This has been my “Simply Kira” blog for years. It started as a place for art and photography and overtime shifted more into a place for my own written thoughts- still often coupled with my artwork.
I could carry on in the same fashion but here’s the thing: so much has changed.
I have a new name. A new husband. (the only one I’ve ever had, lest you be confused…) A new home state.
Perhaps the biggest difference if I’m no longer an “I.”
I really am a “we.”
The way I write, the way I take photos, the things I invest my time in, are all reflections of that. It’s not just that I got married, although that is part of it. Through constant refinement, my focus has shifted. My perspective has altered drastically on how to perceive my own life.
I am no longer striving for my own passions and fulfillment.
I am searching for ways I can give and ways I can love. I have learned that true fulfillment flows from there.
All of this was mostly to say: I felt I had outgrown my blog, and so I changed it.
Most of the old posts will remain. I am grateful for them. I’m grateful for who I was when I wrote them. The time I was able to spend on them. The joy and sadness and grief and imagination I was able to share through them. I’m grateful for all of it.
But the blog itself has shifted. The title is different. The format is different. And the content will be different. How could it not be? I have a whole new setting to write about!
So welcome to Where We Will Grow, a title I stole from my own post about leaving our hometown, and an idea prompted by my dear friend Abby, who was eager to read updates about our lives in Minnesota. I’m excited to share stories, however small, about the road ahead.