Let's Talk About What It Means To Be Home

It has been a flurry of the unexpected since the school year started. I don't know about the rest of you all, but I'm craving some room to breathe and refresh. Does that sound something like your life, too?

I love the changing of the seasons, even though transitions are hard. What I need is a haven: a place that speaks life back into me when the day has siphoned so much out. I am over at Lindsey Smallwood's place for her Out of the Ordinary series to talk about what it means to be home:

Homemaking is my dream. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that these days, because of my beliefs that women are capable, worthy, and excellent at so much more than playing a certain role, but I think I have to say it anyway, because it is true.

It is not my only dream, but homemaking is one of the big dreams of mine. I don’t think it’s a women’s role anyway. I believe it is an artist’s role. And art belongs to all of us as an invitation and a birthright.

Inside each dwelling is a daily invitation to artistry. I want to put paint on the walls and curtains on the windows and flowers in the backyard and on my dining table. I want to decorate with area rugs and throw pillows and cozy blankets draped neatly over the back of the sofa. I want to simplify my home so that every item and surface can experience the joy of restoration daily or weekly. Why? I love beauty, and I want to create space to live, and laugh, and love well...

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May your day be filled with laughter and love.

Jamie Bagley