HEY, I'M JO.

Here you'll find design tips and my thoughts on making a home your home. Hope you have a nice stay!

CREATIVE TURNS WE DIDN'T PLAN FOR

CREATIVE TURNS WE DIDN'T PLAN FOR

Hey you.

I’ve always functioned on the belief that you should say yes first and figure out the logistics afterwards. [sound familiar?] And while this is a good rule, at some point you have to recognize when you’ve said yes too many times.

So far this year, I’ve said yes to lazy Sundays and a new gym membership. Yes to a pile of library books and backlogged episodes on Netflix. I’ve welcomed new creative projects, some personal and some professional.

There’s a planner sitting on the desk in our upstairs loft. It’s black and thin and perfectly ordinary. I bought it thinking it could manage my time better. I bought it thinking that it was my missing tool, that with it I could make more time for more things.

But planning forgets about real life. It doesn’t account for the days it’s pleasantly warm for February and it forgets Floyd hasn’t had a decent walk all winter. It schedules layout designs and post editing during an early Sunday dinner and doesn’t leave time for washing dishes with your sweetie.

Still, while I wasn’t following the plan, I thought about Always- Jo and where she’s headed and more importantly, why I haven’t felt compelled to write to you.

I had tons of ideas and made lists to keep track of my lists about potential post topics. When it was time to write, the words were slow and the tone a bit too… hyper. With each post I was reaching for that “blogger voice,” the one that is excited and instructional and has it all together.

But, I didn’t recognize the voice behind the page. It wasn’t how we would talk if you finally stopped over to the house and we spent the morning enjoying a drink on the porch, chatting and catching up.

So, we’re taking a creative turn.

I’m going to change what this space is, what it says about me and my home [hint: new vibe]. And hopefully, along the way I’ll solidify what it means to you and how it contributes to your daily routine.

Thanks for always sticking around.

Always-

Jo

Succulents + Sugar Molds + Patience

Succulents + Sugar Molds + Patience

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