Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Safe House

I am writing this post at work. I should be doing so much more but right now all I want to do is be here, in this space, with you.

You see, this space was originally designed as a refuge. A refuge from the craziness that was my life.

I built its walls strong and sturdy to protect me. I used a soft floor that could keep me comfortable and I filled the room with blankets and hot coffee for warmth. I installed a big open window that I could look out upon so I wasn't completely hiding from the outside world but I made sure I kept it locked so nothing could creep in that could ruin the good I had made.

I designed a safe house. My blog. It was good.

Overtime though, I heard a few knocks upon the sturdy walls I had built. I saw faces at my window that looked warm and inviting. These faces smiled at me and sent me notes that they understood and 'got' me, that I didn't have to be afraid.

So after some time and courage, I built a door in my safe house. I built a door I could open to those I trusted. Some of these people were strangers, most actually, but they were kind and they were filled with love and understanding. They didn't frighten me, they didn't make me feel alone. They made me feel safe.

I realised my safe house's purpose was changing. I realised this space I created was destined for something more. It was slowly transforming into a home, where I could invite others to stay, where I could form relationships and connections that are stronger than I ever experienced in my real life outside this space.

I realised this blog was opening up so many new doors that I hadn't even thought about building.

It was good and it will only get better.

So thank you to all who knocked on my door. Thank you to all of you who have been so kind. Thank you for being patient and being brave and being a continual comfort to me each and every day.

My doors will always be open to you

x
N.B I have over 500 unread blog posts to go through on Bloglovin.
That's a little insane. 
Bleurgh.
Give me time. I'll get there.

23 comments:

  1. you are the most beautiful soul. and i like your house.

    xoxo

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  2. What a beautiful post!! And beautiful pictures. :)

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  3. I think we have to thank you as your friends and readers for letting us into your safe house. I'm happy to be here, and I enjoy being here. Again, thank you for opening your doors to us and making it so inviting.

    Love you girl x

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    1. Always happy to have you here Jes :)

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  4. You are the cutest. That's all. xoxo

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  5. This is a sweetest, such a lovely way to describe your blogging experience :)

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  6. Beautiful words, Sam. Thanks for letting us into your safe home!

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  7. You said this so perfectly.
    I feel exactly the same.
    Thank you for writing this,
    Love you xx

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  8. beautiful. just simply beautiful.

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  9. i really liked the way you said that... i agree, wholeheartedly.

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  10. such a beautiful post. the same goes for you to me, btw
    have a lovely day x

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  11. You've expressed yourself beautifully. So glad that you've been able to build a little home here on your blog :)

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  12. LOVE. I love how you compared and described your blog as a safe house. I've never thought of mine as one before but loooove and completely agree with all that you've said. The blogging community is amazing and it's posts like this that encourage me to keep going. :)

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    1. It really is my home away from home in a way. It's my own and I love it so. It makes it even greater when theres people like you to fill it with

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  13. I just stumbled upon your little home, and boy am i glad! thanks for sharing xx

    Little Blue Backpack

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  14. A new stranger here: you really inspire me (:
    You inspire me to write more about what's on my mind (or actually, on my heart) than about all the things I experience.
    Thank you!

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    1. Glad I could inspire you sweet thing! Come back and visit soon x

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  15. Gorgeous analogy, Sam. And as per usual, your words are inspiring - that you have heard plenty of times before, but I mean it every time. Do remember you are doing good. x

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    1. :) so good to hear encouragement like this. Thank you

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  16. And what a lovely home, thank you Sam for allowing us to enter your cozy place :)

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  17. this is beautifully wonderfully said and words taken straight from heart. exactly how I feel about mine.

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