Thanks for coming by! I am always honored to have people come by and take a read!
Here’s the “story behind the story” of my blog:
In 2009, my sister (The Girl Creative) suggested blogging to me when I was planning my wedding, thus ‘One Girl’s Journey to the Altar‘ was born. I had that blog for a good year and a half, but the adjustments of a new marriage left little time for blogging. I let that one a die a slow death, and then picked up blogging again about a year later in 2012 with “This Side of Eden;” that one died a quick death. I was in the middle of one of my most stressful – and worst- years of teaching, and I probably was a little too ambitious in trying to kick it off when I did.
Later that same year, I had a miscarriage and started to blog again at A Hundred Affections (at Blogspot), but only for a short time. In the months that followed, God told me to quit my 2nd job and focus on writing (about what, I wasn’t – and still am not – quite sure. I just knew I was supposed to write). After procrastinating, squirming and pretending I didn’t hear, I finally obeyed and the blog before you now was born in July 2013.
The title comes from a line from the poem “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman:
“The press of my foot to the earth springs a hundred affections.”
I fell in love with this line my first year of teaching. It perfectly captured the idea of there being something new and beautiful to discover with every experience in life -the trivial, the painful, the light, and the life-changing.
I’m not really a ‘niche’-blogger; I can’t commit to just one topic, and everything about the human experience intrigues me. I’m alway searching for meaning in every part of our short lives here. This blog is really just about whatever slice of life happens to fall on my plate at any given time – and my contemplations about it.
My topics might be light at times (or not), but here’s what I believe at the core:
Our time on earth – brief, messy, beautiful – filled with both the trivial and significant, gives us the opportunity to grow in appreciation, gratitude – and even affection – for ALL that occurs. While not every experience is life-changing, I think every experience can be life-growing and can add depth, growth and meaning to our human existence.
I believe Romans 8:28 with all my heart: “And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
And because of that reality, every step, every experience can spring affection and thankfulness.
This blog is just my commentary on the broad scope of all things human – and the redemption of it all.