I had a bee in my bonnet a few weeks ago, and decided it was time to rework our shared office/workspace so it felt less cluttered, so I asked Matt to build me a giant table to hide our filing cabinets and storage units, and a couple shelves to store yarn and fabric. I’m so happy with how it looks now, and I’m in there ALL the time.
Here’s the thing about me and my house: I know the way I do things isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s ok. My home aesthetics are personal to me. They make me want to work, create, live and invite others to join me in these spaces. It’s always evolving, yet stubborn. Deeply personal, yet ready and willing to offer hospitality.
My online spaces are the same way. They feel very personal to me, and make me happy to exist there. I know the work I put out into the universe isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. I am not everyone’s cup of tea. I had to come to terms with that in a real way before I ever hit publish on my first blog post, and especially my first YouTube video – the discomfort of being judged for things that are so personally gratifying to me.
I have been reflecting on that a lot lately, especially as we entered the new year, and how it can be difficult at times to keep steady, creating content at one’s own pace and in one’s own way without getting swept away in the momentum of expectation. But putting myself out there has stretched me in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. It has made me both more set in my ways, yet open to ideas. Self-protective, yet embracing of community, and it’s made me a whole lot more comfortable existing in my own shoes.
Or socks, as it were. Sport/dk weight, preferably, with a garter heel.