Welcome to my online home…my couch on the internet. Grab some iced coffee from my fridge and sit here next to me and yes- please grab a handful of these chocolate-covered animal crackers. Because if you don’t, I will end up eating the whole bag without even noticing.
I’ve started many a’blog in my past and here is the thing that I keep getting caught up on, the thing that I can’t seem to push through: every blog that I’ve started and eventually “failed” at (if you can call it failing, asterisk here and we will talk more about failure later) has been essentially because I was trying to craft some sort of identity or packaged idea that ended up not feeling right. After a few months of writing under a blog name or idea, it would inevitably start to feel fake or forced or just off somehow. Finally it began to sink in that maybe (!) I should just leave the branding of a superfluous idea in the dust and just do me.
I’ve been a writer since I was a little girl keeping spiral bound notebooks full of adventure stories about mermaids and girls who rode motorcycles (complete with illustrations!) and that is who I am choosing to honor with this blog. I write- not because I always have something profound to say but- because it is who I am. I will honor that child of God who embraced the tools placed in her hands as easily as breathing and I will try to remember what it was like to wholeheartedly trust the One who made me perfectly.
I will let go of the pressure to try and make it anything more than it already is…a gift.
So, please come hang out with me when you need a moment to just chill. I hope the conversation turns in to one of those really great ones that make you laugh and think and want to keep talking!