I started out with an illustrated photo as my profile picture.
My sister was my only reader for 6 months. She is an amazing sister and she commented and encouraged me – and I was a terrible blogger.
I met the most amazing brands, I found a bit of my voice.
And I found an incredible community of friends and kindred spirits.
I started to feel a bit more comfortable sharing a bit more about me.
and a little bit about my family.
And I took tiny little steps towards big goals and dreams
along the way.
I could never have imagined the incredible things taking those first steps would bring.
The little house that could if you will.
Because along with the cobwebs and broken windows-
I saw something special in that shell of a house.
I saw our home.
and then renovated again.
I shared a personal post about dreams and chasing them and taking baby steps and more baby steps.
Between you and me- I faked confidence quite a bit.
But the more I blogged, the more I stepped out out of my comfort zone
the more I found myself.
And then one day
I was ready to step out from dancing behind that curtain
and dance on the stage.
a dream landed in my mailbox.
showed me so much about myself,
how it helped me to find the confidence to be myself and follow my heart
and how as we renovated that house – it helped me to grow and find myself.
And to dance on the stage instead of behind the safety of the curtain.
s the day that my first book French Country Cottage is released.
trying to find my footing in the world
to baby steps and big dreams
and this incredible community have brought
Thank you for being here celebrating
this dream come true with me
and for encouraging me to dance on that stage.