For a while I’ve been tossing around the idea of changing the name of my blog and actually committing to writing at least once a week. When I initially named this virtual space, I had no idea of where I wanted my life to take me as I was in the throes of being a new mother, sleep deprived, covered in breast milk and wondering if the little being would ever sleep anywhere but on my lap.
Fast forward two and a half years later and I am still sleep deprived, covered in breast milk and hoping the two little beings will nap long enough for me to eat lunch and sit in silence for more than 30 seconds… however, I am no longer shell shocked and have a pretty clear idea of where I want to be.
That place is right here. For the first time in my life, I not concerned with where the grass might be greener. I don’t wonder if I need (or want) a career. I don’t worry about where I will sink my heels in and call home. Most importantly, I’m happy and satisfied with the minutiae of my day-to-day and it’s pretty darn liberating.
So, why From Little Things… Well, it’s a title that reflects how I got to this point. Many moons ago when I met Nick I remember him sharing his desire to live out of the suburbs and of the city. He wanted to live somewhere that allowed room to breathe and be at one with nature. I thought that was nice enough, but had my own ideas about where life was going to lead me.
Yet here we are, seven or so years later. That little seed of an idea was planted in my brain and together we decided to embark on this quiet and steady journey that will hopefully get us to a point of self-sustainability, a gentle rhythm and, dare I say it, enlightenment.
We’re not farmers, but we want to be. We’re not gardeners or builders or seamstresses, but we wish to be. Hopefully you’ll enjoy following my story as I share the successes and the failures as this little thing grows larger than I ever dreamed.