You may have noticed, if you’ve been around here for any amount of time, that this blog isn’t perfect and polished. It features mainly photos I take on my phone and don’t edit a whole bunch. Said phone photos aren’t always staged or framed perfectly (or, heck, sometimes they’re selfies!). I know I could spend more time taking photos and then watching tutorials on editing them perfectly. After all, there are tonnnnnns of bloggers out there who have FAR prettier Instagram feeds and lovelier blog posts than I do. The writing part (rather than the aesthetic part) is more my strong suit anyway.
But you know what? That’s okay. (I hope you agree!)
Not only is this blog something I want to fit into my life in a way that’s manageable for our family (meaning I can’t spend hours on making it shiny and bright and perfect every week at this phase of my life), but I also feel like this lack of perfection is kind of what curiouser & curiouser stands for. Here, you won’t find tons of sponsored posts that dictate my blog’s content. For one, I’m not a big enough blogger to get tons of offers, but that detail aside it’s truly important to me that my content be just that — MY content. You’ll see me tout brands from time to time, but when I do it’s because I’ve tried the product or service and feel good about recommending it to you.
When one of you reaches out to me to tell me one of my posts has resonated with you or helped you or inspired you, you have no IDEA how much it means to me. That is why I blog. (Well, and to document elements of my life, such as with my weekly Maggie Monday posts!)
As many of you know, I have many interests and participate in lots of activities. In addition to my job as a Marketing & Communications Manager (and my super important roles of wife and mama!), I write this blog, record The curiouser & curiouser Podcast, teach Pure Barre, am a Beautycounter consultant, and do freelance writing. It’s a lot, I know, and recently I’ve been spending time digging into WHY I love these activities so much. They seem pretty disparate at face value, but then I discovered the thread that joins them all: connection. With all these things, I’m building relationships and community and, to some degree, helping people. It’s amazing, and I’m honored to hold all these roles.
The point of this blog post is not to humblebrag, or to take shots at the bloggers who are attempting to perfect their idealized lives. (I love following along with those beautifully curated Instagram feeds, too!) This post, really, is meant to thank you for being part of the curiouser & curiouser community even though it’s not picture perfect (or maybe you’re part of this community BECAUSE it’s not picture perfect). I genuinely love connecting with you here — sharing tips, tricks, experiences, and insights I’ve learned, and learning from YOU in the process.
You’re amazing. And I love you. And appreciate you.
To thank you properly, here are a couple of not-nearly-perfect photos to wrap things up. (They ARE perfect though, really, aren’t they? That’s the thing about life so often…) 🙂