: coming at the end of a series
This will be my final WordGirl post. After months of thinking about it, I've finally taken the plunge and switched from Blogspot to Wordpress. I'll still be writing when the mood strikes, but after more than 600 posts here at WordGirl, I think it's time to move on.
There are a few things on this blog that I've outgrown (using only the first initials of my daughters' names, for example) and if there's a theme I want to more consistently explore, it's how the words we use impact others. So I'll be blogging at www.plantingwordseeds.com from now on. I want to think about the words I'm planting and what kind of harvest those words might bring.
I'm thankful for the experiment that this blog was for me. I learned from the discipline of it and I'm always a bit amazed to go back and read some of my early posts and realize not only how much my children have grown, but how I've grown as a writer over these last five years.
In scrolling through the posts on this blog, it's funny to see how things have changed... when I wrote my first post back in 2008, my eldest daughter was eight. In less than a week, my youngest daughter will be nine. I'm in a whole new phase of parenting than I was when I started writing about the trials, travails, successes and failures of parenting three daughters.
But some things haven't changed. I still long to be the best parent I can be. I long to see myself more clearly and writing helps me do that more than just about anything other than prayer. I've come to see writing as a way to invite others to join me on my journey through life.
So I invite you to join me at www.plantingwordseeds.com
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For this final post, I'll leave you with some images from today's hike in the woods of Door County, Wisconsin.