflect: What have I learned since the launch in February, 2009?

  1. Love persists, even after death.
  2. I enjoy finding creative, simple, sustainable solutions to complex challenges.
  3. If I leave one place, I can make new friends in the new place.
  4. I am good at renovation. And reinvention.
  5. Even when it’s hard, life is good.
  6. I still don’t like the number 6.
  7. Why is more important than How which is more important than What.
  8. I write to explore the wild and noble territory of the human heart, and to leave behind a brave and honest map.