Keep On Blooming

In case you haven’t noticed, My Rays of Sunshine underwent a little bit of a makeover. I hope you like it! I wanted to update the site to reflect my evolving goals in life and to encourage each one of us to keep on blooming.

I don’t remember where I first saw this quote, but I instantly fell in love with it.

A flower doesn't think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

I’m a firm believer that we overcomplicate life and spend way too much time complaining.  Life is over quickly and I truly want to enjoy and embrace each moment I’m given. I’m not afraid of change and I want to keep on blooming.

So here’s what you can expect to see from the new My Rays of Sunshine:

  • A simplified, modern website – I’ve spent hours searching for the perfect design and I’ve had few stumbling blocks along the way. I studied hundreds of beautiful sites with stunning handwritten logos that I was drawn to, but I realized that wasn’t the look or feel I was trying to express. I am in love with the clean look of the site! It clearly reflects upon the clarity I’m searching for in my daily life.
  • A lifestyle magazine approach – My Rays of Sunshine is a lifestyle blog about a girl trying to do it all. I am a mother, blogger, real estate agent, beauty and style enthusiast, and a true girlie girl at heart. It seems like so many blogs are dedicated to creating the perfect meal or creating the most beautiful crafts from twigs in the backyard. But that’s not me and I found myself discouraged and lost in the blogging world. I felt like I didn’t have anything to offer because I wasn’t blogging about becoming the perfect housewife. What I will share with you is what I do know or what I’m attempting to learn and my failures.
  • More vlogging – Once I adjust the lighting in my video room, I will be providing more videos on the site. I will continue to create to short and to the point videos and posts here. I know your time is precious and you don’t have 20 minutes to waste waiting for me to properly get my message out.
  • More input from what you, the reader, would like to read or see. I would love to increase the interaction between you and me. I want this to be a relationship where you share ideas or ask questions you would love to have answered. It would make me so happy if you and I evolved together! Maybe we can change the world. (I know, I know baby steps!)

Hopefully, we can encourage each other to not worry about competing with our neighbors, friends, family, coworkers and most importantly, ourselves. Together, we can keep on blooming.

So what do you think? Are you a fan of the new look?


  • kellee says:

    What a great saying!!!! Truly inspirational!

  • Debi Weaver says:

    I enjoyed reading this blog post, and loved the photo shots of blooms. What an awesome way to consider doing life – like a flower. I liked the quote.
    It reminded me of a Bible verse emphasizing trust in our Father God, the Creator of all things, caring for us… “Consider the lilies of the field: they neither toil nor spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed such as these.”

    I hope you enjoy your blog’s new look. I think blogs should be a place of personal records of topics learned and enjoyed, yet allowing others to peek over our shoulders and learn with us.

    • Chastity says:

      Thank you, Debi. That is a great Bible verse! Sometimes it’s scary showing our inner thoughts to other people, but it can be beneficial at the same time. God Bless!

  • Carla says:

    I also love nice clean looks on blogs! And I do totally get what you are saying about getting lost in the blogging world. I can’t do all of that home craft, perfect looking, organized stuff. Although I wouldn’t be lying if I said I wish I could.

    • Chastity says:

      It’s so easy to get lost in trying to be like everyone else, but it’s so much better to just be ourselves!

  • Kelly says:

    I love your new look Chastity, it looks beautiful and suits you so well! I can’t wait to follow along and see more – hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend 🙂

    • Chastity says:

      Thank you, Kelly! The latest WordPress update messed-up some of my plugins, so now I’m going through one by one to solve the problem. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter weekend!

  • I love that quote! It’s so true and really makes me think about how much I compare myself to others rather than spending time bettering myself as a person.

    Also, I love the new look! It’s so clean and fresh!

    • Chastity says:

      I over compare myself to what/where I think I should be. Gah!

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