May 14, 2012

decide what you want to be and GO be it.

it started with a seed, an idea. it was planted and grew into a seedling with pink walls and swirly background. and from that seedling...
it was transformed into a garden. 
Photobucket"planting" this little garden o' mine, I never could even imagine that I would have over 300 readers from around the world reading just a small-town girl's ramblings. I learned to accept that I did not live in an exciting place but learned to call this little glen my own. I went through stages, my loves and interests began to expand, published my triumphs and faults, and through the years of it all, I began to nestle a dear fondness for this little online place. and you were there. every step of the journey. excitement always {still} surged through me as I heard from ladies across the country exclaim what an inspiration this little place was, the authoress a small-town girl of fifteen....
now, I stare at my typewriter and have no words type. my pen has stopped quivering. new dreams linger on the horizon and beckon. the world swims before my eyes. but my little garden calls me back again. as of late, I have wondered if this dear little place is holding me from leaping forward, from the growing and maturing into the young woman I want to become...and if it is time to pen my the final chapter.
Photobucket thing I have learned from this blogging experience's so hard to say goodbye. I look back and tears slip down my cheek when I think of all the memories I have created, how many beautiful words have been strung, all the work and time invested, how many friendships have been built...

this is my life. I can't throw it all away. not now, not yet.

 however, I am changing and learning to accept my passions and talents and "weeding out" the talents that I am not as passionate about, even though I enjoy them very much. I dearly love to blog, but my true passion is crafting - making things with my hands. and I want to give my passion, my all...I want to bless others with it and glorify the Creator who gave it to me. 

but for now, no, I am not going to "pen the final chapter," even though my well of inspiration is slowly draining. I do believe this is not just a mere stage of "uninspiredness," but perhaps, a step towards a bigger dream. a dream, He's implanting in my heart, and this is just the beginning... 

so will you join me for the new journey? 
the keeper of the garden. 

postscript :: thank you all for the support you have given me, even though I have not been posting often. the warmest of welcomes to my newest followers as well! I hopefully will be posting a vlog soon to give you more details...any questions while I'm at it?  


  1. I'm still fairly new to your blog, but I already love it. So I will willingly join you on your new journey :) Wonderful photos!

    Oh, and also thank you for the sweet comment :)

  2. This is a beautiful post, Grace! I loved reading about the transformation of GGW. :)


  3. Aww, Grace! I don't want you to say goodbye! Noooo! I positively forbid it.

    But I'm going to enjoy you while you're here, and can't wait to see more posts!


    p.s. that is one pretty header, dear.

  4. I ditto what Gabby said. :)

  5. I completely understand the decision process involved with blogging. Many times I have had to rethink whether or not I wanted to continue. I have up to this point so far! I am glad that you have decided on something that you particularly want to focus on. That is an area I personally struggle with! I like to do so many different things, that I have a hard time decided what to put my best efforts into.

    Whatever you decide to continue with (crafts are good! I love crafts!), I look forward to following your adventures on that path. :)

  6. I absolutely love your blog, Grace, and hope to see more posts in the future (if just a few) before you decide to "pen the final chapter"! It is true that we should go do the things that will fulfill our dreams even if it means "weeding out" other things we love. I wish you the best in whatever you decide! Love you, dear! (And your new header is lovely btw)!


  7. oh darling Grace, this made me tear up, and I'm not even sure why. I hope to see you still posting as you're reaching your dreams <3

    ps- please don't publish the last comment, I was accidentally in my mother's profile D:

  8. Sweet Grace,
    I totally understand. Sometimes it can be hard to come up with what to write about. I'll be sad for the day when you finish this blog dear friend, but I hope to remain friends. :-) I want to thank you for keeping this blog. You've been such an encouragement.
    P.s. thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. You brightened my day. :-)

  9. You never cease to inspire me, Grace. I have enjoyed seeing photos of your crafts on Facebook. They are wonderful!!! I hope that you will not end this blog just yet. I'll be praying for you, m'dear!


  10. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with the same thoughts!

  11. Wonderful photos, I love lilacs!

  12. I know exactly what you mean about blogging... but I'm glad you're back for now! I love the new header - I was kind of confused when the page loaded and then I guess my mouse rolled over it and it changed. but I get it now :) haha!