Back in 2007 I heard about this new internet thingy called a “blog”. All the cool moms where doing it. It was a revolutionary online space where ordinary people could share their cool hobbies and mom life with each other through the internet. This was back when Facebook was relatively unknown, and people were still using My Space. I was a new mother back then with a creative soul that was bursting to get out and share all my crafty ideas. So I was like, “sign me up baby!”
I had no idea that starting a blog would lead to so many wonderful avenues and self discoveries for me. Blogging changed my life. As a new mom with debilitating social anxiety I was afraid of everything, afraid to be myself, afraid of people seeing the real me, afraid of disappointing people, afraid of offending people, afraid of sharing any of my light incase someone thought I was just showing off. Writing and sharing so publicly with friends and strangers all these years has taught me that true connection with others and creating a fulfilling life comes through authenticity and living my best life on my own terms. In sharing about my crafts and mom life over the years, I found the courage to speak my truth and discovered a new-found passion in digital art. I later went back to college to pursue a degree in graphic and web design. And with the support of my husband and two little boys I graduated in 2013 with mad illustrator skills, two associates degrees, a 4.0 GPA and the honor of being the graduation speaker. Nailed It!
Living my most authentic life means leaning on my strengths of creativity, adventure, and empathy, while giving myself permission to be flawed and in a constant state growing.
I want to inspire others women to find their authentic life at home and in their work and to share the message that there is more than one way to be an awesome mom, wife, friend, and boss babe on this earth. We were given our individual sets of talents and strengths for a reason. Let’s edify and celebrate each others strengths, talents, and differences because when we come together powerful things happen.