Here I am!

So, let me give you the quick version of what you’re in for here… a little bit of everything!

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to starting a blog (who knew?!). So, as per my usual, I’ve done a lot of research, reading, and mulling over the ideas surrounding blogging for a couple years now. Each time I decided I was ready to start I found reasons (fears) to push me away. But here I am, giving this a try, so here are some things to know about this blog:

First, I was supposed to come up with a niche (something to focus on)… I didn’t. I don’t have one specific thing that I’m an “expert” at, or one specific topic that I am super passionate about. Actually, I’m just learning blogging as I go (as with all things in life) and I have a lot of passions. I am a passionate person about so many topics, and just really enjoy writing, so why not try to hit them all?

So the next piece of starting blogging was the name. I’ve never thought of myself as a person with commitment issues, turns out thought, I might be! This naming business was a seriously stressful task for me, and actually kept me from starting this blog for a long time. I finally called in reinforcements. Two of my closest friends and their spouses put their heads together to help me. Let me shoot straight with you, Garden of Heart was not our number one choice. The G Spot was choice number 1 because, hello… it’s hilarious!! Sadly, that domain name is already taken. (Now that you’re wondering what that domain name takes you to, go check it out. Disappointing, huh?!) We finally landed on Garden of Heart (more to come on this name later).

So, now I had a niche (or non-niche) and a name, but I still didn’t feel completely ready. Turns out though, the biggest challenge with starting a blog, as with most things in life, is fear!

I have played around with the idea of starting a blog or vlog or combo for several years but have never been brave enough to take the plunge. Until now! So, what was the sudden change? Life!

In the past few years my life has changed drastically. Some for the bad, most for better… far better (more of that to come later). With drastic changes in life, comes changes in self. I finally decided it was time to be brave, trust in myself, and take a shot on me.

So here I am. I’ve officially taken the plunge and started the Garden of Heart blog. Actually, this is hopefully going to be a seamless (hahaha yeah right) combination of blogging and vlogging. It’s going to cover the gamete of life; food, kids, exercise, random thoughts, raw truths… all of it.

I have no promises about this blog. I can’t promise it will be amazing and influential at the beginning, or ever. I can’t promise it will be anything life changing or paradigm shifting. I can’t promise consistency, although that is a goal. I can’t promise anything other than to give this my best, share myself with you, and BE BRAVE!

Thanks for joining. Can’t wait to share with you all!

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