Well hello there! I know this seems like a weird post since I started blogging again recently, BUT I’m taking an intro to WordPress course and it’s one of my first assignments. So I figured why not write this post and then I can always use it later for my About Me page – now that’s what I call multitasking 😉
I’ve been blogging slightly on and mostly off for the last several years. I’ve gone through phases of writing in journals and then I decided I wanted to write for more than just myself. For one, I can get my thoughts out much more quickly when I’m typing, and two I actually tend to be more positive in my blog posts than I do in my journals. It’s nice to have a little bit of both – the journal where I can be unapologetically me and this blog where I can look at things from a different perspective.
I’ve never thought of myself as creative. I grew up in a creative household though (my dad is an architect, my sister was an editor of our HS yearbook, is a master of home decor, takes phenomenal photos and knits beautiful pieces among many other creative endeavors, and my brother painted) and then there was my mom and I. My mom is a beautiful soul, but I think I got my perceived lack of creativity from her. She’s an elementary school teacher so she, no doubt, is creative but when it comes to hobbies or arts and crafts my mom and I tend to freeze up. I like to follow instructions and am too worried about what people might think to try out different creative endeavors. This blog, however, has reminded me that I can be creative in my own right. It has given me a way to open up a little differently, and try new things in a controlled environment.
I went to school for Music Business, worked in the industry for a short amount of time, but kept finding myself in finance jobs. I now work at a tech company doing operations and finance and while it can be crazy and frustrating I ultimately love it. Working in the tech industry has been good for my fast paced but methodical mindset. We’re constantly solving problems, running into brick walls, but it is never boring.
As you’ll find out, I tend to write as I if I were sitting next to you having a conversation. Run on sentences will likely be common, and I tend to go back and forth between tenses (my mom hated editing my papers when I was younger!) I also use the 😉 as a little joking face, or to signify a light hearted comment – although it took my coworkers months to understand why I used it all the time. It can be hard to get across your tone in text so I try to use winky faces and italics for emphasis when I can.
I’m not going into this blog with any particular goal or topic in mind. It will be a free-flowing view into my thoughts from week to week. Sometimes I’ll share my own photos (remember when I said I wasn’t very creative??) and lots of times I’ll use photos from Canva or Pexels – takes the pressure off until I’m more comfortable with my own picture taking skills.
Want to know anything else? Just send me a message, leave a comment, like my post, and let’s keep these conversations going 🙂