I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. -Lucille Ball

dear world,

sigh. it has been forever since i sat in front of my computer and wrote a blog post. there are so many reasons and excuses but i think i'll just wrap everything into the rambling below. i feel it explains where i have been, where i am now, and where i would like to go. 

most importantly, i am happy to be back to blogging and sharing with many of the wonderful people whom i have met the last couple of years or loved my whole life.

TRUTH is…

Truth is. if you are looking for rainbows and hearts. a portrayal of a perfect life, this blog is not for you.

Truth is. if you are looking for four letter words and bitterness, or reasons to hate life, this blog is not for you either.

Truth is. its for me. its for my children. its for your entertainment. its about sharing.

Truth is. over the last year, i lost a husband to divorce, lost myself, lost a hobby, lost my faith, and almost lost my mind.

Truth is. i went from being a stay at home mom of 6 years to being a single parent living on one income. 

Truth is. it has been hard. it has been educational. it has been character building. it has been humbling.

Truth is. over this same year, i gained a since of self worth, learned to love again, found my faith, let go of those who were unhealthy in my world and gained/reacquired some amazing people in my life.

Truth is. i made some good choices, i made some horrible choices, i choose to forgive, i will not forget.

Truth is. i took a year to focus on my health, my children, my happiness.

Truth is. i am still learning to let go. i am still desperately trying to let go. i am loving letting go.

Truth is. i don't know you. you don't know me. but we can love each other. share with each other. enrich one another.

Truth is. i am in awe of and completely blessed by the amazing things that have happened in my life lately. 

Truth is. i am proud to finally call myself a professional photographer although i have so much to learn. i am still proud of how hard i have worked to get to this exciting place.

Truth is. i cherish the people who love me, even if i am not published in a magazine, or on tv, or on the internet. the ones who think more of me than paper, cameras, and type. the ones who call. the ones who write. the ones who send a little online "wave". the ones who matter.

Truth is. i still have a health condition that i fight daily. 

Truth is. most days i win. some days i don't.

Truth is. this blog is not about explaining myself. i won't.

Truth is. this blog is not about owing anyone anything. i don't.

Truth is. i love taking photos. i love writing. i love sharing with beautiful, inspiring people.

Truth is. i have been uplifted and broken all at the same time.

Truth is. i have/am facing my past.

Truth is. sometimes its been beautiful. sometimes its been a nightmare. either way, it's the past.

Truth is. i am not perfect. i am not bitter. i am trying just like you.

Truth is. i am okay with that. 

if you made it through all of that, i applaud you.

i can't not explain how excited i am for the things i will doing on my blog this year. i have fun things planned with some inspiring people. things to share, things to show, things to teach, it's gonna be a fun time and i thank you for coming my way.

some things included in the "goings on" around here…

"Me" Mondays (all the things i love, my self portraits, my memories, my life)

"What we say" Wednesdays vblogs of jade and lulu, they are the cutest, smartest kids, but they are real and hilarious…this will be topics they want to talk about and i promise they will not dissappoint and vblogs of my own thoughts and rants)

"Friends" Fridays (artists or friends i respect and feel like the world should know)

and my 52 week "things i love" self portraits…

week one: hats

52 weeks one 

week two: red hair

 Diptych red hair
 

There will be videos. There will be photos, some of others, a lot of me. There will be "how tos" and a whole lot of ramblings from the heart. There will be a lot of laughs and tears. But would you expect anything else from me?

This is not my photography blog. If you are looking for that one, it will be live next week! 

This was my show and tell for the Bleubird Vintage blog… check it out. 

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stop back again soon and smile…it increases the value of your face:)

this was from Jen's wedding. i usually hate photos of myself laughing but i am glad someone caught it:)

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yours, kimmie

ps. i am still working on the design aspects of le blog… i was just tired of waiting and my sponsors were getting restless. if you are a sponsor and you are not listed, i am probably waiting for your logo:)

and to clarify… the posts below are over a year old. the timestamps are not accurate, they were reconfigured when i updated the blog.

