(Note: If you haven't yet read my 'Compassion & Comedy?' page, then you might want to start there...)
Ok – let me just make one thing really clear from the get-go. My aim with this blog is not to amass millions of readers. It’s not to become some kind of ‘web celeb’. And it’s certainly not to make a fortune in advertising revenue.
Nope, I have a very different reason for opening up this little online space of my own. But before I get to that, let me first tell you what this blog isn’t:
1. This is Not a Food Blog
I am not a chef. Nor do I particularly enjoy cooking. Sometimes I do, don’t get me wrong – but most of the time, it’s just something I do because I know it’s good for me & those around me. I also pretty much hate following recipes & tend to make things up as I go along (to the great dismay of my fiancé when I completely fail to recreate that really delicious dinner I accidentally threw together sometime last Tuesday, while dancing around the kitchen to Fleetwood Mac). Having said this, I understand that as someone who eats only plant based food, people may be interested in what I eat. So, I will definitely share some ‘What I Eat in a Day‘ posts, along with plenty of meal ideas – but that’s where my food expertise will end. With that out in the open, I’ll leave the recipe creation & food photography to the professionals & stick to exploring my true passions. And making a giant mess in the kitchen. And dancing while I cook.
2. This Blog is Not About ME
I can’t stress this enough. I’m sure I’ll change the URL when I can think of a better name than simply my own. I’m the kind of person who is interested in a lot of different things, & I sometimes struggle to pin down just one passion to focus on at any given time. Marie Forleo calls this being ‘Multi-Passionate’. It feels a little more like adult ADHD to me at times… Therefore (due to this tendency to focus on 10 million things at once) this blog URL is simply my name for now, & apart from these ‘About’ pages, this whole endeavour is not about me at all. It’s about finding other people just like me. People who read what I write, or watch videos I’ve made & think:
“Whoah – this girl GETS me! And I get her. We’re like friends who haven’t met yet!”
It can be difficult at times to find people in ‘real life’ who I have this instant connection with. But when I do? Oh man, it’s the best feeling ever. And I know there are more of you out there!
So, I urge you – if you read through this blog & don’t love it – find another one that you do love. Life’s too short to be bored or uninspired! But if what I love is also what you love, and what I write resonates with you in some way, please stick around. And please let me know – comment, write me an email, reach out to me on social media – do whatever you can to let me know you exist! It will make me very happy! I want to bring people together here & I fully intend for some of these online friendships to spill out into the real world. I would rather have 10 kindred spirits read this than 10,000 passive browsers.
Still here? Wonderful! Just so you know what you CAN expect from future posts, here are the rules I’ll be holding myself accountable to with every blog post & video. Please feel free to give me a virtual slap in the face if you see me breaking any of these blogging commandments – I will fully deserve it.
So that’s it! Enjoy, comment, contribute. I look forward to ‘meeting’ you very soon!
Please continue the conversation below – I’d love to get to know you. But before you do, remember this: Debate is great, hatred is not. Think before you type. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama