Continuing the Journey – Jessica’s Experience (Part 2)

As we approach our blogiversary, we discuss whether or not to continue our blog.  Although the conclusion has always ended with a “yes of course we are going to continue,” the decision is never simple.  We are two self-identified over-thinkers, and we never let a decision pass by unanalyzed. So, together, we contemplate the goal of the blog followed by a version of a cost-benefit analysis.  We question if we still have stories to tell or if we have exhausted all of our topics.  We consider if writing still brings us joy and if we feel like what we share still matters.

Reflecting on the Journey – Jessica’s Experience (Part 1)

We understood that genuine connection with others through shared vulnerability can make a huge difference in combating both comparison and isolation.  After thoughtful deliberation, we determined we were ready to dive into a shared blog as an attempt to both share that feeling of connection with others as well as provide an outlet for our interest in writing.  Despite my “stage fright” of others reading my writing, I felt a surge of confidence knowing that I was not entering into the journey alone. 

Messy Everyday Life

Exciting new, The Unexpected Ever Afters, now has a pinterest page! You can find us at https://www.pinterest.com/theunexpectedeverafters/.  We are excited to have another way to reach readers and to share our stories and experiences! As Wendi and I were putting together our Pinterest page, we added a brief description of our blog: “The vision behind …

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