Summer is always the perfect time to tackle a new project, hobby or activity, don't you think? And since I've been considering starting a blog for a while now, this summer seems to be the perfect time to launch it.
It feels a bit weird . . . while I love how small technology makes our world, as you can tell from the title, I'm more the 'jottings' kind of person who still prefers reading a real book with actual pages you can turn and scribbling my plans for the plays and musicals I direct on a yellow legal pad. And call me crazy, but there's something satisfying about flipping the page over the top of the spiral binding of the steno notebooks/journals that have held handwritten records of my joys and sorrows and travels and events, big and small, for, well, enough years to make me think perhaps I've been blessed to learn a few things along the way that might be good to share, especially if typing them on a keyboard can somehow count as 'jottings'.
So this summer, as life delightfully slows while my rising junior children (one high school, one college) are away for a bit having wonderful adventures and the demands of my husband's job call for a little more time on the road, I'll become a blogger.
I think it will sometimes feel like telling stories - something I've enjoyed in circles of family and friends for years - whether it's that story that gets pulled out every time life long friends get back together again yet somehow still makes us laugh or the newest saga, travelogue, or simply catching up lunch date chit chat. And in the midst of these stories of life, it seems it could also be good to share, as one friend suggested, "what's on your heart". For woven through all the bits and pieces and stories of each day are the amazing ways God is loving us and teaching us and showing us both Who he is and Who He is calling us to be. And that's always worth jotting about!