Saturday marked six years that I have been blogging in this space. It knocks the wind out of me to consider that when I started A Design So Vast, Grace was 3 and Whit was 1. I began this blog to record the small moments of my parenting life I worried I would forget. In retrospect (and only in retrospect) I realize that this was a concrete effort to engage in the right now of my life. It turns out to have been an effort that has changed my life enormously. I still struggle mightily with the effort to be here now, but I am much more present in my days than I was six years ago. I know that the practice of writing here is in large part responsible for that shift. On this screen, and in the many pages that writing here has inspired, my subject chose me. Immersing myself in that subject – my own ordinary life, replete with muck and also magic – has changed every single thing about me and how I live. I cannot express how grateful I am for that. And your generous thoughts, wise input, and probing questions are a huge part of that. So, thank you, all of you, for being an essential part of this huge change. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
For the last couple of years I have marked this anniversary by asking you for questions: is there anything you want to know, or to hear more about? Please, honestly, let me know … I love hearing what is on your mind.
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