You know, when I started blogging professionally eight years ago, I gradually stopped telling my own stories. If you haven't known me for very long, well, I used to share a lot about my life online. Then, when SJ was born, I started sharing a lot about our life together. But when I became a blogger, I essentially started getting paid to tell other people's
stories, or at least talk about them. As time went on, I started getting clients who needed their
stories told. And poof! I became the cobbler with no shoes.
I mean, yes, I have this zine. But it's really similar to my blogging work. Meaning, it's more about putting a spotlight on the wonderful work I see from people in my community, and the greater community, than a personal space that looks at what I'm doing. What am
I doing? Telling other people's stories, like I said. Haha.
I'm a natural caregiver and it's second nature for me to want to feature good people doing great stuff. I enjoy it. But, as I close in on 50, l want to start telling my own stories again. I'm not entirely sure how that's going to look in practice, but I am a little obsessed with TikTok right now (I'm esp. a sucker for those #Imjustakid
videos). There is some serious creativity going on over there and it seems like a fun place to start playing with this idea of me telling my stories. I've really never worked in video, so the learning curve is steep.
Also, Animal Crossing
. My daughter's island was getting too small for the both of us, so I cashed in a bunch of credit card miles and bought my own Switch (lite). I have a big idea for *that* which I don't want to share just yet. But, I think it'll be super cool if I can pull it off.
And, in December, I bought myself a yearly subscription to MasterClass (MC). According to my account data, I've only watched 4% of their content which is kind of crazy since I've watched a fair amount. The one I'm really into now is taught by Ron Finley, aka "Gangster Gardener."
He's a-mazing and his MC has inspired me to start planting fruits and veggies in my backyard! ME
. I have, historically, had the blackest of black thumbs but I'm going to change that. In fact, it's already started
Will I have time for all these new activities? Yeah, good question. Honestly, my work-work takes up most of my days. But if I don't start doing new things, I'm never going to get to wearing new shoes and, believe me, this mama needs a new pair.