well hello…

Hey sweet friends. I’ve missed you. Its been a good ten months *off the blogging grid. Most of the things I hoped to accomplish or re-set in my life – I came close enough that life feels really good right now. We have settled back in to our Utah life, and in April I officially became cancer free!!! Over the past ten months I have learned a lot, changed a lot, and especially grown in areas I never expected as a parent. I am returning to blogging refreshed, re-inspired, balanced, and with some core ideas on how to make this space a bit more me.

Jane Rhodes - seejaneblog

As cliche as this may sound – embracing the fact that I am in my middle-aged years, I am starting to not only recognize but settle in to this season of my life with a fierce acceptance of time. I crave quality over quanity. I have a deeper affection towards truth, good hearts, loyal friends, simple happiness, nature, and love in all forms. I feel more alive.

You may notice those threads seep into my posts in coming months. I have a lot I would like to share and discuss with you, amongst this community. I had planned to return with a little bit more BANG. I hoped to re-launch with new branding, and more. Well, as we all know from this journey we are on – things get delayed. I could have waited, but it looks like my new design/site will re-launch in the new year, and until then I had ideas, posts, and thoughts I wanted to share. So, my site is not private anymore, but the new look will come soon.

I hope you have all been well. Is anyone reading blogs these days?

group hug!
-Jane

*When choosing to take a break from blogging, i didn’t know if i would come back – it felt like a phase of my life that could have been complete. I wanted my life to be more private. You may realize my instagram account and other social media networks were private. If you were blocked or not able to follow me – please shoot me an email (jane(at)prolook(dot)com) or let me know in some way and I will as quickly as possible, make whatever change needed to allow you to follow along again. my apologies.

photo: by Becky Kimball photography

22 responses to “well hello…

  1. Jane,

    So happy you are back! I find you are such an INSPIRATION
    and I look forward to all your post. I don’t know if you realize the positive impact you have on others.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lisa

  2. Welcome back!!! I loved your blog and I look forward to all your new ideas and looking up all your greatest hits for inspiration:). Congrats on becoming cancer-free, such great news!

  3. Welcome back! So excited to hear more about your life changes. As my kids near the preteen and teen years, I look to women like you for direction and advice. Thank you!

  4. So glad you are back! I love your blog, Instagram, and your inspiration! I’ve missed ya! And am so glad to hear you are cancer free! I was worried about you! 🙂 if you could unblock me from Instagram it might possible make my life near complete! 🙂 pondapril is my user name.

    Thank you! So glad all is well with you!

  5. So glad you are back! Love your ideas and find you very inspiring in many ways. Loved this picture of you and also your post on technology and kids. Thank you for coming back and I extend a very warm welcome back!

  6. Yay! Spooky timing – I was thinking of your family last week so reread some of your last posts, hoping you’d come back…. and then there you are on my feedly! Welcome back and congrats on being cancer free 🙂

  7. Hi Jane,

    I love reading your blog. You have such a talent for writing and I so enjoy your messages. Thanks for sharing.

    Adrianne Doyle Dougherty

  8. Yay! Welcome back, Jane! You have been greatly missed. Thrilled to hear that you are well and cancer free. That’s the best news yet! I would love to re-follow you on Instagram too. My username is 3BOYSBLISS…thanks!

  9. Jane,

    I was so thrilled when I saw that you were back to posting. I wish I knew you a bit better, but what I do know, is that you are completely sincere in all that you do. I admire your relationship with your children. You are humble + have an eye for pretty things + genuine people. Then I go + read CANCER FREE!!! Incredible. Lets go to lunch someday. I would love to get to chat with you. I am so glad that you are opening up your blog for us to follow along on your journey! I feel like I have so much more to learn from you! GROUP HUUG. xx

  10. So happy you are back. You are always a bright spot in my reader! I am so happy to hear you are cancer free. I would love to follow you on instagram, my username is kathrynharrison

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