Friday, April 17, 2015

Nothing And Everything

Blogging can be a whole bunch of pressure if allowed to be. It quite honestly can take over my every day. Before I began blogging, I really never gave it any thought. I would spend my evenings perusing some of my favorite blogs and I'd gather inspiration from one, and add a new recipe to my Pinterest board from another, and then learn a new painting technique from yet another. I never really gave any of it much thought, how much time these women were putting into making these posts for my entertainment and growth, and many of them, get little to no pay for all their time and effort. They do it because they enjoy it. Then, a year ago, I joined the many thousands of women bloggers. Those crazy women that actually enjoy sharing and inspiring and teaching and growing other women for no other reason than the fact that it just feels right. It is their calling

I love having this little space to write about the real, and painful and inspiring parts of my everyday life. During this depression season of mine, it has been really hard to keep writing at times. Sometimes on Sunday, I sit there staring at my keyboard with no thoughts flowing at all, not a single one. I allow myself to be afraid and worry that maybe, that's it, maybe I have nothing left to say. But when that desperation arrives, He always whispers something inside of me at just the right moment and my thoughts begin to race faster than I can write them all down. 

So this is a post about nothing and everything. It's a post about how sometimes I am empty, then He inspires me and refills me. It's about how grateful I am that I have you all in my life when I need you most. When you comment on a post, it does matter, hugely. I do read EVERY single one and I do smile EVERY time I see a new comment in my Inbox because it lets me know that I'm not alone and that you do care. So thank you, each and every one of you. You have all made such an impact in my life. I wish I could just hug each of you {that's not too creepy, is it?}

Have a blessed weekend y'all!

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  1. I appreciate each post you share. I just found your blog a few months ago. I am so glad I did. I love that you keep it real. I love that you love God. I love that you homeschool. I live that you share about your depression. I live that your honest. I love your decorating. I love that you share your life with others, including me. Thanks for all your devotion to your blog. This housewife, mom, homeschooling mother appreciates ALL you do :-)

    Hoping your weekend is blessed...

  2. Whenever I see that email pop up that you've posted new, I get excited. I feel I've found someone I can relate to easily. Not that we're the same...only that we're both willing to truly SHARE. I find amazing insight from you, and that's nothing to joke about...truly.


    He always provides...even in the simplest ways...

  3. I really enjoy your posts about the "everyday". And remember, His is the perfect schedule.
    One question, what is the fabric for the camper curtains? It is so cute!

  4. Your post touched my heart and I have tears in my eyes! You are so honest and your words hit home for me! I know those empty days and I also have heard the whisper .... Thank you for your wonderful " real " blog! I love it! 😀

  5. What a genuinely real post Amy! One of the worst traps a blogger can fall into is to think that their life has to be shared "perfectly" every time. That is just not reality. Being able to share the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful makes your blog a real place. Isn't it wonderful to blog about "nothing", but yet share so much at the same time! Your post did just that. It is the little things in life that combine together to make big things great. Love your blog, your sweet heart, and am thankful to have a new "blogging" friend :)

  6. I hear you- I am one of those people that blogs for fun and doesn't make a cent at it---nor do I have plans to do that. I just like writing for the joy of doing it and it is also for a record for my grandkids to know someday how much I loved and enjoyed every moment of their lives. I think there are days when we don't feel as inspired or "witty"..and it is okay to have those down days, too. xo Diana

  7. When I asked my husband if I could buy a gift for Amy he said, "Yes, she has blessed you in so many ways." There was no hesitation.

  8. Oh my goodness, I don't even know what to say. Matthew was right, I'm so grateful for 'The King And I', without that summer, we never would have met. You are such a blessing to me.

  9. your pictures are beautiful! I am trying to work on taking better pictures, but I have not learned the "secrets" yet. I like reading your blog for inspiration. I struggle with depression and have for years so I can relate a little to the feelings. Your house is beautiful and so is your family!

  10. When I'm having problems coming up with words, I look outside to see what's going on. I tell what's going on here at that very moment. I go around the one bedroom apartment and take photos that I call "slice of life."

  11. I'm so glad you started blogging and sharing your little world with us. Yes, it is a lot of work, but like you said we do it because we love it. Sometimes I panic that I don't have anything to post, too and then ideas will start flooding in.

  12. Wonderful post Amy.. God is awesome... He does always supply ..even the little things , He cares about..
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  13. You aren't that creepy (lol). I just love your courage to bare you soul to us. There is a genuine truth spoken in your posts and that's why I can't wait for more posts. Hope you really mean it that we all get a hug from you. If I get to Georgia I do expect you to prove it (unless I'm too creepy or stalkerish). Hugs from California, God bless you and keep you.

    1. You show up in GA, you so get a hug honey! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. What a beautifully honest post. Depending on what kind of blogger one wants to be, the pressure can build. Your description of your writing methodology and what goes on in a writer's head is so true. Sometimes it's flowing and sometimes not. Thank you for sharing your experience on Merry Monday. Hugs back!

  15. No, you are not alone. I struggle with depression and anxiety (more so at certain times of the year) also. Sometimes, I wonder why, but as you said He is always with me and whispers in my ear to keep striving to be the best me I can be. Thanks so much for this wonderful thruthful post!

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