Okay let me start this post with a warning:
Just By Living is changing a bit.
and so am I.
I knew that life wouldn't pause and I would stay in the throes of new motherhood forever. Hendrix no longer needs me like he used to. This is both glorious and of course, a bit sad.
This blog is named after a quote from one of my favorite authors, Francesca Lia Block.
"Just like any woman,...we weave our stories out of our bodies. Some of us through our children, or our art; some do it just by living. It's all the same."
— Francesca Lia Block
and so certainly my stories are not just about my child. but my other loves and interests as well and this blog is going to feature a lot more of that. From my new writing experiences to my vintage store opening to decorating and fashion, this blog is going to take walks down different corridors at times. While my little Henry will still be present here, I will be exploring other aspects of life and blogging. Fell free to walk away if this bores you, by no means do I think I will capture everyone. No hard feelings. Not into my fashion posts? Then unfollow and I promise we can still be friends.
I am so much more than just a mother. and first and foremost I am a MOTHER. but I can't be just a mother. It's not that its not good enough. I have always been creative. I always needed inspiration and beauty and ways to express myself. Once upon a time I was a ballerina. I moved to show my emotions. I have always journaled, or written, or blogged. Sewed and collaged and created and collected. I'll never claim to be an artist but I have a need in me to be artistic. Does that make sense? Am I finding the right words?
So consider this your heads up.
Just by living will be a bit different.