changes: Stay gold Autumn is back!

I began writing Stay gold Autumn in 2011; there have been so many changes!  Four and a half years ago, I was a student teacher and newlywed living in Utah.  Now, I am on the other side of the country, will be celebrating my fifth year of marriage in December, going to grad school, and Devin and I are living in our first home!

In my absence from blogging, I spent a lot of time deciding the direction I wanted to go with this space.  Ultimately, I decided to make the move from blogger, my blogging home for seven years, and move to a self-hosted wordpress site.  I also made the decision to privatize my archives so I had the opportunity to re-tell my story with more creative effort.  My blog is now on facebook too. is back! | via The Spirited is back! | via The Spirited is back! | via The Spirited is back! | via The Spirited Violet

I’ve always had a very reflective personality and my blog previously talked a lot about trying to figure out where I fit into this world and how I would best contribute.  There was a point a few months ago when I realized that more than ever in my life I am very confident in my identity, but I do know that I still have work on becoming the person God knows I can further become; I know my strengths and weaknesses, I am so happy with the direction my life is going, and I get my husband by my side for all of it!  This knowledge was hard earned with what I like to affectionately call “the Job years”– literally, the most consistently crazy and hard years of my life.

I learned through this process that anyone can have hard things happen to them, but the hard part is finding gratitude and joy through it.   I consider myself naturally more of a realist than an optimist, but I’m up for the challenge.  Stay gold Autumn, moving forward, will talk a lot about keeping the good things in my life good.


  • Dropping by from the FireworkPeople group! I’m so excited to have found you and I can’t wait to share the journey with you! <3

  • Autumn,

    dropping in from Firework people(:

    I’m so glad you’re back into blogging!
    Blogging has always been therapeutic to me.
    I love researching and writing up new posts to share.

    Good luck on seeing the good!


    • Thank you Rasahe for your comment and for the connection! I’m glad to be in this blogging community 🙂

    • Awwww welcome back to the blogging world gurlieeee!!! Cant wait to see what you have instore for us!

      • Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn

        I’m excited to have you along!! 🙂

  • I’m coming from Firework people. I love the new direction you are going with the blog! I think it’ll be a great way to go! And I can’t wait to follow along on your journey!


      Thank you for your support and feedback! I love firework people :)!

  • taylynneduvall

    This is wonderful!! I’m excited to see all your new posts 🙂

  • Welcome back! Looking forward to reading more from you. The new blog looks great!

    • Autumn @ Stay gold Autumn

      Thank you! I’ve never bought a blog layout before and I was excited to put it up 🙂

  • Amanda

    Dropping by from church and I think you’re awesome