Moving forward. Advancing. Growing.

Sometimes it seems the entirety of human existence can be summed up in one word: progress.

We strive to progress as a culture, as a nation, as individuals. We look for progress in our educations, in our careers, in our mental, emotional, and spiritual lives. 

It's been pretty quiet here at School of Home over the past two months. Harper and I have been struggling with our own ideas and visions of progress. There are moments when we've felt swamped by everything we are trying to accomplish. There are moments when we've felt elated at the prospects that lie ahead of us. And there are moments when we are honestly just treading water, embracing the status quo and not really moving in any one direction.

For me, personally, one of the things I have missed has been the creative outlet that SOH has provided. A chance to write truly for myself. An opportunity to build a brand that embodies what both Harper and I hold dear - living through learning.

In an effort to give ourselves a bit more structure around here we are going to start exploring new themes each month. April's theme is progress. Over the next 30 days we'll be sharing what progress means to us through a variety of mediums. We'll also ask for your thoughts on progress, so please join in the conversation here on the blog, on our Facebook page, and on Instagram.

In the meantime though, I'll leave you with a quote from Frederick Douglass that seems to sum up a lot of what I've been experiencing lately:

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."