I don’t believe I have officially introduced myself here yet – and I wanted to share with you a little bit about my story and my why for this little blog.
First of all, if you would have told me a year ago this is what this would be, I probably would have laughed at you. I had dreamt of this for a long time, but I was scared. It may seem silly, but I stuffed a lot of my creativity after graduating high school and moving on to college. Life happened quick for me over the past ten years. In the span of ten years I managed to graduate high school and college, get married, start a career, start a family, grow a family, move said family and renovate a home. Not much time to feed my creativity during those years. So many other people and things starving for my attention caused me to keep pushing my need to write down, further. But when that desire began to bubble up again this past year, I knew I couldn’t stuff it. But it wasn’t going to be easy.
Honestly? I was terrified of what people would say about me sharing parts of my life so publicly. Not to my face, but behind my back. The words played in my mind were ugly. That and the fact that I was terrified it wouldn’t be good enough.
Hello, I am Anna and I am a complete perfectionist. It’s crippling sometimes.
And it held me back. Fear held me back.
So fast forward to today – I obviously took a huge leap of faith (in my mind) and just did the thing. That’s right, I just did it. I started this little blog and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for being brave. You know what else? It feels SO fulfilling! Like I’m becoming who I was designed to be. Writing about life, decor, design, motherhood, and everything in between.
Today, I want to share my mission statement with you. As a part of creating a vision for this blog and communicating to you, my readers, what you can expect here.
I hope you’ll feel inspired to cultivate beauty in your own mind, body, spirit, and soul when you come here because I believe we begin to thrive when we allow the beauty in.
Thank you for being here. Thank you for supporting this little dream of mine.