So you know how people have One Word for a year? They focus on that word. All their actions live in the lens of that word? I’ve never had any desire to do that until this year. Starting about four months ago, the word SERVE kept throwing itself in my face. It was written as service or serving or the act of service, but it was always there.
How are you SERVING your family? Your readers? Your relationships?
I’ve always been called to be a writer, a reader, a consumer of information. While I adore This Beautiful Frugal Life and all that is has meant to me, my family and my life over the past six years, there has just never been the time to fully realize my passion for writing. When I do have the chance to write, I immediately had to turn around and answer emails and fix tech problems and hit deadlines and negotiate with advertisers and try to squeeze 927 hours of work into 2 hours each morning while my kids are in school. Writing could never be a priority.
This blog is like my third child. I started it when I was pregnant with our youngest and they basically grew up together. I started from scratch with an empty old website, devoured information about how to start a blog (there were little to no resources when I started, now there are millions) and I am so proud of it. And I adore all of you that have come and go and come and stayed and left and came back.
But I am pursuing my dreams! Because if I don’t do it now, I will always feel that I am not serving those that need what I have to offer. Every act of writing is an opportunity to change the world and I don’t want to miss out.
There are a few features that I offer on This Beautiful Frugal Life that are going to be moving. I will now be a contributor over at Frugal Living NW with one of my amazing blogging pals Angela. I will be continuing my full monthly Costco mailer match-up posts over there as well as my comprehensive (read: obsessive) Nordstrom sale posts. If these are features that you have used here at TBFL, please make sure to check out Frugal Living NW. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest so you don’t miss a thing.
I will be keeping This Beautiful Frugal Life on the interwebz so you can access any older posts that you may have loved. There are several posts I wrote when my kids were young that are better than a family scrapbook. Nothing cements memories like stories.
For my new site, as soon as I have it launched and ready, I will update you here at TBFL. My goal is to explore life in all its honesty and truth, even when it’s awkward and uncomfortable. I want to share my mess and chaos so you can feel like you’re not the only one. I want to encourage others to embrace their mess and their unscripted moments, in an effort to build a more authentic society.
Stay tuned friends! And know that I adore you.
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