I’m so very glad you’re here! Whether you have deliberately dropped by, or have happened upon Rather Luvly by pure happy chance, maybe you are here for a reason.
I’d like to think so.
So, what is the Rather Luvly blog about? It’s funny to try and offer a description for a blog which has only just begun. I suppose Rather Luvly is a soul searching project; the remedy to an itch that’s been driving me crazy for over a year. There’s been a whispering in my subconscious to create something of my own – something worth sharing.
I’ve racked my brain, and honestly put a lot of pressure on myself, to determine what I’m meant to do with my life! As though I should pick one path and throw all my energies in that singular direction. Know what I mean? And what I’ve realized is there is no one answer. You don’t fit into one bucket, and neither do I. I truly believe we are too many wonderful things to simply be labelled as one thing in life – so it is with this blog.
Great! So you accept that you are a multitude of things, but what things exactly? It begs the common (yet somewhat scary) question,
Who are you?
What a deceptively simple question!
You might start out by saying, “I am a Canadian”, finding identity through place. Then “I am a student”, or “I am a designer”, the positions in which we spend the majority of our time. Next perhaps you say “I am a wife” or “I am a friend”, defining ourselves by the people we love. The list may go on and on to include pastimes; “I am a stamp collector”, “I am a dog lover”, I am a star gazer”.
But how well do these descriptors actually capture the splendid totality that is you? And even though they may be self-assigned, they can only exist within the context of your surroundings and relationships. It’s a real stretch of the mind to think of who you are without those things.
Is it possible to be joy? Can I be love?
At the end of the day, we are inextricably connected to the world around us. And through this blog I want to be connected to an even bigger world where I can share all of the Rather Luvly thoughts and events that help us to find out who we are.
My hope is that, as I uncover a little bit more about who I am, you might do the same! So lets dig deep, feel the love, and (perhaps most importantly) allow ourselves to be all the things.