Two relevant facts that contributed to me starting this blog in 2007:
- I’ve been a crafter/seamstress since I was old enough to walk, and I learned to knit when I was about six. When I was eight, I got in trouble in Mrs. Jackson’s third-grade class, because I was knitting while she was trying to teach long division. [To be fair, I learned more about math from crafting than from math classes. No offense, Mrs. Jackson.]
- In college, I wrote for the school newspaper, and I enjoyed it a lot more than any of my other out-of-class activities or my courses for my economics/political science degree.
I thought starting a blog would be a great place for me to explore those interests together. Plus, I was unfulfilled in my jobs [I had three. It's rough living in New York.] and none of the magazine editors I was pitching were taking me seriously.
Since then, I’ve moved cities twice, changed jobs four times, and lived in six different apartments. I’ve run an Etsy shop, recorded with a rock and roll band, and drank a staggering amount of coffee, beer, and bourbon. This blog has been a pillar of stability in an era when I was busy trying new things. And as I continue to try, I’m going to keep writing.
I write a few times a week about whatever tickles my fancy. This usually includes style, organization, and creative work, but it can also include writing about moving to a new city without losing your mind, being an adult about personal finance, learning new skills in seven easy steps, and accomplishing 31 new things in my 31st year of life. I also occasionally post limericks about fashion and pictures of my dog, who doesn’t care about becoming Internet famous [much to my chagrin].
By day, I work as a front-end designer and developer, working with businesses, nonprofits, and creatives to share their awesomeness with the entire Internet. By night, when I’m not writing here, you can find me drinking fancy [or decidedly low-brow] beer, making delicious dishes in my crock pot, organizing my closet, and learning more from The West Wing than I ever did as a political science student.