Welcome to Our Corner of the Earth. This space is intended for sharing my thoughts, inspirations, yummy recipes, good books, beautiful photos, my exercise adventures, interior design, crafts and all other things worth living for.
A couple of years ago I decided to take some small and meaningful steps towards creating a lifestyle that I want to live each day for the rest of my life. I realized that I had been so focused on supporting the family while my husband was getting his master’s degree that I lost myself in the daily grind.
Around that time, my friend Anne gave me a subscription to Body + Soul magazine for my birthday and it was something I really looked forward to receiving every month. One day I turned to the ‘Reader to Reader’ section of the magazine which is similar to ‘Readers Write’ in The Sun. In each edition, there is a broad topic in which readers can address as they wish. This particular month’s topic was ‘Think Positive’ and after reading about a dozen short stories I realized that I needed to shift my negative thoughts. I forced myself to see the positive in my job, the city, and everything else that was bothering me. I can’t even begin to explain the impact it made on my life.
I also discovered blogland and when I was really lost, I found a new perspective in your photos, read your stories that shook me out of my self centered thoughts, or was inspired by a neat craft idea that I couldn’t wait to get started on. You reminded me of who I want to be and how I was raised. And I’ve found my way back. Thanks to you all.
I can only hope that this blog connects to someone who needs it, in the same way that my fellow bloggers have reached out to me (without even knowing it – which is the best part!).
Please feel free to email me at Stephanie.Rupertus@gmail.com, I love making new friends!