behind the name

since i’m relatively new to the world of wordpress, i thought i’d explain the name a little bit … and give a little background in regards to my history in the blogging world.

i was previously writing my stories over here.  It all started when i got engaged and needed a cheapo website to direct people to for directions, registries, etc.  who know’s if anyone ever read it back then, but i slowly started gaining a few followers thanks to family and friends from afar.  and that’s when the blog turned into a place to share our married adventures with loved ones in a more detailed environment than that which is sustained via the facebook.

and then, my creative brain started to write for the mere sake of writing, about random things that didn’t really have anything to do with our life’s adventures.

soon, my husband started telling me to start another blog, where i can focus on whatever else comes to mind … like stories, amateur attempts at DIY, random insights, and so on.

so, after a LOT of brainstorming, I came up with a new blog title slash site slash concept.  and to be honest, I’m not entirely sure I love wordpress just yet; although, I’m convinced it will grow on me.  I do, however, love the template I found for my new blog … so that makes things better.

if you are interested in reading … please join me!

The reason I landed on this name {again … it took months, and I’m still working on loving it}, is because I like the idea of “the forecast”:

fore·cast

[fawr-kast, -kahst, fohr-] noun

noun

1. a prediction, especially as to the weather.

2. a conjecture as to something in the future.

3. the act, practice, or faculty of forecasting.

4. Archaic . foresight in planning.

I know it’s a term generally used to determine or predict the weather … but think about it in terms of life.  We can neither determine what is going to happen next, nor predict the future.  However, with God’s grace, mercy, and guidance, we can certainly determine how we are going to respond to it.  Are we going to find joy in our struggles (2 Corinthians 12:9)?  Are we going to respond to the pains of life with His love and grace?  Can we even do so, without abiding (John 15 – see also) in Christ?

Thus, I want my story to reflect God’s love.  I want it to be a lovely adventure, in which I choose to pursue His wisdom.  Thus, I want my life’s forecast to be lovely.  I want to run in the sun and I want to find a way to dance in the rain.

So for now … it fits.  “The Lovely Forecast”

it may change in the future, and it may not.  we’ll just have to see how these growing pains pan out.

so, please bear with me as I continue to tweak my new blog.  I fully understand that the world wide web is saturated with bloggers and I am merely adding to a world already filled with creativity, insight, and tips & tricks … and I’m not intending on make millions from this little corner of cyber-space. I simply hope to use it as an outlet for the words that fill up my brain and need a place to be written. I do hope you enjoy it!

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