the not-so-everyday

New Site, Who Dis?

I want to punch myself in the face for the title of this first blog post on this new space. But the good news is that I will never do that again and you can breathe a lot easier now. Things can only go up from here! Yes, I could change it and forget it ever happened, but I’m treating this as motivation to writing at least 20 posts so that it’s completely buried and out of sight. It’s fueling my hate fire.


So. This is my new website. It’s clean with clean lines and I’m not sure I could love it any more than I already do. Clean lines are my love language. Clean lines and tacos. I’m more grateful than I can put into words for my dearest Sarah for not letting me get away with NOT doing this and for making all of this look so pretty. While we’re at it, may I take a minute to instruct you to find yourself a Sarah? Because you really should find yourself a Sarah. Your life will be a million times better for it. (Thank you for my new site, Sarah. I absolutely love it. And you.)

If you think it seems ridiculous that I would have another website, you are not alone. Not because there are tons of people reading this (it’s probably just you and my mom right now…and Sarah) but because I find it to be slightly ridiculous as well. This is, like, my 100th website or blog situation. But…I’m also pretty grateful to be landing here after all this time and the so many tries at finding my space. This is me. This is (internet space) home.

I’ve said that before. I’ve said that I’ve found my space on the interwebs. My place. And I wasn’t wrong or lying or mistaken. It was the truth in that moment. I’ve grown and changed and all roads lead to new websites? That’s probably not how any of this works, but I DO believe that we go through different seasons and change lanes and we write new chapters in the same book. Or new blog posts on a different website.

We can reinvent ourselves whenever we want.


I promised myself that I get to write whatever I want on this new and pretty website.

But that means I need to be brave enough to write whatever I want on this pretty new website. And I’m not always good at that.

I’m going to write about my faith here. I’m a pretty big fan of God and Jesus. They’re cool. I really like that part of my life.
I’m going to write about my family and my friends. Which, if I’m going honest, is one and the same. If you’re my friend, you’re family. SORRY NOT SORRY. I’m also REALLY lucky that my family are some of my favorite people and my friends. It’s good stuff.
I’m going to write about how much I love loving other people. I’m really annoying about it.
I’m going to write about how I feel about things going on in the world.
I’m also going to write about how I feel about the latest season of The Crown. And Stranger Things. I still have one of those things to watch so we won’t talk about that YET.
I’m going to write about my love for my husband and children and how great I think they are. (We already established how annoying I am.)
I’m going to write about things I’m learning. Out in the world and in the Bible.
I’m going to write a love letter to caramel corn and then write about why I really dislike Oreos except in cookies n cream ice cream. (It’s complicated.)


You might really like what I say one day and hate what I say the next and I really have to learn to be okay with that. It’s not you. It’s literally me. I’ve lived a life of caring way too much of what other people think and not enough about how I need to be true to myself at all times. Some of what I write (probably most of what I write) will be helping myself learn something or helping me figure out how I feel about something. It will be a messy work in progress. Just like most things.

But this is a start. Just starting is good.

Thanks for coming. I hope you’ll stick around.


Jill Mansfield, writer, Jill Mansfield writer,


  1. Sarah

    December 11, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Your website is so pretty AND you are wonderful

  2. b.

    February 24, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I LOVE this and YOU. I even love the title of this post.
    (but really…this site is so clean and lovely)

    1. Jill Mansfield

      February 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      I freaking love you. No but really.

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