It has been a minute since I have written; by minute, I mean, probably more than a couple of years. I really let everything slide regarding personal writing once I started working at my job. I just didn’t feel as motivated to do my personal writing.
Then after I knew it, I was leaving that job for a new one. Still in marketing, but with better pay and honestly, more work that needed to be done. And again, I found myself in that spot of not feeling like like I wanted to write or had the time.
There was also trying to decide what niche I wanted my blog and Instagram to fall into. And yesterday, I had a moment of clarity. I don’t want a niche. Life doesn’t have a niche. Life is life. I know that is the “rule” with successful blogs and Instagram accounts. But to be honest, while I am huge at following rules, hello enneagram type 1 here, I am also really big on not falling into expected norms. I blame that on growing up as a pastor’s kid and not wanting to have to adhere to what people expected of me. Tell me I can’t do something, then I will probably do it anyway and do my best to succeed at it just to prove you wrong.
That being said, I love so many things, I don’t want to have to just write about my cooking adventures or DIY projects that I will probably start and not ever fully finish. (I really need to work on that.) Or my love of cats and mugs. I want to write about my life, my experiences, and my faith and how that affects everything. Frustrations and happy times. The fact that even though I am writing and creating posts, my life is not 100% perfect.
I am a 40-something-year-old who lives with my mom, hasn’t dated in I don’t know how long, has Rheumatoid Arthritis, grew up in the Tampa Bay area, spent several years living in Seattle, switched careers a couple of years ago, loves luxury designer handbags, has a mug addiction, is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan, loves watching movies, has a fascination with history and art, works in marketing, loves to cook and bake, has a giant cat named Barnaby, and loves Jesus.
So that is what you can expect. One post may be about an amazing recipe I found on Pinterest and the next might be about a crappy movie that I watched and can’t figure out how it ended up on the AFI Top 100 List. And this is why freygirlfrey is not just another blog. It is life. Specifically my life. And hopefully, some of the things that I write about will resonate with you, or at the very least make you laugh.
So, come along on my little journey as I travel this life and write about its ups and downs along the way.