Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Doing my best

I'm working hard these days.  I'm working on doing my best.  Not THE best, simply my best.  In my previous life (you know, before this morning) I would become paralyzed with certainty that whatever endeavor I was contemplating would be hard work and I would not be perfect.  Since I would (obviously) be imperfect at whatever I was considering at the time my choice was always very clear: Retreat!  Close up shop!  Don't dare put yourself in a position where you might be not good enough!!! It turns out I am perfect at something: talking down to myself. This is all to say that I could easily talk myself out of starting this blog.  I have talked myself out of starting a blog countless times before.  In fact I'm getting clammy palms just thinking about hitting publish.  But here it is, and, spoiler's not perfect.  It's not perfect but it's here and that's a start. 

I want this to be  place where I can share my life, my journey to fixing up our house, my cooking, photography, attempts to lose weight (again!), and of course, my perfectly amazing children.  I want this blog to be  beautiful and joyful and a reminder to myself that even if I'm overwhelmed, exhausted and generally unhappy with everything I am so dang blessed.  I have so much to be thankful for.

Please join me.  I'm so happy you're here.

xoxo Maura


  1. Maura! I'm so glad you have started a blog! Great thing lady!! and even though I don't have instagram I can still follow you! The kids are growing up beautifully! best to you all!

  2. Thanks Liz! I miss you. You were my favorite part of Blacksburg. :)