Wednesday, February 20, 2013

the Radiant series + writing

Today I am participating in the Radiant series over on Oh Hello Love. Emily, the blogger behind Oh Hello Loved, reached out to me earlier in the year for participants and I was thrilled with the opportunity. However, it took me weeks to put together a piece to share on her blog. Radiant is about sharing brief moments of love, things that we may not normally recognize or cherish, that could have easily slipped our minds. I keep a whole blog that has emphasis on the romantic relationship shared between my fiance and I, so I opted to skip out on writing about romantic love and rather write about a special time shared with one of my sisters. You can read my piece here.

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As I mentioned before, actually getting my story down for Emily's blog took some time. It made me realize that I have allowed writing to fall to the wayside a bit, at least anything creative. It made me miss telling a story for the sake of telling a story, not just writing about the every day - what happened over the weekend, spending time with friends and family, etc. While I cherish those memories and documenting those moments to look back on, it made me realize that I also miss getting lost in thought and just writing the words that used to come so easy. This is something I want to do more of, get back to.

I've had several personal blogs over the years and in my early twenties I was fearless. I wrote with wild abandon, nothing mattered except what I was putting to paper (or in a word document) and I was not ashamed to hit a publish button in an instant. I'm not saying I want to share every emotion that bubbles to the surface, but I do want to get back to a happy medium of that style of writing. If you're a reader who enjoys the current content here on the blog - no worries - there will still be plenty of recipes, weekend recounts, holiday crafts and decor, all of those fun things but hopefully so much more.

-a

4 comments:

  1. I remember you telling me about doing this with your sister because I couldn't get mason to sleep some nights. I started walking around the apartment with him and he liked it just me talking to me and it being quiet. But that story made me cry. Your an awesome sister.

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    1. I sent the story over to Emily and hadn't read it since, so I teared up when I read it today myself! That probably makes me a weirdo. I sure wish my siblings thought I was awesome, lol. Well, some of them do. Sam is my baby doll, Rachel tells me she wants to be just like me, and Isabella thinks I hung the moon, so three out of nine isn't too shabby!

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  2. Just found your cute blog through the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!

    RebeccawithanR

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  3. Just read your story, Ashley... loved it! :)

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