Hanging On My Tree (and a “yes, I’m still alive”)

It’s been far too long since I’ve had playtime with my camera. Amid the baking, the dishes, and the laundry, taking these pictures brought a little happy to my day.

Oh, hello there. Yes, it really is me writing again. I know it’s been forever and a day. Just when you think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, here I am again.

Sometimes I’m not even sure I’m coming back. I ponder the purpose of it all, and though I have no great epiphanies, I’m always drawn back. It’s hard to give up this playground altogether. And, as if I could not be any more predictable, I stopped to play in the sandbox first.

I’m feeling simpler these days. Especially when it comes to social media. I’ve thoroughly cleaned up my Facebook feed and my RSS feed for blogs, getting rid of the junk and even some good stuff that was taking up too much time. I’m reading a lot more from good old-fashioned books. Of course, that includes my textbooks, but I’ve even indulged in a few novels. It’s been so refreshing.

Sooo, this space is simpler, too. Just the basics. None of the distractions. But a few new features that I think are pretty swell. Perhaps you’ll like them, too.

So tell me, how are you feeling these days? Simpler? Energized? Frazzled? Tired? Refreshed?

Always hopeful,

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.