If you are here there is a good chance you know me. That means you know I’m twenty-something, have a sweet husband Andy, two little girls (Gwen and Remi), I have too many hobbies to keep track of, I’m allergic to all the good food, and I don’t like to take myself too seriously, So if you did not know all that, now you do.
About a year ago, I began keeping my thoughts in a journal. This was completely for myself and the freedom to just write. I was craving a creative space ever since I had graduated school. A lot of that drive came from the feeling that I NEEDED to be working and not wasting any time. Shoutout to DAAP for that. I had to train my brain to believe that sitting and watching gwen stare at her reflection in the oven while holding a spatula was not wasting time. Those were precious moments that I had the privilege of cherishing.
Once I had my head in the semi-correct place, I began the “project spiral.” That involved me trying a million different things and not committing to anything, but constantly getting bored and burnt out because I tried to make everything a business/hustle. I was annoyed with myself and was upset that I had desires outside of being a stay-at-home mom. A lot of my decisions were rooted in fear or the classic mom guilt. I came to a point of complete exhaustion.
A few weeks ago I heard someone say, “you can be multi-passionate, but the key is to find the one common thing that ties all your passions together.” ME. I am the thing that is the common denominator in all of my passions. I realized that I needed to create the perfect space for myself. Somewhere that I could share all these things that I do, but not do it for a target audience, or certain persona or client. A place where on one page I can discuss what toy Gwen put in the toilet that day and the next be an honest expression of my struggles with an eating disorder. The cool thing about all this is that every person who visits my space will find something, somewhere that they can relate to themselves. My hopes are that this sparks new conversations and relationships as I continue to share.
I should also mention before you go, I have no plans to give you any life altering advice or organizational hacks or anything of that sort. I simply want to share myself just as I would with my best friend. Real. Raw. Unrefined.