This online thing is a constant balance, and I hope you know I try to be really sensitive to that. I teeter between the inspirational and the authentic, totter between the real and the good. I want this place to be purposeful – uplifting and encouraging – without posing as someone who has her ducks in a row, each one primped and polished for Sunday morning church.
The truth is that this blogging journey has been an entirely accidental one, and it's just a sliver of my story.
I am a mother and a wife, a daughter and a sister. A vegetable-chopper, an Amazon-orderer, a countertop-cleaner, a laundry-folder, a yoga class-skipper, a Bible-reader, a piggyback ride-giver, a rapid emailer, an overcomplicator, an iPhone photographer, a birthday-forgetter and a birthday-forgetting-apologizer. I’m more than a blogger, and I know you’re more than a blog reader.
I’m not a brand. I’m a person. I’m Erin Loechner, a girl who loves to write just because she loves to write. I’m the first gal my friends call when they need a redecorator, or sound advice, or a stylist. (And consequently the last girl they call when they’re having a domestic dilemma in the kitchen, garden or craft room, or when they want to go to Vegas.) I’m allergic to cheese, but I keep eating it because I have zero self control. I pick at my cuticles when I’m stressed or on the phone. I’m nearly deaf in my left ear, thanks to a combination of less-than-stellar genes and my competitive swimming past. I worry near-daily that I’m not giving enough weight to this life, that I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing or what I was built to do or what would honor my talents in the greatest of ways. I worry that I’m scarring my daughter when I leave for a business trip. I worry that I'm not recycling enough. I worry that I worry too much.
I’m a work in progress, a portrait that was given a lot of brush strokes this past decade. And although I don’t know what colors will reveal themselves in the next ten years, I’m doing my best to share the light amongst the shadows.
I know you are, too. 📷@lockgoggles for #zapposstyle #whatsyourswagger @coach @zappos
missing our l.a. years today for a weird reason, so dinner prep calls for my favorite #gjelina recipe (hey, hey cauliflower!) and the belle brigade, and lots of it. and then lots more. also, puzzles, chardonnay, wool socks and ok, ok, if you're twisting my arm, joan didion again. #sopredictable