Sometimes I get cynical. I question what I should share here. Sometimes I feel embarrassed and wonder, does anyone really want to see another detail of my everyday life? Nobody cares about your weekend. You took another walk. You spent time with your family. You don’t have big news to announce. You’re not working on an exciting creative project right now. It’s all mundane. It’s the everyday.
But then it gets more clear and I’m reminded that that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m finding beauty in the everyday. I’m taking our ordinary and I’m sharing it. I’m reflecting. I’m celebrating moments that are passing so quickly.
I work a few times a week in a cubicle. I sit in a lot of traffic. I dress my boy in clothes that might fit one more time (fingers crossed) and spend my days on the floor following him around as he explores every corner of our home. We try to eat healthy but too often end up with take out. We are regular. We are doing our best. But there’s beauty in that. There are extraordinary moments in the ordinary and gosh darn it, I’m going to find them.
I’ve been blogging for eight or so months now and lately, more than ever, I keep feeling a pull to share more that applies to my readers in addition to sharing my own everyday. What’s in it for you, I wonder. What can I offer you?
Cue cynical me again: What advice can you give anyone?! You’re not an expert on being a mom and you’re only an average designer.
But then that’s just it. I’m not a guru of anything, but I am an everyday mom. And maybe you can relate to me more because of it… because you are too?
I guess I’m just in the process of getting to know my audience. Am I talking to other moms? Should I talk to fellow designers? Should I pick up a new artistic skill and document my journey while I learn it? I don’t know yet… Who’s out there and what direction is this blog going? I guess time will tell.
In the meantime, I will keep sharing my everyday and the beauty I see there. And I will keep asking myself these questions and hope the answers turn up as I go. I trust they will.
And please, do tell me if there are things you would like to find here that would interest you. Thanks for reading.