By Way Of Explanation

I have just finished cleaning up the archives of a blog I used to keep while I lived in New York City. I moved them all to this here pretty website. I blogged back then because I had so many stories to tell and not enough phone-minutes in which to tell them.

And then, oh, I don't know, I just fell out of love with blogging. And I moved to Idaho, where exciting things don't really happen. And then I got a real job, suffered through Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (but true), and it is for the best that no record was kept. Trust me.

And then a few things happened all rather quickly:

1. I discovered a blog (a blog!) of all things, and somehow it helped me feel less alone, and more in control of my own happiness; 2. My creative skins became all itchy again and needed a really good scratching; and 3. I decided to make exciting things happen for me, instead of just waiting around for something good.

Blogging is great because, if done right, you can create a world for yourself where all of the small but wonderful moments are magnified and kept and shared, and where people who've never met can inspire and encourage each other to be better.

So, after a bit of housekeeping, I am ready to go. I am itchy to record the funny little things in life that make me oh so happy, and all of the things I'm doing.

Mostly, I am ready to create my life. This is a small but important step for me - I am about to make my life a little bit better.

Are you with me!?


  1. I promise I am not stalking you, but this is exactly how I am feeling right now and it makes me feel just a little happier to know someone else has been there.
    Thanks for this post. :)

  2. Ha ha, I live in Idaho, from Pocatello and in Twin Falls right now and my husband and I are moving to Connecticut this spring. I love finding people who have gone from Idaho to East Coast. : ) This was a great post. Thanks for your testimony of the gospel! You are a inspirational writer and you probably were prompted to write so you could bless so many people's lives by making them smile everyday. : )

  3. Oh my gosh - I just found this blog and am of course reading through the Most Important Posts. My mom grew up in Twin Falls and I lived in Boise till I was 9. My mom now lives in CT and I've been in NYC for over 4 years. No one ever knows anyone "from Idaho" - until the internet happens, huh? I love it.

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  5. I've been in love with your blog for a while and decided to go through the archives today. Yeah, all the way back from the start! :) I also had a great, much needed, life brainstorming session today with friends and reading this post was SO right on time for me!! This little blessing means a lot to me that I found this today. I'm with you Natalie! I'm ready to create my own life and make it a little bit better!!!!

  6. I just caught myself reading this post again (the first read occurred at LEAST a half a year ago). And I love it. Still relevant. Still great.


  7. Just blogged about how much I love your archives and thought I'd let you know that they're still the best in the world.


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