Hi! You can go ahead and start calling me Mel because we’re about to get pretty intimate around here!
I think this is where I’m supposed to sell you. In a few short sentences I am supposed to convince you that I’m worth subscribing to. That’s a lot of freaking pressure, okay? I’m not a professional blogger (yet). I don’t drive a Yukon (yet) and, in fact, my two little cars are basically fighting for dear life. I don’t own my own home (yet); I have a decent sized two bedroom apartment and I am okay with that… for now. I work part time, I have two kids, and I am planning to marry the love of my life in just 23 days! This means I’m dog paddling these days to stay afloat. Have I sold you yet? Don’t I sound like a prize?
Why should someone follow me? Sheesh. What a question. If you like raw and real, I’m your girl. If you like crafts, rants, fashion, family, and food, you will 100% find those things here. What you’ll find the most of though is empowerment. Not too long ago I hated myself. I didn’t feel worthy, special, beautiful, or love-able. Did you just read that? I didn’t feel like someone could love me. That’s awful. I still struggle, but I am so much stronger and so much nicer to myself which has made me so much kinder to the people around me. That’s why I write. I want to be the CONSTANT reminder that you are allowed to feel things. That seems simple enough, but so many people become ashamed of simple truths: failure, laziness, ability, SADNESS. If you don’t know the secret yet, I’ll just tell you now – all of those things are normal and EVERYONE experiences them.
If you take one thing away from this sales pitch to subscribe to my life, let it be this: It’s my hope that by being fearlessly (and fiercely) authentic, I inspire you to be yourself. I want you to embrace life on both the good and bad days. Mostly, I want you to know that you are not alone. We all struggle and it’s just about damn time we stopped being ashamed of it.
I’m glad you’re here. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s vibe.