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47 Comments to “I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. -Lucille Ball”

  1. I love that you are back. I missed my friend blogging and keep on keepin it real boo .. now maybe folks will stop feeling like they have to hate on you.. now that they know you are human aye?
    LOVE YOU.WE SHALL.CHAT SOON.

  2. I’m SO glad you’re back, too. Such a sweet, inspiring post! Missed ya!

  3. Oh yeah- I meant to tell ya that I’m doing a project 52, too! It’s on my bliggity blog if you want to check it out. 😉

  4. beautiful! Thats the only world that can sum ur post up. U truly are beautiful inside and out. 🙂

  5. didn’t know what had happened but felt it was probably the kind of happening that shook life up a little. I applaud your bravery in working through it and moving forward and looking stronger in yourself (even if I only see what you show us) and offering everyone who reads a chance to be honest with themselves, too.
    Looking forward to this!

  6. Glad to see you back! Great post!

  7. truth is. i’m glad you are back to blogging.

  8. oh my goodness.
    you are even more amazing than I ever thought……
    i have a feeling that this will be a new favorite blog.
    cant wait to get to know more of YOU!
    Love,
    KELLI

  9. Ecstatic that you’re blogging again… Love. xoxo

  10. Welcome back! I began following your blog just before you stopped blogging. I can’t wait for all the inspiration juice I’m gonna get here. =) (((HUGS))) to you girl!
    xo

  11. Thata girl…!!!
    Kim, your awesome and I am so happy for your and your new adventures, can’t wait to read and see about them. Your words have ALWAYS inspired me….thanks for coming back, you were missed!! ❤

  12. I’m so happy that you’re blogging again! Here’s to the truth and being true to yourself.

  13. Truth is… I’m glad to see you back.
    Also proud to see the strength you have. ❤ ❤

  14. wow girl, powerful message in the truths! I dig that. Your photos are really fun too!

  15. Love you kimmie!!!! mwah!!
    corinnexxx

  16. You go girl! Looking forward to following your blog.

  17. I am so glad you are back my Kimmieeee! I am totally linking you to my blog because you rockith. Here is my truth -what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. After my hubby died I thought I couldn’t go on. I cried for weeks. Than I realized certain aspects of my life that I was doing all along and not knowing it- meaning supporting myself. Than I had the cancer opp and my doggie died. It totally sucked but I truely believe & I am not that much a faith based person but -I truely believe this- God puts us through trials because he/she know it will make us stronger(etc). I am so glad you sate back to the blogging world & I love your blog!! Hugggs. Nan

  18. WOW!!! AMAZING!! BREATHTAKING!!! HUMBLING!!! INSPIRING!! and most important Flawless!
    How blessed I am to call my kimberpoo a friend! Your writing always makes you realize how we are all on the exact same path together, and in the very end we will all conquer everythin that we have hoped and wanted for!
    I will always and forever luv ya and have a very special place for you in my heart! Keep up the bloggin girl luv it! MUAH xoxox

  19. missed you….:)
    glad you’re back.

  20. hey kim, there’s something that happens to a woman who goes through divorce. it’s like they gain a sixth sense, being able to see it in others, like sniffing it out. last year? your last year was my last year too. we walked that same path, and i saw it through your quietness, through your withdrawl. and i see that you found that strength that i found too (being a stay at home mom for nearly 4 years becoming a single mom surviving on my own)
    and i wanted you to just know, that during last year, i thought of you. even though i dont’ really know you, i knew you through your photography and flickr presence. and i’m glad to see you on the other side now.
    here’s to a new life.
    it’s a beautiful thing.

  21. welcome back! i can’t wait to read everything you have in store.

  22. awesome post! Inspiring and can’t wait to see it grow!

