I’ve been back and forth a long time on wanting to change my blog’s name and focus. I blogged under Stay gold Autumn from 2011 until last month. Wow! I wanted something that better represented me in many different phases of life + gave me the ability to build more of a community. I’ve spent months at the drawing board thinking of what I wanted my focus to be and how I wanted to represent it. So, of course, when I finally stopped over thinking it came to me. I’ll always be passionate and introverted- it is just me! However, I’m also a lover of plants and the symbolism of growth.
So, here we go. Say hello to The Spirited Violet.
I realized though that more than a name, that often when I scroll through my internet reads I wonder: where are the people like me? I realized I didn’t relate to a lot of people whose lives I read about and connection is a huge driving force on why I do write.
This is going to be the place where I write for the everyday person, like me.
I’m not here to write about the latest trends or to convince you to buy an expensive product that you probably don’t need. I’m not here to show you a Pinterest-inspired party that will spend all of your money and your extra time to put together. I’m not going to suggest going on a trip if the money isn’t in your bank account. I’m not going to recommend using specialty or exotic ingredients because I like to keep it simple.
I’m not a fancy person and that’s totally okay (if you are, that’s totally okay too).
We live in a normal house with garden beds that get a little over grown at times. I have a messy kitchen sometimes because I’m busy making memories with friends. I use products that will last me years and I decorate my home with items that won’t make me cry if they break. I’ll admit, I used to be a little afraid of living the life I have now. At times, I felt shame for not having the nicest, flashiest, or best. One day I realized that our approachable lifestyle gave us the opportunity to have peace of mind and it was incredibly liberating; I hope while reading that you can also reach some of this freedom for yourself.
I believe in being humble and working hard. The Spirited Violet is a simple guide to life, home, & travel for the everyday person. While I’ll still be sharing my day to day and the random feels I have, my writing will be more focused on providing practical advice that reflects my lifestyle like:
- Affordable outfits
- Down to earth homemaking & recipes
- Genuine book recommendations
- Plain simple travel
- Straight forward self-care
I still have a few things that I’m writing up and fixing behind the scenes, but after a month of no writing I’m ready to be here and back at it!
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