Caravan Sonnet: Caravan Sonnet... the meaning behind the blog title

9/7/15

Caravan Sonnet... the meaning behind the blog title

About two and a half years ago I shared a little bit about the meaning behind my blog title, "Caravan Sonnet" and today I wanted to share a little bit more. I have received emails asking about the blog title and also a few emails addressing me as "Caravan" (hahaha) so I wanted to share again about the meaning behind the blog title.

To be truthful I have blogged on and off for a number of years on other blogs that I started but for a number of reasons "the season" for those blogs seemed to come to an end within less then a year. Perhaps, I never truly felt connected to those blogs? Or perhaps I created a small niche and couldn't grow? Whatever the reason it seemed that those blogs were not meant to stay.

In the fall of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 I knew that life was changing in many ways (moving home, the plan to concentrate on graduate school only, taking a year off of teaching) but could never have imagined the radical ways that it would truly change (not able attend school, not able to work, health declining, becoming bed bound, relationships shifting and changing, an Advanced Late Stage Lyme diagnosis on top of M.E., and then Cancer on top of both of those diseases and then later on other health complications!). 

As time continued I knew that in addition to working on the book that I am writing I needed a way to process through things that were going on, keep friends & family up to date, and to have a way to "escape" on very difficult health days. A new blog seemed like the perfect fit. I was also looking for ways to improve my writing and to connect with the "outside world". I could never imagined the rich community that I have been privileged to find and to be apart of and the lovely bloggers who I am blessed enough to call friends! What a blessing!

The name "Caravan Sonnet" was truly a reflection of my life and also of what I envisioned for my life. I loved the idea of having a name that could grow and change with the course and ebbing of time. I loved finding bloggers who had been blogging for years and reading how their lives changed throughout the course of that time. It is like looking into a good book isn't it? *smiles* Because of this I wanted a name that would grow with me and the adventures that were going to be apart of my life and those that I was currently living. Because of this I combined letters of my first and last name to come up with the name "Caravan" (I have always loved this word and have used it throughout my life instead of the word journey... I think it is the "Brit" in me *smiles). The word "Sonnet" came a little later and it was equally as perfect to me as I am a girly girl at heart who loves creating beautiful word pictures and inspiring others to live a beautiful life. The word "Sonnet" to me has always appeared as a pretty word and it spoke of hope and color in difficult times. And so that is how the name Caravan Sonnet came to be. 

I do believe that it has been a perfect fit for me now and love the aspect of growing with the blog throughout many different stages of life. Thank you so much for reading and for following along on this beautiful caravan that I am on! 

I am curious! How did y'all pick your blog name and do you feel that it has fit you well throughout different seasons of your life?

8 comments:

  1. Love your explanation (and love the name)...wishing you well....Helen (iwillbloom.wordpress.com - I hopped across from Blog-tember again!)

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    1. Thank you so much Helen!! I was excited to check out your blog as well and be your newest follower via bloglovin!! :)Thank you again for taking the time to comment and stop by my blog!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)
      p.s. I wanted to email you back but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect with you more in the future!

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  2. I have always loved your blog name and the story behind it is just lovely too! I have always loved the word sonnet too! I'm totally a girly girl..and when I hear the word sonnet I think of poetry or Jane Austen! :) thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Aww thank you so much Faith for your sweet words and for stopping by! :) I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one who is a girly girl and loves Jane Austen! :) I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you again for stopping by!
      Blessings, Rebecca :)
      p.s. I wanted to email you back but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect with you more in the future!

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  3. Beautiful meaning behind the blog! You have such a resilient and faith-filled life amidst some really hard trials. It is so inspiring. And that you would use your blog to encourage others through their own difficulties (and create a platform for others with Lyme Disease and cancer to be able to process what is going on in their own lives) is so self-less and beautiful. Best wishes (and congrats) on your book!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an incredibly thoughtful and sweet comment. Your comment was truly a blessing and an encouragement to my little heart!! Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to connecting more with you in the future!!
      Blessings, Rebecca :)

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  4. Your blog name is beautiful! It's so romantic!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Lorey!! It is so kind of you to stop by and take the time to comment!! I hope you have a wonderful day!
      Blessings, Rebecca :)
      p.s. I wanted to email you back but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect with you more in the future!

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