I'm sure you're wondering about the name of this blog.
"Musings of a Paper-Heart."
Curious name right? 'Musings' is simple enough, a fancy word for thoughts, emotions, rambling.
But what is a Paper-Heart?
There is quite a story that goes with that. The short of it is they are people.
Plain and simple. They are everyone, and someone.
They are you, and me.
For me it started out simple enough. One day my brother and I were at Starbucks, and there was an employee who blessed me, and made my day by simply being kind and acting like a friend.
I went home, inspired to remember this person. I had Post-It notes in the shape of hearts, so I wrote their name, date and how he blessed me.
And from then on, it just grew...soon my mirror was covered in pink, Post-It hearts filled with names and places. I do it unto this day. Remembering these people, and their kindness makes me smile, and makes me want to go out and help as much as I can in other peoples' lives!
“To take for granted one's blessings is a damage to the soul, and in time one will lose them, simply from lack of care. One should never tire of nourishing and treasuring all that is lovely."
I'm a girl.
The sounds of a saxophone makes my knees weak, I am hopelessly stubborn-not always in a good way, and I love words.
Words are my bread and butter (and believe me, I love those).
I've always been fond of spelling, and reading.
The way words sounded, and looked...stringing them together to make a thought has always intrigued me. When I discovered writing, you could not do anything to stop me.
I was writing on napkins, receipts and on anything else that I could re-read whatever I wrote.
I once heard the quote "I write to discover what I think."
This resonates with me very well.
I hardly know what I'm thinking, or what I'm feeling until I start writing.
Then it seems to pour out of me at an alarming rate.
Things I did not even know were in my head are suddenly appearing on the paper.
Only then, after I look over my work, completely spent am I able to rest with a clear head.
So my lovelies, as you read this blog, and all the silliness, frustration and emotions that come out, remember I am just a girl.
A simple paper-heart, not well-versed. Be kind, and patient...after all this is my world ;)
“If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.”
“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”
I'm simply a girl, with thoughts dancing around my head. I'm a hopeless romantic, stubborn, and full of whimsy. And these are my musings...