Hi! My name is Marie, and I am stoked that you are here. I love sharing what I am passionate about; in the world beyond the internet this means that I can talk aLOT.
About This Blog:
I love beautiful, big ideas, and even more I want to live these ideas and create a beautiful, conscious, good life. The concept of a conscious culture has captivated me and has become my goal. Our globe is more connected than ever, and anything we could ever want is at our fingertips. Our culture – the food we eat, the way we spend our time, the music we listen to – is not decided for us as it was for our ancestors. We get to choose, and we can choose consciously or we can choose mindlessly.
This blog is a means for me to share my journey, work through my thoughts, learn from others, and hopefully, maybe, possibly, spread conscious culture into a wider community.
Big ideas are only lived out in small, daily, concrete actions, and I want my blog to reflect that. Soooo you are going to be hearing a lot about failed cooking projects, successful cooking projects, new favorite pastimes, and genius organizational strategies, all mixed in with my lofty thoughts about conscious culture and plenty of cute succulent pics.
The name? Based on the book “Blue Shoes and Happiness” by Alexander McCall Smith. Super sweet series about life in Botswana, following a certain awesome woman and her ladies detective agency. What does an African mystery story have to do with my blog? A simple life, joy in the little things, community, and shared brother and sisterhood with people the world over.
Also blue is my favorite colour.
Leading us to….
I have heard that instead of asking someone, “What do you do?” you should ask, “What are you passionate about?” So to introduce myself to you, I will tell you what I am passionate about:
- God, and my Catholic faith. I’m putting it right out there, I love my faith. It has brought more richness to my life than anything else. I love God and I want to serve Him in all that I do. I will definitely share about this on my blog, but please know, I don’t want this blog to just be for Catholic readers! I believe that all people can and should strive for conscious culture in their life. I want to share my story with everyone, and to hear everyone’s story.
- People all over this beautiful world. Although I have definite tendencies toward shyness, I love meeting new people and keeping in touch with old friends. Different cultures fascinate me, both in my country and across the globe. Children in particular have a special place in my heart.
- Education. (Sensing a pattern here? Everything I love is all so connected.) I am super passionate about education. What started as a love for being with children lead to a year of intense study of the Montessori philosophy of education. I truly believe that if we want to change the world for the good, we need to start with education. Also, kids just deserve a good education! Expect to hear more about this. 😉
- The Home. The home is the most important place in the world, and I think it has gotten a little bit of a bad deal in recent years. Homemaking is sometimes associated with rearranging fluffy pillows and filling every nook and cranny with figurines and cheesy quotes. You hear the words “stuck at home” a lot. I get that there is adventure out there to be had, but where would we be without a home to come home to? P.S. Familiar with koselig?? You should be it is cool.
- Music. I grew up in a musical home, with a musical extended family. Everyone is talented to varying degrees, and it’s beautiful. Our Irish heritage is at the root of my love for music, and the music appreciation class I attended at the library in middle school, combined with the classical radio that was always. on. at home gave me, well, an appreciation for good music. (Success to the music appreciation teacher!) I will however always have room in my heart for some solid reggae, and a little ‘slightly’ definitely sneaks its way in.
I just want to add that I sometimes wish that I lived in a Carl Larson painting because that would be the height of domestic bliss and tranquility and perfection.