Alliteration. It’s something we learned all about in school and built plenty of color-filled worksheets completing. The boisterous baboon and the luckily long lizard filled our childhood stories. Step 1 for my blogging journey, I needed a name for my little corner in the blogger-world. Alliteration included? Even better 🙂
My goal on this site is to share my crazy journey as a military wife & new mom, & to share tips for a healthier lifestyle. Balance in life is crucial, and it’s a daily struggle in my house. My prayer is to grow, becoming spiritually and physically fit– filling my mind and body with the ‘nutrition’ and fuel it needs to be the best mom, wife, and servant of Christ that I can be.
As I thought over naming a blog where I will be sharing my adventures & life lessons, my mind wandered in all directions (standard). Somehow Austen’s description of a woman who is “truly accomplished” (Pride and Prejudice) popped into my head– Caroline Bingley’s snobby voice saying a woman must check off all kinds of boxes to be worthy of the term. “.. A thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages” Really?
Her checklist was totally shallow & pretty much opposite of the description of a Godly woman as seen in Proverbs 31. I’ve always read this passage in Proverbs and marveled at the incredible woman that is described. What a bar to set–> a woman of “noble character” who is “worth far more than rubies!” The passage describes a virtuous woman of God.. obviously more meaningful than Caroline’s listing of ‘accomplishments’…
“..She brings him (her husband) good, not harm..”
“..She opens her arms to the poor..”
“..She is clothed in fine linen and purple..”
“..She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come..”
“..She speaks with wisdom..”
“..(she) does not eat the bread of idleness..”
WOW. Ya know, I want my life to be meaningful. I want to be a part of your journey to feeling stronger, healthier.. like a better YOU. I have a passion for fitness. A desire to help others feel good because they finally put their minds and bodies as a priority. It’s all a journey: To live a full life. To be more like this ‘Proverbs 31 woman.’
So, after multiple cocktails of names written on post-its, random notes on my iPhone, & brainstorming during late-night nursing sessions.. “Running after Rubies” was (finally) born <–((Alliteration!)). This will be the name of my song, the symphony and cacophony of my days. I can’t wait to share my journey with you. So, here we go… Running after Rubies.