When I first started this blog, I intended it to be about my journey living a gluten-free lifestyle. I was constantly experimenting with recipes to create desserts and sharing them with you so that you and I wouldn’t feel like we were missing out on great food. I still do enjoy baking and creating recipes and I’ll continue to share my recipes, but my purpose for my blog has changed.
Sharing different parts of my life and interests on this platform with people I know personally and with those I’ve never met at all is intimidating. It’s worrying about whether or not I’ll offend someone or that I’ll come off the wrong way. Even the thought of knowing that someone I know is reading this right now makes me want to start this entry from scratch and say what I’m trying to say in a different way.
At this moment I’m sitting alone in a coffee shop with my soy capuccino writing this. Empty chairs surround me but there are sounds of clinking dishes in the kitchen. And I quite like it. Because even though it seems like everyone has something to do and accomplish, something to catch up on because they’ve run short on time, it’s okay to be alone, feeling like all you have is time and possibilities. It’s okay to be writing a blog entry that maybe no one will read because I have dreams and goals. It’s okay to be doing anything and feeling alone in the process. Because honestly, everyone has too much on their own plate to be worrying about where you’re going and what you’re doing. I’m not saying no one has an interest in one another, but we all have something we either want to accomplish or need to accomplish that nobody else can do but you.
Since moving to Australia, I’ve realized that this is the first time ever that I’ve not been surrounded by people whose interests are in line with mine. Since I was in kindergarten I’ve always had friends who inspired me. And I never knew how afraid I was to express myself freely and independently until I moved here. But I probably wouldn’t have known that unless I moved to the other side of the earth. It’s taught me to be more confident in my self-expression, whether that’s with people I meet or in what I choose to do in life. It’s still a learning process and sometimes it’s scary to feel alone in it.
So my goal for this blog is to help others battle the fear of self-expression and to create a sense of belonging. It’s okay to be constantly evolving in your mindset and desires. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes. I’ll be on the same journey with you, doubting every blog entry I choose to publish but posting it anyway.
I’ll be adding a couple different sections to this blog. Sections will include:
Recipes – gluten-free recipes, gluten-free tips
Style – vintage, thrifting, outfit inspo
Arts & Crafts – projects I’m working on, art that inspires
Notes & Books – stationery, reading, writing
Journal – travel, nature, deep thinking, self-care
I will also be sending out monthly newsletters (which I’ve been slacking on recently) to help inspire you. I aim to make it feel like a handwritten letter from a friend. We all like getting letters. So if you haven’t subscribed already you should do so soon! There’s a link in the menu to subscribe. I’ll be sending out a newsletter in the next couple days!
That’s all from me for now. I hope you’re as excited as I am about this new direction! Speak to you very soon xx