Ever have one of those days where you’re off, you’re excited because you’ve worked your ass off and you have been WAITING for your day off to get stuff done. You wake up at an early hour and you scrounge up food for breakfast as you’re going over all the things you want to do this day: grocery shopping, laundry, hang with some family, get coffee maybe… and then BAM! Three hours later you are knee deep in your computer and papers and books with your SlingTV playing reruns of Holiday Baking Championship on because you decided to take the leap and create a new blog.
That’s how my day is going thus far:
It’s been almost three years since I’ve opened WordPress, since I seriously thought about blogging again and it’s scary and exhilarating all in one. I have a degree in print journalism and had the hopes of becoming one of those internet sensations with my plus-size fashion blog I had in college. Back then it was “blog this, blog that, connection, connection, blog, blog, blog” until it wasn’t. My brain just sort of shut off with the creative flow and desire to write like this. I’ve thought about it every now and then, wanting to just have a place to write, to share my ideas and projects I’m working on but so much about blogging has become so business-like that I kept thinking “too broad, no niche, no one would care!” And right now, I know I’m typing this to a blank audience, there’s probably not that many people interested in this little blog right here, but that’s not going to intimidate me anymore. This blog is as much for my audience (which I hope to gain soon) as it is for me.
I think it was Mean Girls that coined the term ‘word vomit,’ but it’s exactly what I think when I want to have a space I can just spill my guts on to whoever is interested in listening. A place where I can hopefully learn a bit from my readers and what they’ve gone through and just have some fun writing again. So, I’m throwing out my internal rule book and just having some fun with this blog and I hope you’ll be entertained by it. I came to the realization recently that I’m one of those people who doesn’t really understand that what I say or how I say it actually comes off as funny, so maybe I’ll be your little comic relief from a crazy day. You’ll have to let me know.
So that is where I’m at, spilling my guts out on the floor of my amazing (but in need of sweeping) living room floor while binge watching Holiday Baking Championship while also preparing a mental shopping list. It’s not pretty, I’m still in my nightshirt and my foot is going numb, but this is me. And I hope you’re ready to …call me Capretti!