Yes, I am a noob, a noob to blogging, fashion, being a mom, and crafting. But that’s the point of this right? Maybe we can all work together to not be so noob-like. Okay okay, enough with that word. I’ll stop.
I contemplated blogging about 3 years ago when I moved from WI to TX and was pregnant with Ez. I was job searching, but who wants to hire a pregnant nurse really? Come on. I was frighten of blogging though…putting myself out there, people reading about me… but what clicked this year was: The internet is indeed a scary place. People can find out whatever they want to know without you even having a blog. Thus, I might as well blog. LOL.
Anywho, I must not have thought things through because once I signed up, I panicked and quickly wanted to delete my not yet even published blog. I thought, who could be more boring than me? and besides, I have no photography skills. I mean, I had a nice Olympus pen EP3 but after 3 years of ownership, I have only used the auto setting…. I am a poor poor photographer and I must strive to change my shameful ways. Soooo, hopefully as you follow along, my pictures will get better and better. Please keep me accountable. LOL. (Beautiful pictures are a must. You all need something pleasing to look at!)
Talbots shirt (on sale now!), Delia’s shorts (old, similar, similar), Kenneth Cole Reaction sandals, Seiko watch, Morgenthal Frederics Titanium Claudia Shades, Icing Glitter Stone Flower Stud earrings
As for fashion…. gurl, I never even heard of most brands out there or know the proper terms to call some trends. To clarify, my family were refugees. I was born in a refugee camp. My parents had no education and still do not speak much English til this day. They raised 8 kids on minimum wage. You’re talking to a girl who grew up on Goodwill and Wal-mart clothing. I only got two new outfits a year when it was back-to-school (which wasn’t an issue as I barely grew and my mom tends to buy clothing that’s a couple sizes too big anyway). But getting older, starting to work, having an income, I have access to more choices. Not to say that higher prices and designer brands are what they are hyped up to be but saying that one must take everything into consideration when purchasing an item rather than just, “Yay it’s cute and it’s on sale!”
As for being a mom, I thought I had it down. I mean, I have tons of nieces and nephews and so, I went in knowing how to take care of babies, how to bathe, feed, etc… But being a mom is so challenging physically, mentally, emotionally, etc in all ways possible. I recently watched a video by BuzzFeedVideos where The Try Guys try on pregnant bellies and one of the men states, “The hardest thing about being a mom is loving the thing that’s ruining your life unconditionally.” It’s a funny way to put it. Babies aren’t necessarily RUINING our lives perse but they do cause us to prioritize many things before ourselves. For once in my life, I had to be responsible for someone else… and I’m raising an adult…one that I want to be a Christ-loving, God-fearing, productive member of society. That’s such a challenge! Especially when all they want to do is NOT listen and their favorite word is “No.”
Lastly, I am getting into way too many hobbies. I see something and my thoughts are automatically, “That’s cute. I wanna make it myself!” Thus, I am building up my craft supplies but they are sadly in large boxes or bags….looks more like a mini landfill in my house rather than a craft corner, but it’s in the works. Currently I have crochet and knitting checked off my list (though I am still learning all the time and improving) but I have listed sewing, embroidery, jewelry making, painting, and the list keeps growing. But we’ll learn together shall we?
Life is a process and so is learning. You learn something and then you learn better ways of doing it was well. Experiences and exposures change our outlooks all the time, old habits are abandoned, new habits take over, old preferences forgotten, new tastes develop. We are such fluid creatures.
I am so excited to be a part of this online community of petite women! and hope to be as helpful to others as they have been, and continue to be, to me. 🙂