07 June 2011

shuffled, sorted and a call for questions.

am slowly finding my footing. transition is strange. but so good. funny to attempt to write or be creative in a new space. i realize how set in my ways i am. i now see how great an opportunity Change can be. if we figure out how to let it mold us into something new. if we are brave enough. if we are open enough. it is a lesson for me to watch benji happily morph into our new routine, new bedroom, different toys, different house, new playmates. it is nice to start off a new season of life like this. slow and steady. just like the house hunt.

blog post ideas keep coming to me, landing for a moment and then leaving me as if on a blustery episode of winnie the pooh and his hundred acre woods. i'll find them hilarious as i pre-type them in my head and then once i sit down at this desk.. it all sounds completely blah. i can't seem to get into the swing of things; writers block is getting the best of me. maybe you can help. do you have questions? i'm up for anything. hopefully a little Q&A will get me back in gear.

happy tuesday everyone.


Ana Degenaar said...

There's nothing like that moment when you find inspiration.

BusyB said...

Have you found any interesting places right close by your temporary home? How about interesting people? Sometimes if we are not staying long we miss the serendipitous experience.

Deardeedle said...

What was your FAVORITE part of the moving experience and why? What part will you NEVER forget?

(So many people think of moving as stress, but in the spirit of optimism, there had to be something that was a bit of silver.)

Johanna said...

What kind of house are you looking for? What would your dream house look like?

Hil said...

Change is good, isn't it? I think we are given points of change at different times in our lives to kind of shake us out of our groove. It helps us learn and grow and often causes us to act.

I love that quote by President Hinckley about being optimistic. Such words of wisdom!

My question for your Q+A is: What is your new daily routine?

Jen said...

I'm terrible with change. Downright awful. Speaking of change, MN is FINALLY hot. We're talking high 90s. My question is: fav way to deal with the heat? Plus, I would love a summer book post right now for some inspiration. And is anyone watching Bachelorette out there? It's like a bad train wreck. Actually awful.

moxiemandie said...

I spy a cute little moxiemandie pouch! :)

My question is this- have you shared yours & dan's love story on your blog? If yes, where can we find it? If no, will you? ;)

Nessa said...

even your photos inspire me... I just added writing notes to some friends and finding an orange pen to my list of things today. I too would love to hear some of your love story.

Anonymous said...

I have been in a similar writing block boat since we moved cross-country six months ago. Good luck with the house hunt, and say "hello" to the mountains for me. :)

Amanda said...

You'll get your footing back soon, dear!

How's Benji handling all the newness? Is it just one big party at grandma and grandpa's house, or is it a transition for him as well?

Kari said...

+ I'd love to see mini diary entries, if they're not too private. Seems like a good time for those.
+ A new "daily routine" perhaps.
+ House plans--what's on your wish list? Or will you just come live by me--please do.
+ What are you thinking about to escape thinking about change/house/etc? What've you been pinning lately?
+ Go back. Tell us some part of your love story or your worst date ever or that great college story or . . .
+ What's it like to be at home? What is reminding you of your childhood?
+ How's your hair holding up to the change? We should have dry heat for you by now, but it's still flood watch.
+ Anything crafty going on?
+ What's up with your family?
+ Make a picnic and take pictures.
+ Come up to Big Cottonwood and take a little hike with me--I'm also in exile and it's gorgeous (if not a bit chilly) up here. I'm sure you'd get good shots of that.
+ A good list never fails.
+ How about a gratitude list?
+ Been to IKEA recently?

Can't wait to see what you come up with--always inspiring.


Dee T. said...

What was it like growing up in a big family? Did you ever feel like you had to live up to older siblings legacies? Were your parents easier/more lax with you since you were the youngest? Would you want to have a big family after growing up in one?

Jen said...

What excited you the most about living in Utah again?

I'm so happy for you that you get to live near your family!

Briel79 said...

I'd be interested to know what got you into blogging. When did you start and for what purpose? What has been the best thing about blogging? The worst? :)

Melissa said...

Do you ever get "the blahs?" You seem like a positive, upbeat person. Just wondering if you get down and what you do to get out of the rut.

Mara said...

Any chance you have saw this post from yesterday? She is one of my favs. Not sure if it may help: http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/2011/06/06/getting-rid-of-the-blah/

Tatum said...


Won't you be, please won't you be....my neighbor? Cheesy, but it had to be done. I am excited you are in Utah! Is that weird? I have a vacant lot ready to build on next to me down here in Utah County and we could chat over the fence and swap recipes and borrow eggs and have crafting parties... I'll stop before I sound like a crazy blog stalker. I just love your blog and read it often and therefore feel like I know you.

Having recently done the transition, living with parents/in-laws, the slow and steady house hunting and move to northern utah, I can relate a little to your experience. I wish you all the best during transition time.

I do have a question for you, but is unrelated to said transition. How do you scrapbook (for lack of a better verb) ? Do you do simple photo albums, get crazy with the glue dots and patterned paper or go digital? Do you include stories with your photos? You have such great taste but seem to keep things simple and manageable so I would love to know how you document your life.


Alexandra Rae said...

What are your "comfort things"? Food, books, magazines, websites...etc! I'd love to hear what you turn to when you feel "blah" or just need break!

Mailbox Moments said...

I know you are already familiar with your new area, but have you discovered a new eating place in the short time you've been there?


deborah said...

What are you looking for in a house?
What do you do when you don't feel inspired to get yourself out of it?

Thanks so much for your blog, it inspires me!

Ihilani said...

I'd love to hear how you made the transition toward being self employed - the nitty gritty on starting a business, and how your business practices, policies and strategies evolved over time.

Emily said...

i would love to know how you organize your memorabilia and keep record. Do you only do photo albums and the blog, journals (what format), yearly photo books...? thanks so much@


holtkamp said...

i'd love to hear more of your tips about decorating a new space/house!

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