I started my blogging journey in January 2005. As most cliche tales go, I started it because I had just had a child and didn't want to forget a single thing about her life. I blogged at least semi-regularly up until late this summer when I just stopped because it didn't feel real or genuine anymore for me.
"So why start a new blog, Rachel?" you might be asking yourselves.
The answer is simply that I quit being fake. I quit being a product blog. I quit self-promoting and selling. I was sick and tired of blogging being work. I look back on my blog posts for the last two years and see a lot of promotion with no where near equal personal stories, truths and thoughts. Somewhere in the quest for design glory and internet popularity I myself became a product. Everything that I said was censored and combed over endlessly so that I would not turn off anyone who stumbled upon my blog. And rather than continue to be inauthentic, I chose to step away and stop being and doing something that I hated.
But I miss having a place to work out my thoughts, tell our tales of fun adventures and moments as a family and go on and on about what inspires me, what I love and what latest thing I can't get enough of. A place to share my art and passions and a place to bare a little of my own soul in.
That's what I want this to be. Real. Genuine. Authentic. Quirky. Random. Just me, my life, my thoughts, my stories and of course, my obsessions.
Keep me accountable ok?