Back to what I've always known.

Every couple months or so, I find myself reevaluating and rethinking and rewriting my notions of what this blog should be. For a while there, I kept thinking to myself that it was ridiculous to continually analyze and reanalyze what I want this blog to be.

Then something clicked.

And I realized that what I want for this blog ought to be rewritten and rethought from time to time. I often feel this temptation to include sponsors, particularly of the paying variety. Or that pressure to host link ups and giveaways. But I keep coming to the same conclusion: while those are great for other blogs, I think ultimately they're just not in line with my vision for this blog.

So what is in line with my vision?

Creativity. Originality. And, of course, Love.

This time off has been a time of reaffirmation for me. Of remembering who I am and how I want to present myself. Of what I love and what I love to support. And of deciding to stick to what I've known all along. That my blogging will be about writing and creating and asking life's tough questions. And about working together and encouraging one another and pushing each other even when it's a bit uncomfortable. Ultimately it's about creating something I never thought I could. And then encouraging others to do the same.

So in the month of February, the month of love, Oh Hello, Love will be all about just that: creativity, originality and love.

While we might talk about romantic love from time to time, I want to highlight a variety of loves that play an equally important role in our lives.  And to do so, I've invited some of my favorite, most genuine bloggers to share their stories of love of all types. I'm incredibly thrilled that they've agreed to participate and even more thrilled to be sharing their talents with all of you. Their stories will be shared each Wednesday through out the month, beginning this week.

So then, a month of love and a fabulous start to 2013. Here's to remaining ourselves, celebrating authenticity and encouraging others to do the same.

(Also, for those reading via a reader, click on over. Of course 2013 merits a redesign.)


  1. aaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmennnn!!! i JUST wrote a very similar post. i'm right there with ya sister!

  2. I'm digging the redesign! It feels more authentic and unique :)

  3. Love the redesign (and welcome back!)

  4. LOVE your design and I am SO excited to be a part of this <3


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