What Does My Life Reflect?

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For the past few weeks I’ve been pondering the word Purpose, surrounded by the words life, blog, pursue, reflect, good, bad & ugly. A Purpose word bubble. Out of that word bubble came these thoughts:

If my life doesn’t reflect my purpose and my purpose doesn’t reflect my life, then I’m struggling.

I’m not just talking blog talk.  I’m talking life talk.

My life will be a reflection of whatever it is that I’m pursuing.

That’s a scary statement because sometimes what I’m pursuing will require a little bit of vulnerability, if I choose to share it with you.  I have been known to waste days away.  We all have days of foggy funk.  So, I’m not going to pretend that I have it all together and I’m always purposeful with every hour of every day.  I’m not.

However, at the end of the day, I will evaluate my reflection.  The good, bad & the ugly.

What do I want my life to reflect? The good, bad and/or ugly of….

  • how I love my husband & children & family
  • pursuing & maintaining authentic friendships in my community & online
  • how I encourage rest & risk in my life & others
  • humility through my successes & failures
  • music & food & books & movies & clothes that I love or not so much love
  • daydreams
  • being obedient to God’s word
  • ______________________________________

Whatever my life reflects, I want to share it with you.

The purpose of caroline teselle dot com is to be a place of encouragement & a reflection of the life I’m living portrayed through my photographs and my writing.

If I stop doing that, you have my permission to snap your fingers at me or splash a cup of cold water on my face or take away my Keurig ~ whatever it is you think will grab my attention.  Seriously.

Will you help me?

{I’m going to go hide my Keurig now…}

What’s the Purpose? Help Me!

Anyone else out there having a hard time thinking of what to write about now that 31 days is over?  No one?  Just me then.

Maybe I need a writing partner all the time? Greg??

I think what I really need is an encouraging kick in the bum.  That’s what friends are for, right?

During her breakout session at Allume, Nester encouraged us to have a purpose statement for your blog.  I don’t have a purpose statement yet but I do have a tagline…”Encouraging others through images & daydreams.”

Tagline? Yes!  Purpose?  Nope.  Thanks for the bum kick, Nester!

So, what’s the purpose of caroline teselle dot com?

7 years of sharing my life with you on here and I haven’t really thought of the purpose other than to share my life with you…maybe that’s it, but I think there’s more…? During the month of November, that’s what I’ll be pondering.

If I have a purpose for this space then I’ll still have something to write about even when I feel like the writing well has run dry.

As I figure this out, I would love your help {even though I’m skeered to ask}…why do you read my blog?  Out of the billions of websites out there, why are you here?  Leave your response in the comments, or if you’d rather email me personally, that’s great too ~ email me: caroline at teselles dot com.

Thank you friends!

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