To curate means to select, organize, and look after items in a collection.
I first fell in love with this concept during a museum studies class in college. While my dream to become an actual museum curator never took root, I found myself assuming a similar position in my every day life.
I love maintaining a home, but I love the heart behind it even more. I am working to curate a home and life that is meaningful, genuine, open, and full of joy. This manifests itself in many ways, and its easy to muddle that desire with wanting control and perfection. Curating is centered around "looking after" said collection. My collection may look different from yours but the idea is the same. I believe that we have all been entrusted with specific people, communities, jobs, talents, etc. They are ultimately not ours but sweet, sweet gifts we get to be a part of and impact in ways only we can.
This gives us the freedom to be the imperfect people we are as we take on these roles. I do not have it all together as a wife, and I certainly don't know what I'm doing as a mom 99% of the time. Knowing my worth is not founded on my parenting abilities, the amount of crumbs on the kitchen floor, the size of my waist, or the depth of my bank account frees me up to be truly engaged in what is going on around me. I don't know anyone who succeeds in this every day so lets just thank the good Lord for His endless grace while I'm trying to figure it out.
I get so excited thinking about how there is a collection that is unique to you. In a culture of comparison its so easy to choose not to cheer for other people. We talk them down instead of celebrating. We glorify instead of being inspired. This blog is not meant to be another outlet to be measured against (for better OR worse). My ultimate goal is to encourage. Encourage you to seek creativity, intentionality, joy, all the good stuff. I really want to engage in the mess with you.