11.28.2012

my first post...

hello there...
 
it's been awhile since i first attempted this blogging thing back in 2008... it is something that i have wanted to do for a very long time... i keep talking about doing... and then never do it.  how many of you out there do the same thing?  i know i let the fear of failing at something hold me back...  it is a flaw of mine that i need to work on... so while i'm working on that, please bear with me...

a few introductions...
this is me... angie


this is my oldest daughter... maizie
 



this is my youngest daughter... marina


 i have been married for 13 years and love all things creative...
 

for several years after being married i worked at a regular job and once maizie was born, i began oopsie maizie, making handmade children's clothing and accessories... i did this for several years and loved it (i still love creating things for children) however, i had the bright idea to go back to college... and once i did that my creative side took a backseat to my homework... so here i am... 38 years old and back in school... it is always something i've wanted to complete for myself... i'm going for early childhood education (because i love working with children)...
 

however... i am struggling with this daily... what am i really meant to do with my life? being a great mommy and role model to my girls is most important to me... i am the happiest when i am being creative with them and i have to say with the schooling, i'm feeling that my creative side is being stifled... i'm trying to plug along because i want to be a good example to my girls by finishing what i've started... but boy is it hard...
 

i thought that starting this blog again may be just what i need to help with my creative side... i can post pictures of projects that i do with the girls, share ideas and pictures of things that i create with all of you and hopefully inspire others to share what makes them happy, too... just a little place of my own to share what i love, daily life, and some of my favorite things with all of you...
 

so there you have it... my first post... wasn't sure what to really write about but i didn't let that hold me back... and i'm not going to let the fact that i'm not crazy about my banner/background
(something i need to figure out as i go along)stop me from posting this... and i'm not going to stress about the fact that my photo is in sepia and not coordinated with my girls pics... (see, this is what i mean, letting the fear of something not being perfect hold me back)... i'm working on it... baby steps... we all have things we are struggling and dealing with... don't we?
 
i hope you'll come back and visit me here!
 

have a happy day~
angie


 

5 comments:

Amy said...

Yeah!! So happy to read your first post and leave you a comment ;)

Amy said...

Go Angie! You have a gift and I'm glad you are sharing it with the world, friend.

Robyn said...

Inspiring post. I just started a blog to be my creative outlet and have enjoyed it so far, but there are always those nagging insecurities, so this post was a great reminder for me.

-Robyn, rufflyribbons.blogspot.com

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Welcome back Angie! Thanks for linking up to my special About Me Pity Party last week. Just go for it. Post whatever you want, whenever you want and enjoy the ride. xo

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks to all of you for the encouraging words... they really mean a lot :)