I’ve had a lot of ideas floating and forming in my mind over the last few weeks. That’s the thing about being a creative — there’s always something churning in my head. Sometimes those ideas come to fruition, and other times, they just disappear. It’s a blessing and a curse. But I digress.
In the last few weeks, I’ve been especially struggling with a burning desire to “do something big” with my blog, but not knowing which of my ideas to follow. After a much-needed talk with a trusted coworker, followed by a little soul searching, I realized which direction I needed to take. Isn’t it funny how just verbalizing your thoughts to someone willing to listen can lead you where you need to be?
In addition to having a lot of thoughts and ideas, I drink a ton of coffee, and tea, and other delicious beverages, but mostly coffee. I’ve built a good part of my audience around the Chattanooga food and drink scene and exploring places I haven’t been to yet. As busy as my weeks can be, it’s important to find time to have something to drink and turn my mind off as much as I can, if only for a few minutes. That alone time is key for good self care practices, among other things.
Introducing the Weekly Sip
Our lives are shaped by our stories, and in a way, by those of others. I’ve told mine in bits and pieces, but I think it’s time to go deeper. When we share our most honest and truest selves, we get to the bones of our messages faster and clearer. And that’s when the real magic happens.
I’m so excited to launch a new series I’m calling the Weekly Sip! It’s my attempt to share my story and truest message with y’all while sipping on some of the best drinks around town. It’s also a challenge for myself, to be more open and honest on the blog, something I’ve been challenging myself with for the last year. And who knows where else it’ll lead me. Maybe I’ll finally give vlogging a try? But as long as I can share my story and message with y’all and make a difference in your days or lives by doing that, then I’ll be happy.
Of course this is a new venture, and it will evolve as time goes on and I start writing these posts more regularly. But that’s the beauty of something new, to see how it changes and grows over time. Ultimately, though, if my Weekly Sip posts inspire you, comfort you, motivate you, make you feel anything, then I’ve done my job as a writer, blogger and storyteller.
We’re all in this together. If there are any topics or specific stories you would like me to cover, please let me know and I’ll find a way to cover it in a Weekly Sip post moving forward. I’m so excited to see where this goes, and even more excited for y’all to be along for the ride.
Let’s get sipping…? Is that weird? A little bit. Oh well.