Sunday, March 25, 2012

little snapshots.


1. York Peppermint Patties + reading material.
2. Pancake batter.
3. Banana pancakes and OJ.
4. Recent favorites (Pacifica body butter, Burt's Bees toner).
5. Sweet salt and pepper shakers from Jeffrey's Aunt.
6. My bike. :)

Weekend happenings: Bike ride (with a stop at Krispy Kreme), two art openings, Mochi with a lovely friend, banana pancakes on Sunday morning, outdoor lunch (fried egg sandwiches) with Jeffrey, and open windows.


As I sat down to write this post, I wasn't quite sure what I'd actually end up writing about. I have been blogging at this space for just over three years now.
Lately I've been thinking about what I want from this space, why I come here, why I write here, why I share here. Sometimes the blogging community can make me feel small and a little silly. Sometimes it seems more like a competition than anything. That's not why I started this blog.

I started this blog because I felt sad and lonely during my first few months of college. Once I found my footing, I kept this space to remember snippets of my life. You see, I want to tether myself to all the special memories I've made and I can find those memories here. The process of writing them down ingrains them into my mind and allows them to nestle there as constant reminders of the beauty of my life.

Sometimes it's quite easy for me to remain true to my purpose and write about the things I find enjoyable. Other times I find myself wondering why I even write here at all (without being too specific, sometimes I feel like I'm talking — or writing — to myself). I don't like when that happens. I've taken a hiatus before and it's been valuable. It's helped me to remind myself that I blog for me and only me. So, with that sentiment in mind, I think the blog will be quiet this week. As always, thank you for your continued support in reading this blog and in sharing the joy of finding simplicities and serendipities in every part of life. Have a lovely week, friends. xo, R.


Ed Woltil said...

Thank you for sharing, Roxanne! I love reading your blog...I always get excited when I see that there's a new post. I don't always comment, but I do always read, and I always come away feeling enriched!

K. said...

I will miss you dear!! I just love your blog and its sweet words and fantastic words.What on earth do you use to edit? its magical.
Much love!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your post each day I love your writing and your photographs. Thanks for sharing.

LW said...

Please keep blogging! I love reading about your adventures which sometimes include me and always include my favorite people. Sitting down to see if you have posted is one of my favorite things to do. Kind of like "You've got mail!" Love you a bunch. XXXOOO

Anonymous said...

I truly hope that you will continue to be a blogger, because I really enjoy coming back to your inspiring posts filled with lovely little things and joys...

Roxanne said...

@K, Are you asking what program I use? It's Photoshop Elements. I just sharpened and brightened these photos a bit. Thanks for your kind words, friend! xo

Laura said...

It's been a while since I've stopped by but it is so nice to be back! I hope your mini-hiatus has served you well - I've felt myself in quite the same predicament sometimes where I compare my blog to others and forget the true reason why I write. I love that you share all of these thoughts on your blog and so many more little snippets from your life. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful thoughts and enjoying more of your beautiful photographs in the future!