Here goes nothing…11:06 PMAshley Jackson
So, when I started this blog I had no real idea where it would go, what it would really be about, what the blogging community was like, I really knew NOTHING.
The only thing I did know was that I was a stay-at-home-mom who just moved to a new state far from family and had no car to get anywhere and I needed an outlet. I just started replicating what I saw but doing it in ways in which I loved. A chance to express creativity and share it with anyone who might care?? Awesome!
Along the journey I have soaked up any and all advice and tips I could about blogging and how to grow your blog and how you can make a little money. I have dabbled in most every part and I knew I wanted a broad range of topics I could cover because I am interested in more than fashion, more than crafting, more than being a mom, I am more than just one thing. We all are.
But the truth is that when I started this blog I was in a weird place. A place of grief in a sense, an emotionally hard place, a place where I was running away from things, in many ways…I am still in that place. I have no idea if that has to do with the fact that I had so much change in my life all at once or if it was simply because I don’t like who I am and believed no one else liked that person either. I am still in process in all of that.
I used this blog as a place to push all of that away. A place where I could be positive and be encouraging, a place where I could be encouraged and this mutual appreciation took place. The blogging community is amazingly supportive and loving and I have made such great friends and met such amazing people.
And so many of you are so brave and vulnerable in your blogs, you put out every part of you and what you love and what you do. For some reason I got stuck in the thought that you had to either make money in blogging or blog from your heart, but you certainly could not do both. You could either blog about your struggle with faith, family and God or you could make a craft, but you couldn’t have both.
Yet, I am both. Many of us are. We are crafty, silly, fun, serious, analyzers, worriers, dancers, painters, moms and friends. I am happy and love creating in different fashions but I also think deeply and process life in slow (and sometimes painful) slow motion. And I want to include all these sides in my blog.
So this blog may take a turn. A turn into my heart.
I don’t want to give up the fun, inspiring, creative, or helpful posts I do here. But I also want to include my heart, my family, my loves, my joys, my pains. I guess, I want to include more of me.
Thank you for all of you who are already doing this, whose posts I read and appreciate so much for your rawness. People don’t relate to happy clappy, they relate to real, honest and raw people who have struggles and triumphs.
I happen to be one of those broken and pasted people.
Welcome to Eisy Morgan, the new chapter….