This is a first blog post

When I started blogging in 2011, I was a confused 20-something who, in the midst of juggling grad school and a long distance relationship with the man who would eventually be my husband, decided to start a blog*. 

*Not this blog, another one called Approaching Joy.

That blog had horrible photography, recipes that would make Martha Stewart mad (undercooked homemade poptarts anyone?), and absolutely no real direction. That blog came from the whisper of a young woman who had not yet learned the power of her own voice and the amazing energy that comes from following one's internal compass. That blog never garnered massive critical acclaim but through it I met some amazing people who I now consider some of my most dear friends. That first blog post, through the crazy winding road that is creativity, lead to this first blog post, the first of what I hope to be many blog posts as an artist and mom and lover of love and community and kindness and creativity.

Moral of the story: Do that thing you want to do. It could be the thing you look back on in five years and say, "I'm so glad I did that."