Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My roots have grown, but I don't know where they are.

I don't know if I'm supposed to say this out loud, but a little seed of something has been growing in the back of my mind lately. You may have noticed that I've been visiting this space a little less than often. The truth is that I've been a bit confused about this whole thing we call blogging, but I haven't wanted to admit it.

There are so many talented bloggers out there that I look up to. Sometimes I get lost in this whole world and have a hard time finding my way. How much of my life should be devoted to this space? Do I really have anything to offer? These are the thoughts that have led me to step away from time to time. I have a hard time doing things halfway, so when I finally admitted my feelings, I've felt the pressing need to decide something. Am I all in or am I out?

Somewhere in this identity crisis, I have stumbled upon a few new (to me) blogs. Blogs that are simple, beautiful snapshots of the person's life. As I scrolled through the archives, I started to remember something. This is supposed to be about love. Sharing things I love and projects that come from my real life. Not that I haven't been doing this, but my head has been somewhere else. I worry. I worry too much about how things will be received, whether you will love it too.

I've decided to keep on, keepin' on. You're invited to come along, wherever my inspiration takes me. I'm going to put my head down and forget about the rest. Mostly, I am thankful for you. Thank you for being here, for encouraging me, and for sharing your inspiration as well. It's so nice to know that you are out there.

In the spirit of new beginnings, Swoon has a bright, shiny new look! If you're reading this in a reader, hop on over and take a look! I've been so blessed to work with Lovely Lindsay on this project. Didn't she do an amazing job? On the sidebar, you might notice a few new things. For easy access to specific projects, just click on the categories found there. You can find all of my projects for kids in a new category called "little Swoon." You might also notice that Swoon finally has a facebook page and social icons (it only took me two years)! I have a few things planned in the near future for facebook and instagram followers, so be sure to click on over. Thank you Lindsay!

Once again, thank you for being here and pulling me through. So excited for things to come, whatever they may be!


  1. Randi,
    I come away from your blog inspired by the way you find beauty in the everyday, and I'm so glad that you're going to continue to share these snapshots of your life.

  2. I recently found your blog a couple of months ago due to seeing your chalkboard alphabet project posted on pinterest. LOVED IT!! So glad you have decided to keep on keeping on. Love your ideas. They are unique. In this world of copy cat things and all things looking alike, your style is very refreshing.