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I am writing for the person who wants to be happy. I am that person.
More than anything, I want to write about how to squeeze the most life and joy out of every single day. That doesn’t mean deep inspirational writings. I’m not your life coach. I’m just some lady that wants to enjoy life, and I want to share what I learn with you.
Happiness doesn’t have to come from visiting Paris or getting that CEO job. Everyday delights might be even better because you get to feel them every day.
I feel a little giddy and accomplished when I open my Tupperware cabinet and it’s all organized.
Or I find pants on sale that make my waist look tiny and my bum look perfect.
Yesterday, I awoke to the tree in my front yard bursting with pink blossoms.
Those are the kind of things we need to notice and enjoy every day.
I have wanted to start a blog for over a year now. I love that I can set up my own website and write about anything I want. I have an exhausting, high pressure job. I’m also working on a Master’s Degree. I’m as imaginative as I am technical and my left brain yearns for some artistic expression.
Blogging sounds like the fun creative outlet I need.
I’m eager to share about cooking, travel, organization, personal finance…whatever I’m into at the time.
I have so many ideas, but I don’t know what to write first. I’ve been paralyzed with indecision about where to begin. I’ve been told that I need to pick a “niche” that I write about, like recipes or fashion or hedgehogs.
Alternatively, a “lifestyle” blog covers a variety of topics. That sounds more like what I want.
A lifestyle blog is like a magazine. I love (and still read) paper magazines. I’ve often dreamed of having my own magazine, full of beautiful layouts and useful content. With articles written in my voice, which is kind and calm and, well yeah, sarcastic.
A magazine full of real people, with real schedules, living real lives. Full, happy lives.
I have some knowledge and experience I’d like to share with my readers. I’m always learning, and I will share that with you too, for better or worse. (Everyone loves seeing a dramatic DIY “fail” right?!)
I chose my own name for my website because I’m not sure where my blog musings will lead, and I don’t want to be typecast by naming my site EllenMakesNachos.com or anything too specific.
I’ve read a few books and articles about how to buy a domain name, set up site hosting, apply WordPress and a WordPress theme, and much more. I did these first things, and I need to just get posting. If I wait until I have it all figured out, I’ll never get started.
Today, with this simple post, I’m jumping in. Hello World! Welcome to my blog!