Sunday, January 9, 2011

Out of the Bud

Hello, my lovely blogging friends. How are you keeping? I have a lot of catching up to do with you...I've been away awhile.

I feel as though I have been cheating. On my blog that is. You see, I spent the last week creating a new blog. Not so I can leave this one behind, because I quite like this one, and I love each and every one of you who come to visit, even you quiet ones who sneak in on tippy toes and choose not to leave your words behind. I am so grateful that you have found my space here and that you visit in whatever way works best for you.

This new blog is for my photography business. A place to put my portrait work. For clients to come and get a sneak peek at the photos from their session. I will create lifestyle posts there too, so that people can get to know me on a more personal level, but I just couldn't find a way to merge this blog and that one into one. They are entirely different.

So now I have two blogs to maintain. *gulp* What have I gotten myself into? But as daunting as it seems to me right now, I am very excited about it. So much so, I bought myself some pretty little white flowers today to put in my windowsill. Aren't they lovely? A quiet celebration. And perhaps, my soul is longing a wee bit for spring as well. And it's only January.

But so far, this year is full of hope....and it has already gifted me with new things. I feel balanced and happy, and that happens when I stay friends, to my passions, to my love for my work, to my health. I have made no resolutions, and I have not come up with a word for this coming year like so many of you do. I think I am someone who will choose freedom at any opportunity. I don't like being confined to a word, or to a task I have committed myself to. I prefer a more gentle approach. I will do what I choose to do at any given moment, and I give myself the space to change my mind. But I have general ideas about how I would like to shape the coming year. I think, most of all, I want to be kinder to myself. Just that one thing. How I will do this will evolve with the seasons, I am sure. And I love that.

So, I do hope you will visit my new space from time to time. I would be so happy to see you there. And I will make my way to you very very soon. I can't wait to immerse myself once again in your words, your images and your uniquely creative ways that inspire me so deeply.

See you soon!


  1. Two blogs to follow...this makes me happy despite how daunting it must be for you! ;-)
    I chose a word. Faith. Mostly because after the year I had, I need to surrender to what will be. I have faith I will be okay, that magic will happen in my life. I have to. But taking my time, being gentle with myself like you a goal of mine as well. As is using the blog I started after the painful've inspired me. If you can do two, I can do one. Right? ;-)
    I'm so glad you're back. xoxo

  2. I've been missing you! I always look forward to seeing the world through your lens and absorbing your words along the way. Good to see you back my dear. I'm off to check out your new blog!

  3. hello you - wow the shots are fantastic. you've been up to great things.

    happy new year!

  4. Hello dearest Jaime!

    So glad to see you back! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I will for sure pop over and visit your new blog.

    Hope you are having a warmer January than me! :)
    xo Catherine

  5. A beautiful blog site.
    I agree with you regarding new year's resolutions.
    Good luck with your second site.

    Best wishes,

  6. Who can say "no" to more you? No one who loves beauty, that's for sure...

    Happy New Year, mi amor...

  7. Yay! More pretty pictures to gobble up.

  8. This is so beautiful ... pure, simple and just perfect for January! Love your new blog! xo

  9. Happy New Year! Happy New blog! I'm heading over there now to check it out, but wanted to tell you how much I love this photo. I tried choosing a word this year for the first time because last year was such a terrible one in so many ways for me, and I wanted to feel like I was taking charge of my destiny this year. We'll see how it goes! :)

  10. Love your post and that photo!! Sigh!

  11. How exciting! I will definitely drop by. =)

    I also do not make New Year's resolutions or choose a word for the year. I don't like to be stuck, or to try and define the future when I have no idea what will happen. I prefer to see how things unfold on their own.

    And I am also longing for spring...

  12. Kindness towards oneself sounds like one of the best intentions I've heard. And - I'm heading right over to your new blog to take a quick peek. Ambitious project!!!

  13. your words/thoughts are so graceful and flowing ~ it's always a treat to catch up with you, congrats on your new blog :)

  14. Sending warm well wishes to your new home!

  15. my beautiful friend,
    oh how this photo touch my heart! You always touch my heart in a way that cannot be described in words... i need to write you an email.
    i adore you sooo much xx Linni

  16. i just had a nice long visit at your new second home. it's a fabulous blog! you are a true master of perfect imagery, such beautiful portraits, so full of love and happiness.

  17. headed over to see the new place!!! yayy!!!!


  18. I'm on my way. Love you, my friend.