May 18, 2016

Why 'Faith & Fancy' ?

If there is anyone who has been wondering where the name Faith & Fancy came from, today is your lucky day! This has been a post I have wanted to write for a while now, but I just haven't gotten around to sitting down and writing it. I know personally I am always curious about the meaning behind a blog name, so today I am sharing the inspiration behind the name Faith & Fancy. 

When I first decided to commit to creating a blog, I knew one of the most important decisions I made was the name I chose. A name is the first thing that people see when they read your blog, and it is obviously something you want them to remember. It needs to not only signify what your blog is about, but also needs to be an appropriate reflection of who you are, since at the end of the day you are the voice behind it all. I knew that if I wanted to take my soon-to-be blog into the future, I needed a name that would stand the test of time, and reflect my future self along with my present self. Needless to say there was a lot of pressure to find a unique, significant, and standout name!

Back in college I recieved a birthday card for my nineteenth (baby, I know) birthday from my roommate at the time. On the front of the card there was a quote that read, "She requires a steady dose of faith and fancy with a little mischief here and there for good measure." To this day I still vividly remember reading the card and thinking to myself that "wow, that describes me perfectly." Of all the birthday cards I have recieved over the last twenty-two years, this is still the only card that stands out to me and that I remember.

When it came to brainstorming a name for my blog, this quote kept popping into my mind, and as you all can see now it was the inspiration behind Faith & Fancy. I was worried at first that people wouldn't understand or that it didn't represent enough about what I would be blogging about, but I soon realized it didn't matter all that much. What did matter was that it perfectly represented me, and as someone who feels they are very true to themselves, I knew that as my blog grew and evolved with time, the name would forever be the perfect fit.

The word faith means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In all honestly there are a few different things that come to my mind when I hear the word. I think of having faith in God, and trusting his plan for me. I am also reminded to always have faith in myself, to never give up or doubt who I am or where I am going. Most importantly I try to always have faith that everything will work out. Things may not always be perfect but I truly believe with my entire heart that they always work out one way or the other. I have all the faith in the world that the good and the bad are meant to serve us and make us better. When you look up the actual definition of faith it is defined as complete trust or confidence in someone of something. This is exactly what the faith in Faith & Fancy represents - a complete trust and confidence in God, in myself, and in every situation in this crazy life.

Now lets talk about fancy! I whole lot less deep and meaningful as faith, but equally as representative of who I am. I'm quite confident that anyone who really knows me could say I like the finer things in life and I will not disagree with them there. I enjoy eating in fancy restaurants, dressing well, traveling, staying in nice hotels, etc, etc. In simple words, I like fancy things! I think if you work hard in life then you should be rewarded now and again! This is not to say that my entire life revolves around fancy things, because it by no means does (& is not the most important). Life is all about balance, but if being fancy from time to time brings you happiness, then I say go for it!

I hope you have enjoyed learning about the inspiration and meaning behind Faith & Fancy, and I hope that you can encorporate a little faith and a whole lot of fancy into your life! As always thanks for reading!

xo. G

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