i used to share more of my personal life with you. the first 7 years or so yal saw everything, from my cats’ birthdays to home projects with brian meares, from making t-shirts to starting furbish with my mom, goodwill, gucci, doritos, donkeys, teepees, trips to target, eggs benedict, bookshelves, baby showers – i put it all out there.
but now i stop myself often, because i think ‘well this isn’t what i used to do. so i don’t want to look like a douchebag’.
here’s what I just realized – i haven’t been giving yal near enough credit. i can’t imagine you’re still the same as you were when you were reading my blog 10 years ago. like, you haven’t changed at all…? give me a break – i’m dumb.
you probably want to read some different stuff now. you’ve seen some things, been through some stuff, lived life and you’re way less concerned about my douchebaggery than i am. you’re dealing with your own i imagine.
with that realization we both just made together, let’s proceed, and be ok with doing it a bit differently?
we’ve changed. so i’m gonna try to be more honest and open, because writing makes me feel good. having this blog makes me really happy – i feel connected, inspired, it feeds my bratty only-child ego, it allows me to create, it gives me a reason to keep being curious, and more importantly, a platform to share what i find out, which is really at the center of this social media thing we all do these days. we just want to share our lives with others, with the hope of connecting.
LORD HELP I JUST READ THAT AND I SOUND LIKE I’VE BEEN ON MUSHROOMS IN A NATIONAL FOREST WITH GLOWSTICKS AND A CROCHET TOP ON. i don’t know.
so… the blog’s gotta be for chatting right? because we can’t do that over instagram. we can look but we can’t discuss. let’s plan to do that here.
we’ll talk real life what’s happening. and of course we’ll still look at pretty things to judge, buy, want, move around and generally motivate. full disclosure, i continue to do a little affiliate linking and ‘influencing’ on the blog, and that does generate revenue, so the plan is to just maintain a regular clip with that. if you’re severely turned off, holler and i’ll twerk on it. it’s important to have your feedback on that.
and we are shooting more real raleigh features. i have 3 or 4 lined up, and they’re consistently awesome – i remain to be surprised at the gemstones i’m finding in the coolest people’s homes here. it’s good for me. i’m awfully crumdgeonly about raleigh sometimes, so being challenged to seek out what inspires me here is a great practice for me. and i’m constantly surprised at the goodness i discover.
sidenote here – real raleigh coffee table book. holiday season time. do you have interest in that if you’re in raleigh? if you’re not in raleigh? do tell.
alright – enjoy the rest of this rainy memorial day. the schnauzies are asleep with boredom, the house smells like mildew and all i want is anything with ranch dressing all over it.