Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I'm Still Here & Moving Forward

With the exception of that month I took off back in 2013, I've published less posts this month than at any other time during the 7 1/2 years I've been sharing bits & pieces of our daily life here on my blog. And, quite honestly, I've missed it!

Over the past couple of years, I have become more and more involved and ACTIVE in teaching illustrated Bible journaling workshops and mini-retreats. I absolutely love this new hobby and the fact that I have been able to turn my teaching into a business venture that brings so much joy and meaning to my life. This year I've worked through a few courses with business coaches and have learned a great deal about identifying my ideal client, creating a sales funnel, and building a brand.

However, as I've contemplated the many suggestions regarding websites in these classes, I've realized that what I love most about this blog and my little space here on the Internet is that it is a place where I can freely share stories, INSPIRATION, ideas, and opinions, along with my creativity, illustrated Bible journaling, scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media projects, and other crafty endeavors. I enjoy sharing book reviews, photos, our travels, the goals I've set (and achieved), and the results of my latest organizing project. This is a FUN place where I can just be myself as I share whatever and whenever I want. And I've decided to keep it that way!

If you've been reading along for a while, you will have noticed more posts about my upcoming events. These types of posts will still appear as I schedule new workshops, retreats, and events, along with posts sharing photos and the creativity of the participants in these classes. Rather than create a separate space for the posts about this one part of my life, I'll be incorporating them in amidst the creativity and other ramblings you've come to expect. In fact, tomorrow I'll be sharing an introductory post that can be pinned to the top of this site to welcome new visitors and let them know what to expect here.

I'm looking forward to many more years of sharing here at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces, just being me, striving to enjoy each day and to serve the Lord in my everyday life! Watch this space over the next few days to learn what I've been up to these past several weeks, what we'll be doing the last three months of the year, and my plans to blog every day in October.


  1. That all sounds very exciting, especially the blog every day in October - what a marathon! Admiring you already :).

  2. Yeah, I thought you might be announcing an end to blogging. Your space is just what you describe & want, a fun & safe place with lots of inspiration, ideas & book suggestions. Yeah you for all the other challenges you have taken on, building a business is difficult but you are doing it ... yeah yeah yeah (that's my version of a cheer for you)

  3. So glad you're continuing. More and more people are moving to Instagram, and it's just not the same. On the other hand, I know what you mean about the ebbs and flows of blogging. September was surely the month in which I blogged the least I've ever blogged even though I had plenty to share. I know I can't maintain a daily blogging habit in October (lots of travel), but I'm determined to get back on track. I would really miss you here, so am glad you're keeping blogging in the mix with all the excitement of the new ventures!


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