i wanted desperately to continue my transition into spring today, but it was cold and dreary and i lost all motivation. so instead i'm wearing a sweatshirt, pleather jacket, and scarf. sigh. i need to stop being so impatient.
if you don't read second skin, then you completely should. right before i began this post, i read christina's entry for today. she was discussing why she blogged. of course it got me thinking about why i do it. a small part of me does it for an ego boost. i love your feedback. i've said it before, but it's true: i get so excited when i get an email that one of you lovelies has left a comment for me. but really, that's a very small part.
one reason is what i alluded to yesterday. i get so much inspiration from all of you and i wanted to maybe give back some of that to those who would possibly read my blog. i know i don't have as many followers or comments or sponsors as some bloggers out there, but the response in the short time that i've been here has been way beyond my expectations. and for that i truly thank you guys.
the second, and to me the most important, reason is a sense of belonging. i live in a small town in northwest arkansas. i love it here. this town is charming and lovely and the people are warm and friendly. but, it's a small town. i am married and a mom and i sometimes stick out a bit. i'm one of the only ones not driving a van to pick up my son from preschool and i'm definitely the only mom driving a 26 year old mercedes diesel. most of my friends are stay-at-home moms and tend to wear what is comfortable and easily accessible. i don't judge them, i just don't want to dress like them. it was actually a conscious decision for me to get out of my sweats and oversized t-shirts after my son was born. and that's where blogging makes me feel like i fit in, like there is life besides small town motherhood. i have a vintage shop and so that makes me get out and dress up but i just love grabbing inspiration from around the country and the world and bringing it back home.
ok, so i know that was a bit heavy for a tuesday afternoon. thanks for listening and reading what i have to say. i hope you decide to stick around for a while!