I’m originally from Texas, but I now live in Virginia. I’m a librarian turned housewife (for now), and sometimes I pretend to be an artist. Who knows what will happen next.
Now, you might at some point wonder why my blog is named Small, but valuable. It all boils down to a good chick flick, actually. I love a good chick flick.
In You’ve Got Mail, the bookstore owner writes the following to a friend:
Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life–well, valuable, but small–and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question into the void. So good night, dear void.
I always want to cheer every time I read that paragraph or hear it emanating from my television. Who doesn’t wonder about their life?! And of all the things that I need a daily dose of, bravery nears the top of the list.
I come from a long line of scared women. The good news is that each generation seems to be less afraid than the generation before. So one of my many life goals is to be brave and turn a small life into a small, but valuable life.
If you’ve read some of my posts, you might be scratching your head now and thinking, “How can 250 words about paint colors and dogs and killing houseplants be of any value? Why aren’t you talking about your effort to turn your 7 acres into the next new thing in farming techniques or a haven for international refugees or something?” You’re full of good questions.
I firmly believe that small things add up. How people behave in insignificant moments is significant. What you think is beautiful and what gets under your skin–those are things that matter. What you eat can even be important. (If you don’t like to cook, I completely get that. Cooking is just a hobby of mine, and you don’t have to share my hobbies!) It’s all a part of what you value and how you choose to spend your life. I hope you enjoy reading about a few ways I’m spending my life.