Well, now that I have that off my chest, I believe I can now continue to get to the point of this, my first blog. I will follow the steps of the gazillion bloggers before me and use this first blog to introduce myself, and tell you why I am starting this endeavor.
If you peruse through my brand new website for my business, you will learn that I am a graphic designer who is married to a great guy, we have two beautiful daughters and I live in the Chicago area. I’ve been designing for 20 years, blah, blah, blah…
What you will learn from reading this blog today is that I am an avid crafter and a total crochet nerd. You see, I simply have to have constant creative outlets.
You’ll also learn that I am a Girl Scout leader and very passionate about working with my troop. Often my co-leader and I feel like we’re herding cats, but we all work together and the scouts come up with some pretty fantastic results.
Why am I telling you this? Well, it kind of shows another side of me that I find helpful for business and a great reason to have this blog. I love working with people and sharing what I know and what I learn. I’ve found the results to be positive when I do. I like to be a part of, or dare I dream it, a catalyst for, bringing out the magic in people. As you will read throughout the website, I like to work with people, helping them tap into their “inner designer” to bring forth an image that thrills them.
I named this blog We ARE Where We ARE When We ARE. I live by that philosophy. It makes life (and work!) liveable. A blog takes on what is happening at the moment – when and where we are, right? I’m here and now and I’m writing in the moment, as who I am…right now.
Mainly, I plan to use this blog to share about various aspects of graphic design with my readers. It’s everywhere, you know. Anything you read or look at, that isn’t made by God, is designed by someone. Actually, God is the ultimate designer! OK, I’m not gonna get all religious on you. I’m just saying that design is everywhere and whether you’re an entrepreneur, an author, or simply someone who wants to share some news with your friends, loved ones, customers – the world – you’re going to experience design. I’d just like to share some thoughts in that vein.
Naming the blog as I have, I also give myself license to indulge in opportunities, from time to time, to share thoughts that may nave nothing to do with design. Hey, I am where I am, when I am, right? I promise, I won’t spout opinions about politics or religion, so you can rest easy, OK?
Please feel free to suggest topics for me to write about when you feel the need. You are where YOU ARE, when you are too. (OK, I kind of want you to read this blog too and that might be a good incentive.)
Thanks for taking the time to indulge me by reading this first entry. I hope you will find this and future blogs interesting, useful and maybe even entertaining sometimes.
OK. That wasn’t so scary after all. Why was I so afraid?? Well, again, I was where I was, when I was, right?