White Space Adds Room

“We fill every ounce of white space with something
so there’s no room or time for emotion to make itself known.”

—Brené Brown, Rising Strong

Succulent in lower right corner with white space filling the rest of the frame.
Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash


Years ago, at Northwest Missouri State University, I learned that white space is critical to the visual effectiveness of a layout. And that too many photos or elements, and/or too much copy will clutter and weigh down designs—then nothing much stands out except a weighty, hot mess of a visual. White space, when intentionally placed on a page, not trapped in between elements, can frame, and ultimately breathe life into a design. 

And just like with graphic design, we too need white space in our lives so that we can breathe.

Well, hello there. 

I haven’t posted for several months because I’ve been caught up in a bit of white space, allowing room for emotion to make itself known. As much as I enjoy blogging—the planning, the process, and of course the writing, it sometimes needs to take second seat to life’s stuff.

It feels good to be back though, arranging words on my laptop, as if my life depended on it once again. I have so much to say after setting aside my monthly themes

Holistic Health
Strong and Strained Relationships
Collaborative Homemaking
Bold Body Image
Healthy Heads
Momentous Profiles
Minimalist Mindset
Effective Communication
Farming Features
Words of Gratitude
Faithful Living. 

I might have stepped away from writing about these themes, but I in no way have forgotten them. In fact, I’ve very much been in the thick of all of them. Engaged. Aware. Breathing them all in. I hope to be back soon with more of an in-depth update, mention some amazing theme-related books I’ve recently read, and share some meaningful news. 

For now, let’s take a deep breath, and allow some white space into our day, into our week, into ourselves.

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