When I started this blog over three years ago, it was to promote the things I was making for my Etsy shop. The shop wasn't opened yet, but the plan was to get my name and items "out there".
I didn't think I would like blogging. I'm not a writer or ever wanted to be one, and I was computer illiterate. I just knew that me and blogging wouldn't get along. No one was more surprised than I was at how quickly I grew to love everything about blogging.
I'm still not a writer, but I've developed a desire to learn how to make my writing more interesting and compelling. Blogging has ignited the spark I've always had to learn photography. I've met some incredibly inspiring and talented people that I count among my friends. I hope to meet them in person some day. I've found some delicious recipes and learned how to make numerous crafty things. I've laughed and cried and reflected on life's ups and downs in ways I never had before.
My life has changed greatly the last few years. I've briefly touched on some of these changes in past blog posts. Now that I no longer have an Etsy shop to promote, I'm going to focus more on these changes and the journey to getting where I want to be. I will do my best to keep this blog on the positive side but I want to be real and honest even if it means each and every blog post isn't all sunshine and unicorns. After all, life is sometimes dark and crappy.
Some of the topics I'll blog about include depression, loneliness weight loss, diabetes, how I got to where I am and how I plan to move forward from here. My hope is that this little blog of mine will be a way for me to vent, be honest with myself, share my ups and downs, and document the successes. I also hope that by being honest, maybe others will find inspiration and encouragement along the way.
I will still share my sewing projects, grandma experiences, and all the usual stuff. I don't want you to think I'm going to go all doom and gloom on you. I hope you will join me on this journey I'm starting off on. It will mean a lot to me.
xo Annette xo