My internet life has been multi-faceted. I shop online, met my husband online and have had many-a-blog out there on the interweb. Over two years ago I started a wedding blog to help me organize my wedding info, record all my DIY activity and just really keep a constant visual aid regarding my vision for our wedding.
This really was the beginning of my growing love for creating themes and planning parties. Since I got pregnant almost instantly after getting married I didn't have too much time to plan anything like that. Nevertheless, I'm back in the game now. After Claire's birthday and Heidi's baby shower, I now get to help plan for my friend Karyn's baby shower. I get a tingle just thinking about the possibilities :)
However, planning my wedding was truly PAINSTAKING. I had NO idea what I was doing. And everything I did do for the wedding was probably the longest most arduous way of doing things. In many ways it still feels so hard when I try to craft or plan or whatever because I really don't know what I'm doing and I've never thought of myself as artistic. But, the more I do this sort of thing the easier it gets.
"WHAT IS THE POINT!?", you ask! I randomly decided to visit my old wedding blog (click here!) to see if it was still up. And it is! I was shocked to see that over 8,000 people have viewed it and in the comments section found out that one other blogger blogged about my wedding and that it was such an inspiration for her. Maybe it is rather insignificant but it just felt so great! People keep telling me that I need to do this party-planning thing for a living. I dunno about that; in my book group we talked about how sometimes doing what you love for your "job" can actually distort the thing you love because it's now something you do for money/a living. But I do know that I at least want to do it for fun and if anything as a way to show people I love them. I am, by no means, a pro especially in this day and age where there are so many amazing event planners/crafters etc. I'm not even a tiny fish in this sea....smaller than the tiniest. But...I do love it. More and more. It excites me and it's fun when ideas turn into reality and a reality that is pretty and wonderful! And even better when you can actually inspire someone else!