  23. So glad you are back! Missed you lots! You are very inspiring…….((hugs))!

  24. i always loved your blog and scrapbooking, so it’s great to see you back. congrats on the photography biz…you are amazingly talented!

  25. you’re blogs pretty!
    i’m recently divorced too, it’s like some cool girls club. everyone i know that’s been through it, the crap/divorce, is super cool.
    i’m happy you’re blogging again:)

  26. so good to see you back! (I, too, didn’t know what had happened but hoped that you were doing okay, whatever it was. good for you for taking that time away to do what you needed to do for yourself and your kids.) but i’m definitely excited to see more of you here in the future!

  27. i am so loving you right now … even more so than i thought i could when we spent a brief time “chatting” back and forth on flickr well over a year ago … you probably don’t remember me but i will never forget you and what an impact you made on me. i can’t even get into that here. but i am sooo happy to see you back, to read about your journey … where you’ve been, where you are, and where you hope to go. i am so excited to come back for inspiration … the real kind, from the heart. you are such a talent and i can’t wait to see what’s next! 🙂

  28. You know I love ya! By the way I do dig the hair. Thinking of going a little red myself underneath. Sorry not so deep but I have already expressed my deepness to you.

  29. Love this post. Very inspiring. Your photos are gorgeous and looove the blog header up there! Beautiful pic! Welcome back!!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the coming year that you’re planning on sharing here!

  30. i may not be the most sociable, chatty, email-y person, which means i don’t say stuff like this as often as i should (but i’m working on it) – you are a brilliant, wonderful soul & i’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to know you. ❤

  31. Yeah!!!! So happy you are back to blogging! Can’t wait to see all your beautiful photos!

  32. So glad to see you back:)

  33. So glad to see you back!! ❤

  34. crazy! i was just poking around the other day trying to see if you were bloggin’ somewhere else 🙂 nice to see you up and running 😉
    AND i totally love that you have Krylon on you page!!!! sweet!!!

  35. Well, it seems as though you are right. We need to meet and talk about the many things we share in common. I think you are just swell and I can’t wait to follow the journey you are on. I have only talked with you here and there for a short time, but consider you an inspiration to me. Great intro, friend. I am excited to see what you bring here!

  36. Im so glad to see you back, im sorry that the past year has been not so great for you, sending you big cyber hugs, but to me it seems like you are strong enough not to need them so much now 🙂
    ps: your red hair is maybe the prettiest red hair ive seen in forever!!!!
    Ive been to get red dye about 3 times, and keep chickening out, you make me just want to DO it!

  37. hi pal.
    so let’s try this again, ey?

  38. I am sooo glad to see you back.
    I am your big fan.
    I was waiting for this day from Japan.
    I will come visit here.
    Thank you!

  39. so glad you’re back….
    miss you
    xo

  40. you are truth…
    and i am inspired by you.
    glad you’re back.
    ❤

  41. welcome back..its nice to visit your blog again…Its nice to see that you made it…I got a D word too last year after 10 years and I have 3 kids and Im happy to say I am okay and smilling most of the time…Lifes ok and you look beautiful when you smile…

  42. Very best blog post EVER.
    I would high five you if I could!

  43. you were missed…welsome back! xoxo

  44. You don’t know me… I don’t think, but a year ago when I joined Craft Critique, I heard AWESOME things about you, and I LOVED your blog. I was SO bummed that you took a year off, but I admire it so much, as I know how much better I feel when I take time off from the internet as a whole. 🙂
    THEN I heard that you lived near me, and I thought that was SO cool. (You know… if you ever want to get together and scrap or take photos or hit up some vintage stores or flea markets in and around Austin… 😉
    Anywho, i keep checking back to see if you’re “back” yet, and you ARE! YAY! LOVING your photos! You are so talented… just super cool. 🙂
    Okay, this has become a novel. I’m saying goodbye now. 🙂

  45. yeah..!you are correct..>!! and good going..!! best of luck

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