Does anyone else remember Golly from Harriet the Spy saying:
“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to talk of many things”.
That little bit that Golly says to Harriet has always stuck in my mind. It’s from a Lewis Carroll poem and while the poem ends up in a walrus and carpenter eating some oysters, the words have mean something more to me.
When I hear these words, I instantly think of turning points and change. Of course, with a new year, who wouldn’t find this phrase a little applicable?
So indeed, the time has come to talk of many things.
Last year when I began this blog, it was purely experimental. I figured I would run it for a year and see if I could make a go of it. If it didn’t work out, I’d close up shop and no harm no foul. A year has come (what!?!?) and I had to make the decision of whether or not I would continue on with this experiment.
I really hesitated to keep this going. There have been months at a time where I cannot tend to blog content because of school. There have been so many times when I haven’t been able to find my voice. There have been SO many times when I’ve worried that if I keep this going there’s a sort of narcissism or self-promotion in doing so. The last is my biggest concern however my goal is to use this site as a place for growth, inspiration, and encouragement.
However, as large as all of those concerns are, there is a greater reality. That reality is I can reach more people and offer ideas and encouragement by partaking in this experiment than not. So with that, I am pressing on with some exciting things to come in 2017!
There are some things I hope to bring to Louis and Elm in 2017 that reflect what I really love and value.
- Adventure: Travel, new life stuff, all of it.
- Authenticity: I try so hard to say what I mean and mean what I say. I want to promote that and promote that feeling within others. Anything here will be something I believe in, promote, or just ideas I love.
- Aesthetic: I love pretty and beautiful things and events. Some of this beauty comes from things and some is human beauty. Good news… I plan to share both! Coming this year, I hope to provide a link to shop art that I make for the home for you to share in. I also plan on celebrating awesome human moments.
These are all areas that I want to continually focus on. Call me “triple A”.
For those who have stopped by and visited, “Thank you so much”.
I look forward to moving this forward with hope and joy.