Thanks for joining me here… I am just going to dive right in or I may never make this FIRST post. My name is Brenda, I am a mother to two beautiful wild and what I like to call free range kids and wife of 12 years to an awesome, hilarious husband. I will do a little better introduction on my about me page someday…
This blog has been almost two years in the making and like everything, life has seemed to get in the way of starting it. Especially fear. I have had every excuse from working too much, my dad passing, to just being scared of writing and other people reading it.
What will people think?
What will people think of me?
Who am I to write a blog and think anyone will want to read it?
I am not a writer.
What if people think it’s stupid?
What if people correct my spelling and grammar?
What if it’s not perfect?
I’m a perfectionist.
Well, recently I decided that I just don’t care anymore what people think.
For too long I have lived my life worrying about what others think of me. But for some time now I have been trying to live my life how I want to and not by how others think I should live or worrying if others will judge me.
This is my life and you only live once (YOLO)… and if you really know me, you know that I have a “fuck it” kind of attitude.
So here goes, I am going to make these post as unflitered as the thoughts that I have and as real as my life.
I want this blog to document my messy, crazy and creative life; the adventure that I am on with my husband and kids.
When I think about it it’s kind of silly that I had so much fear of starting a blog and not being a writer… well I used to write.
If you knew me back in the day (the wonderful awkward years of middle school and high school) you would see me toting around a collection of sketch books and poetry books. I was always writing in a journal to express the many feelings I had growing up. And there were A LOT of feelings. I am an emotional person and I feel it all. Writing was my outlet and I am ready for it to be again. I may have not turned it into a career but here I am turning it into a blog.
I hope that this blog will be an outlet for me now. I want it to be the documentation of our journey through life, our successes and our failures, our creations and the things we have learned. I want to share the foods I love to cook, my do it yourself projects and my photography. I may post about my kids and my marriage because those are my purpose in life, but I want to focus more on the things that I create here.
I may not write properly and there might be a cuss word here and there… but I am just going to put it out there and hope that I am happy with that. It won’t be perfect but at least I am starting it and if someone is out there in the blogging world with any advice, feel free to send it my way. I am sure I will need it.
So here goes! Feel free to follow if you love to create things, to repurpose things, to cook, if you have children or are married, or if you’re not! Follow me if you have a love for living simpler or if you just want to see this hot mess of a life I am trying to live.
I will also blog about our biggest adventure yet, which has been downsizing from our big beautiful home to a small 100 year old farm house on a tiny acre. All so we could simplify our lives and reach a goal of being debt free in the foreseeable future. I am going to share the pure happiness that this change has given us and the tears and the struggles that we have had and are trying to overcome.
I will post too many photos and that is just who I am and how I like to remember things.
So feel free to follow me!
Peace, love & sunflowers,
“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears & your actions be louder than your words.” -unknown