Why I Started A Blog

Seems like a crazy thing to do, right? I thought about and thought about it for years, of course.

And then my main hustle tapered off for a bit, so I found myself with the time and energy to actually dive into it. There’s a lot to learn when you start out, and a lot of work to get a new blog off the ground.

People had told me for years to do it. But I always had that feeling that it wasn’t a real thing. And of course, impostor syndrome, or at least a version of it. I’ve always talked myself out of it with the notion that everyone already knows this stuff, or at least could figure it out easily if they wanted to.

And then, I just decided to believe that I have something to offer. That not everyone spends their free time dreaming up things to make with that amazing skein of yarn, or how to show off a beautifully weird air plant, or all of those cedar rosettes littering the ground, or what to do with an old bleach-stained tablecloth, or slightly old strawberries?

I love making things, and like most people I have my own particular flavor or aesthetic. I want to share it with you, because maybe these things will make you happy too, even if only for a time. Or maybe we can start a conversation or a community — I love inspiring and being inspired by other makers. Sharing the things we make with others spreads that happiness out into the world. We need more of that.

It seems crazy to start a crafting and food blog in 2019. I’m doing it anyway. Maybe I’m crazy, but I have to try. Wish me luck.

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