Wednesday, September 8

the beginning...

Here we are, at the beginning of my blogging journey. I have been preparing to start this up for many months now and the time has come! There are so many things that I have in mind to write about including my shop that I have been running for about 9 months now, the amazing things that Jesus has done in the past year of being back from school in Atlanta, and many many creative ideas and people that I have come across in the past few months! It will all come in time. I desire this blog to be a passionate outlet for anything that has to do with fashion, vintage, and Jesus Christ. I want to be real when it comes to my life and what is going on and I want to show people a piece of my heart through this.

It is Easter Sunday and what a great day for a new start! (New Giraffe City illustration to the right) I have had a rough past month dealing with a lot of emotions and I feel a change in season coming. I am learning to open my heart in the vulnerable areas to others more. There have been times in the past few weeks that I have thought, "why?" "what is the point of everything I am doing?". I know it is quite a large and contemplating question, but I believe if we do not think like this at times we can easily fall prey to living a meaningless humdrum of a life. I love finding vintage pieces and working on my shop and networking with wonderful passionate people. And I love working hard at my job and making money so I can do amazing things with it and interacting with great friends. When it all comes down to it though, If I am not investing in my heart and spirit I feel empty. Even though I do all fun and fulfilling things, I realize I am still not completely fulfilled. I am glad that this is the turn I am taking on my first blog entry, because this is the largest area of my heart.

Ecclesiastes 3...
1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do people really get for all their hard work? 10 I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God. 14 And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear him. 15 What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.

In this life, we have to work to survive, we have things and duties that are necessary to move forward. I have found that if I am not careful I can easily become defined by all these things I am doing. I am writing to share that what we do does not define us, but who we are is what really matters. In Ecclesiastes it says that "what is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before". So as we walk through this life why do we take so much time to put importance on these areas that just keep going round and round? I want to do these things with the understanding that life isn't just about THESE things. But it is about my heart in them and how it expresses itself. I do not want this bog to be just defined as "Kat is creative", but I want through my entries and conversations I have with people to go so much deeper. There is a time and season for everything and in these times I desire to live a fulfilling life growing my heart more in love with God and friends daily.

Happy Easter everyone, stay tuned for more coming soon :)