Firstly, I love that a few of you have personally reached out in various forms to see if I’m still alive. The fact that you read my words is honestly such a gift. The fact that you watch and wait for them – even miss them – is a gift of extraordinary measure. I love you heaps!
I can assure you that I’m very much kickin’ on this side of the computer screen. My family and I have been rounding out some commitments and sinking into summer. With my husband being a teacher, me working in education, and our son on the cusp of 8th grade, summer is a coveted season in the Parry household. We crave the slower pace, togetherness, and freedom from the bell schedule.
While I adore this gift of words that God has given me, I’m also learning to exercise control over it. Obligation is the enemy of inspiration and so, I’ve been taking a more organic approach to writing these days. I’m not scheduling, or fussing, or feeling guilty – and friends, that’s huge for me.
Obligation is the enemy of inspiration. ← Tweet that!
Rather, I’m following the Holy Spirit’s lead. In this season, He’s leading me to relax and take things slow. I love Him for that, and I’m savoring the freedom and wonder.
If you’re a blogger or writer, you know that writing a full post is more than slapping a few words on the page. There is editing, formatting, graphics and the like. But there’s this awful glare on my laptop screen when I sit by the pool, so those things – not happening so much. :)
What I have been doing is “micro-blogging.” It’s just a fancy way of saying I’ve been laying down words in a shorthand of sorts—bite-size thoughts, devotions, nuggets of inspiration.
If you care to partake of these, you can find them on my writer Facebook page and/or Instagram. ← Just click those links and follow along with me a few times a week! I would just be tickled to see you there. ♥
I’ve also been exploring a blog re-design. As I’ve evolved as a writer, God has solidified my calling and identity. My heart is to have this sweet place match that. But a web-designer I am not. N-O-T. My husband can attest to my recent afternoon meltdown which resulted after a highly unsuccessful 5-hour soiree with WordPress.org and BlueHost.
I have since abandoned my DIY attempts and am currently praying (an awesome thing to do when you realize you know nothing about a topic) and seeking professional help (I am not ashamed). If you have recommendations – by all means, share them in the comments. And, would you join me in praying over God’s design for this space?
Thank you for your love, support, and following. I am ever grateful for you. Without you, these words would be far less reaching. I’d love to hear how you’re doing too! Don’t go too far and I promise I won’t either.
Much love, sweet friends,