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CURIOSITY COTTAGE: FINDING JOY IN THE JOURNEY

Brought To You By Jennifer DePriest

Hi everyone,

It’s been so long since I posted on my blog, I had to take a quick look at the new features. I had to do the same with the Weight Watchers app too, but that will be a whole other topic for later.

Life has changed so much for all of us since 2020, and from the time I first started this blog.

Sometimes God can lay plans and a purpose on our heart, but detours and distractions can sidetrack us or throw us off course. Since I’m not the only one to experience such things, I thought writing about the revival of my journey may help others as well. It has been phenomenal writers like Anne Lamott, Sue Monk Kidd, and Delia Owens, who inspire me. Dr. Brene Brown found inspiration in Dr. Maya Angelou, and it is Dr. Brown’s work that has enabled me to explore my own life’s journey and work with depth and passion, that I may not have uncovered if I hadn’t taken time away from writing on my blog.

During this time, I continued to write for a local digital magazine, 318Central.com, and even tried my hand in other creative endeavors, like art. I also took an incredible leap and made a drastic career change after almost 20 years, and I think this wonderful move has also gotten me to this place, to this moment in time, where I am ready to make more significant changes, and get back to creative endeavors.

“Curiosity Cottage ~ A place to embrace and explore my curiosity of life…”

Someone once told me that Curiosity Cottage wasn’t just a website, it was me. And while this is true, it truly has been my place to embrace and explore my curiosity of life, I have also used it to build a fortress or shelter to try and avoid the hurts and disappointments that life has brought my way. Learning to set boundaries, so that I can let people in has been instrumental in getting me to this point where I want to take my work back out into the world. Plus, I now have adorable grandbabies to share my creativity with, and this has made all the difference.

I am also learning to find joy in this journey as I set out to bring my original vision of Curiosity Cottage to life. It has been like a very long marathon, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the future.

I hope you have a wonderful month!

XO,
Jen

 

To learn more about Jennifer DePriest, visit her blog at CuriosityCottage.org.

She welcomes email at CuriosityCottage@yahoo.com.

 

 

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