7 years, and a question …


This is me, with my loves (missing one).  Please tell me about yourself?

Tomorrow marks seven years that I’ve been blogging in this space.  Wow.  It’s hard to believe.  I have written about all the ways that this blog has changed how I live my life, so I won’t repeat myself here.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about other names this blog could have.  A Design So Vast comes from one of my all-time favorite quotes, from Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace.  I chose it simply because I loved the quote, and without any real thought at all.  It has become far more apt than I could ever have imagined.  It is, I think, an attempt to put my arms around my life’s central questions.

When I think of other blog titles, some are humorous and some are heartfelt.  

But still, there are some others that would have probably worked (in many cases I’ve written about the phrase already):

A frazzled spirit (hat tip to Amanda for this phrase)

Captive on a carousel of time (here)

Tempus fugit

Shining from shook foil (here)

The changing ocean tides (here)

The only prayer (here)

Bitter and sweet

On this seventh anniversary, I have a question for you.  I’d love to hear about who you are – where you are from, where you live now, what your family and life is like, what it is that preoccupies you, what you love.  Please?

55 thoughts on “7 years, and a question …”

  1. Hi Jen! That sounds like an adventure indeed … as you probably know if you’ve been reading a bit, I moved around a ton as a child and swore I would stay put as an adult. Now that we’ve been in the same place for 12 years I find myself quite restless, wondering what a big change would feel like … so I am living vicariously! xox

  2. Thank YOU – I really appreciate that. It sounds like a busy and full life! I am also sure I’m going to blink and my daughter will be 16. After all I started this blog when she was 3 and now she’s 10 … agh! xox

  3. I’ve been reading off and on for several years after discovering you via Katrina Kenison. You always make me think, thank you. I am Marianna, mother of two. My son is 14 and my daughter is 11. We live in a suburb north of Dallas. I’m a stay at home mom/volunteer/taxi driver! My loves are reading and running. With the latter also being what preoccupies me. I’ve just decided to run a half marathon in the spring so I’m trying to figure out training. Looking forward to reading you for another seven years.

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