Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Do You Believe In Signs?

Alot of things can happen in a year.  To most people, twelve months seems like a long time.  But at my age, a year feels like a month.  I started blogging a year ago, and in that short span it has become a very influential part of my life.  I spend countless hours at my desk restructuring my blog and getting it just right only to tweak it a bit more - adding a gadget here, removing a blinkie there.  I visit your blogs, and I "ooh" and "aah" at your beautiful homes and wonderful stories.  I love seeing the names of your blogs and the meaning behind them.  It got me to thinking, did I choose my blog name too quickly?  Does it have any true meaning to me?  

I am a very sentimental person.  I form strong attachments to things and those things have meaning to me.  I have a tattoo on my ankle.  It's a turtle.  I chose a turtle because that was what my dad has called me since I was a little girl, his turtle.  "The turtle always wins the race" he would say.  Turtle Power has become my mantra.  Maybe I should have chosen that as my blog title.  But my blog is about home decor, so that wouldn't work. I guess I could change the name of my blog, but that would cause alot of confusion for my followers, and I really don't feel like starting over.  

So you see, this has been eating away at me recently.   Then last week, I got a sign.  A sign that I did, in fact, choose exactly the right name for my blog.  A sign that I'm exactly where I need to be at this point in my life.  A sign that My Domestic Bliss is the story of my life with 2 kids, a dog, a house, a great husband and lots and lots of blissful memories.  

So what was the sign you ask?


It was just that.  A sign.  I found it at Big Lots.  I wasn't even looking for it. So I guess it found me.
And I will keep it next to me from now on whenever I blog as a constant reminder that I'm exactly where I need to be.

25 comments:

Screaming Meme said...

I love it! You are a sweet person..You can feel it through the blog...I love your blog name, Turtle...:)Meme

Kelly Howard said...

AWESOME! I love getting a corfirmation sign and thumbs up on things I'm most concerned with! GO FORTH AND BLOG!

Gwen said...

I love the turtle idea.

Sometimes it just takes the right 'sign' to see that you are doing it right and are exactly where you are supposed to be. I cherish those signs and the bliss they bring:)

Debbie said...

I love your blog name Kim! In fact I clicked on your blog from someone elses just because of the name!!~ So you did good!

Crystal said...

I love your blog name. It fits your blog to the T. I enjoy visiting you and your inspirational ideas. So in other words you did a good job.
Oh, I love your sign too.

Have a blessed week.

Jeanette said...

Now that is really a sign that you are right where you need to be.

Jemsmom said...

That seals the deal. It is the perfect name for a kind and gracious woman!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

awwwwwwh! sweet -- I started blogging one year ago as well. And I must say -- I do find visiting your blog to be quite "blissful". Always a pleasure.

Linda said...

Lovely post! I love your blog name, too!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I enjoyed your post today and think you have the perfect name for your blog. And such a sweet story about your Dad calling you "turtle". :)

Tina said...

Lovely post! I love the name of your blog, it is such a happy blog name:) Congratulations on your 1st blogging anniversay:) Wishing you a wonderful day ~ Tina x

aimee said...

what a sweet and touching post :) happy 1 year!

blessings,
aimee

Stacy of KSW said...

Sounds like things are as they should be, it's my first time reading your blog (by way of Chic ChicK) but may I suggest you occasionally apply some "Turtle Power" to your posts. That way you can have the best of both worlds :0)

Sounds like we have some common interests, can't wait to take a peek around

Judi said...

Hi Kim
I love that you are called a special name by your dad...that is so sweet and something you'll always treasure.

See I would have trouble thinking of what exactly kind of tatoo would I want while you had no problem with that name!

I love the sign you bought. It was perfect and I like the word bliss so I think you did good.

I had the same thing with the name of my blog. I'm not so sure how I came upon it ... and I often think I should have chosen something else. But I like cranberries and I love the colour red...that was part of it.

have a great day...enjoy.
Judi

Judi said...

Hi Kim
I love that you are called a special name by your dad...that is so sweet and something you'll always treasure.

See I would have trouble thinking of what exactly kind of tatoo would I want while you had no problem with that name!

I love the sign you bought. It was perfect and I like the word bliss so I think you did good.

I had the same thing with the name of my blog. I'm not so sure how I came upon it ... and I often think I should have chosen something else. But I like cranberries and I love the colour red...that was part of it.

have a great day...enjoy.
Judi

Playing Sublimely said...

Nice to meet you!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' sweet girl...

Ohhh yes...I DO BELIEVE IN SIGNS! Of course, I realize that this is subject can get very "deep"...but I do believe that when we are on the right path...there will be signs to verify and assure us!!! Kim, I love your blog name..."My Domestic Bliss"! I wished I would have thought of if...hehe! It describes my life perfectly! I am sooo perfectly content...and full of bliss just getting to be home and enjoy my home!!! I worked for so many years and when I retired (early) a couple of years ago...I was so excited to be able to just stay at home and play house! Hehe!

I love your new "BLISS" sign...how perfect is that!!! You wear it well, my friend!!! Well Darlin', I just had to come over and leave you a note...thanking you again...for the beautiful tassel gift!!! I received it in the mail yesterday...wished you could have heard all the squealing going on at my place!!! Hehe! Kristen did a fabulous job creating this beautiful toile bird tassel!!! I have already placed it on my china cabinet door in my dining room! The beautiful tassel has red, green, and gold...the exact colors of the living area of my home! Ohhh...I am sooo enjoying this pretty tassel! Thank you again, Sweetie!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ahhh Bliss...I love it! I know just what you are saying about picking a name. Although my blog is susieharrisblog.com my blog name is Bienvenue. That's where the bis "B" come from on my header.Now ya know..hehe~
xoxox Susie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

PERFECT!! I think the name suits you...
Hugs,
Mona

Mandy P said...

Holy crimany...do I believe in signs???????? You may not believe this, but I am in the process of changing the name of my blog to one that is a little less generic, and one that I considered was "Domestic Bliss" isn't that funny???? And here you are...you showed up on my blog today from SITS and I believe it's not a coincidence! =) So cool. I think the name TOTALLY suits you and your blog. I won't "steal" it. Promise! =)

~Mandy

Sara C. Walk said...

ohhhh I love signs :) and I really like that sign!

Ronnica said...

What a reminder to take joy in the small things!

Grace Adams said...

I believe in signs. And here's something interesting: I got a "turtle" sign last week. Here's the link to it:
http://looksgreatnaked.com/2010/06/a-reptile-dysfunction/

Lizzie said...

What a great sign! Stopped by from SITS to say Hi this morning. :)

Heather said...

That is just about the most perfect sign ever! I love it! And I love the name of your blog! Stopping by from SITS!