Hi! My name is Avery and I am so glad you’ve come across my blog. I am launching this blog to document my personal journey to catering to my creative mind and to taking more time for myself. It’s a commitment to exploring creative living, de-stressing, doing the things I love and sharing it all with the people I love.
I am a former journalist, always a writer, a new small business owner and student of mindful living. In my basement nook I am a quilter, a crafter, a scrapbooker, a Gilmore Girls fanatic, a collector of buttons, glitter and sparkly pipe cleaners. I live in charming small town Ontario with my loving husband and neurotically adorable German Shepherd. The river is my lifeblood. Nature is my sanctuary.
Before I started writing I made myself a Blog Contract. When you write lots of content and post it online it’s easy to get caught up in the woulda-shouldas. This is my guide going forward for what to post, how to approach everything I post and a reminder of all the things I don’t need to worry about.
CHOOSE POLKADOTS CONTRACT
I promise to always be genuinely me. To not over-edit. To be happy with ‘done, not perfect’. To not be afraid of what other people think. To do it for fun, not money. To help guide people to find their own creative path, but also to make it about my own journey. To practice what I preach. To share realistic interpretations of life. To acknowledge imperfections. To point out mistakes. To relish in lessons learned. To not stress out about creating content. To enjoy the process. To grow as I go. To share the wonderful bits and pieces that inspire me. To share positivity. To be okay with what is. To love every minute. To feel creatively free. To choose joy, laughter and polkadots at every turn.