It has been a long time coming. Start blogging, they said. Make a website, they said. But make sure it’s something you can be passionate about, not just something you think you can write about.
I’ll be honest. I first contemplated starting a blog 3 or 4 years ago. I was going to target kids, or parents of kids, anyway. A continuous story line, lovable characters, and links to child friendly game sites. This was long before I had a child of my own. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that every story has to end.
So, the idea faded.
Fast forward to present day. My son is 2. I work full time. My husband works full time. And all I really want to do is actually stay home, with my baby. Because he’s awesome! While my work is flexible, and allows me to work from home when he is sick, or when he makes me sick, they don’t actually have a work from home policy, and so it’s not something I can do all the time. I started looking for what work I could do from home.
I can type rather quickly, and accurately. And even tried transcription. But wanted something a little more mentally stimulating.
I considered proofreading, because I love to read, and subconsciously proofread everything anyway. But, again, kind of mind numbing. Because you have to read differently when you’re looking for mistakes. And you don’t get to pick what you’re reading. Where’s the fun in that?
And then I saw blogging, and started to rethink.
I am known around the office for my baking. And cooking. I never bring leftovers home from the pot lucks. And I always share my recipes. These were birthday cupcakes for our office manager. Aren’t they pretty?
I get compliments on so many of my clothes, and, when asked where I got them, get to say “This? I made it.” And jaws hit the floor. “Are you serious?” they say.
I made some burlap wreaths for Christmas, as gifts. Coworkers were utterly amazed. One got auctioned off to raise money for one of our programs. The other was a door prize at our Christmas pot-luck. Both have little battery operated LED twinkle lights (not visible unless it’s dark).
And Madly Making was born.