So this post has been on my mind and heart for a long time now. But to say the least, it has been a busy few months. I have been posting over on my personal and now business instagram about this venture for a little while now, but its time to explain why I chose to do it, and why now.
On my way home the other night, I found my mind wandering [as per usual], and I was thinking about how much I’ve learned about myself from blogging. But broader and more important than that, I was thinking about all the bloggers I know, admire, and have connected with in the past 4.5 years. I think we all have some very distinct qualities because we are bloggers. Maybe we had them before, and channeled them more with blogging, or maybe blogging really showcased these things for the first time. Whatever way it is, I think all bloggers in some way, are all of these five things…
This discussion is stemming from an absolutely WONDERFUL book I read this past week, which is Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave. It comes out this summer, and you MUST pick it up! I won’t spoil anything about the novel, but I WILL tell you that at one point they discuss that sometimes you rush to grow up, you choose what you think is the right path, but you are really just doing it to be done with worrying, to rush growing up. In doing this, sometimes, you make the wrong choice. I admit, I did this. For my full time job, I in no way do what I love. Sometimes, we can’t. But, there is always a way to compensate. Here we talk about some of those ways!