Welcome to my lemonade stand! (Actually, that’s my daughter and her friend in our driveway many years ago with their lemonade stand.) Lifestyle changes can be good. Embrace This Season represents my focus on healthy living by growing gracefully through my fall season of life – and on into the winter season in future years.
I’ve had a blog going for five years (at Curtain Queen Creates) where I encourage women to create the home they love to live in. It’s been a lot of fun, and inspiration flooded my soul at a feverish pitch for home projects over four and a half years.
And then the flow of inspiration stopped. Project ideas didn’t come easily anymore. Suddenly, I had to search for ideas on Pinterest!
Would that cause you to sit up and take notice like it did me? Since God inspired that original blog in the first place, He kept my project ideas flowing through the years of my lifestyle blogging. When those ideas stopped, I saw it as the Lord beginning a transition of some sort.
In May, I finished developing the third on-line sewing course for home decor, and I was excited about them – but was also ready for “normal” life again. My time and energy were stretched too thin the year prior as I created the courses and continued publishing four to five blog posts each week. In the end, I felt zapped, sucked dry, and needed a lifestyle change.
I passed the official five-year blog anniversary this fall when I had a sudden health issue appear. Double vision.
Have you ever experienced double vision? It isn’t quite like I would have expected. Thankfully, I can read at times (in certain lighting), but I walk like an old lady drunkard. And, I’m not even aging officially yet. Right? What age is that, anyway? Ha!
The double vision caused things to be very hard to do projects for post topics much less edit pictures and write the posts themselves. That’s when it hit me that God was up to something for sure. He has such a sense of humor, that Stinker! 🙂
Let’s back up three years.
I transformed an old drawer into a tray for a project post. I painted the words embrace this season in the bottom of the drawer.
Those words stuck in my mind like glue, so I thought God was wanting me to start a second blog at that time. I couldn’t imagine two blogs. I was far too busy with only one! No clear answer came, so I waited.
Now we’re back to two weeks ago.
After I paused publishing blog posts at Curtain Queen Creates a couple of weeks ago, I got some much-needed rest between visits to doctors and specialists. That’s when clarity came, and God showed me His plan.
Voila! This new blog, a revamped focus for Curtain Queen Creates, and a lifestyle change. We’re marching forward gracefully as we grow through our fall and winter seasons.
I’d love for you to join me – and bring your friends along!