Welcoming a new chapter

As I curl up on this winter night with a warm cup of chamomile tea, I find myself itching to blog again. That’s the funny thing about this blog; it ebbs and flows, and while I’m always writing, and articles get published, and life is lived, the blog remains quiet, as sleepy as a chilly winter morning that leaves frost on the windows.

A photograph of red berries on green branches in the woods.
Wild rosehips in the backyard woods

My life has changed quite a bit from when I first started this blog. Aside from becoming a freelance writer and having my work published, if you follow my Instagram, you’ll see that over the past two years I’ve been living a slower, cottage-y lifestyle. I’ve grown my own vegetables and herbs, foraged berries and other foods from my own backyard, and spent a whole lot of hours by the river, getting to know the animals and plants making their home there on a personal level. All of these little adventures have added up to a new outlook on life, and a new lifestyle I want to live. One that is seasonal, in tune with nature, slow and simple.

I moved recently, into an apartment with my boyfriend in more of a busy downtown. I still visit my parents’ home often (the aforementioned cottage by the river, with the garden and woods), but am now building a life with my love, trying to still live that simple, nature-led life. I was reading The Journal of Modem Smallholding recently and realized that maybe this journey would be a fun thing to blog about. The loose theme of simple, seasonal living, sharing with all of you. Recipes, photos, stories from the woods (of my family’s backyard and the many parks where my boyfriend and I now live), gardening and foraging/plant adventures, and any musings in between. Similar to The Journal of Modern Smallholding, I’ll plan to post around once a month. You’re all busy and bombarded with so much content already, I’m sure, as am I. These posts can be monthly reflections, which will keep me from stressing about constant posts and will keep your inboxes from flooding. 🙂

Stay tuned for the first installment — which will actually be coming this month, since this post was more of an introduction to this new series. I’m so excited to share this journey with you, and I’d love to hear how you’re incorporating slow-living into your own lifestyle. Leave a comment or send me an Instagram message if you’d like! Happy New Year, and as always, thank you for reading!

Sincerely,
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