Writer. Life Enthusiast. Forever Learner. Traveler. Change Seeker. Blogger. Speaker. // Inbound Marketing Consultant at @
CSSCenter – Partner of @ Hubspot //
That’s my Twitter bio. Oh, if only the dreaded “About Me” page could be that short and sweet. I mean, I’m in charge here so I guess it could be, but I also have this untamed need to provide an accurate (albeit lengthy) description of who I am and what I’m doing here. So this is my attempt at just that.
I’m a writer.
It took me a long time to actually be able to say that because I always thought you had to be a published writer to have the audacity to call yourself that. But the fact is, writing has been a huge part of my life since I learned how to do it. It’s the one constant in my life, the never-fading passion that I’ve always had, and I think I’m half-way decent at it. I love to write. I have to write. Which is what brings me here…
This is my blog.
This is my personal blog and it’s a very personal space. It takes a lot to put my thoughts and feelings and experiences out into the world — free for anyone to see — because I always have that fear of rejection or judgement looming over me. But I feel, and I know, it’s more important to share our unique stories with the world because that’s how we connect with others. That’s how we learn and grow and find kindred spirits.
This blog isn’t about drinking great beer or creative writing tips or what it’s like to leave your entire world behind and move across the country — it’s a blog about ALL of those things and more. You see, I’m not a niche kind of girl. I am constantly, if not somewhat obsessively, partaking in new adventures, learning new things, joining classes, attending seminars, trying new foods, meeting new people, and the list goes on.
The name “Simply Do” just made sense because it has kind of become my motto on how I live my life. I like to do. The more we do, the more we learn and take in everything this beautiful life has to offer.
I’ve always loved this word. It’s defined as “a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.” Yep, that about sums it up. I am a passionate traveler. I don’t travel as far or as often as I’d like – but it’s a huge priority in my life and it always will be. But beyond traditional travel, I also have a strong, innate desire to grow as a person, to experience new things, and to enjoy life to the fullest in every possible way. My biggest fear in life is settling. Settling into a common life with little risk, little adventure, and too much of the same things and people.
Therefore, that’s what you’re going to see a lot of here…
- Personal Growth (forever learning, personal growth, admitting to my mistakes, and my quest for a non-conventional lifestyle that is both fulfilling and authentic to who I am)
- My Adventures (from skydiving and bungee jumping to beer making classes and learning HTML)
- Experiencing and Indulging in Life (eating, drinking, traveling, loving – you know, the important things)
So, that’s part of my story, but just like everyone else there’s a whole lot more to it than that. But I don’t know how to put it all down on paper because I’m still figuring it all out myself. Hopefully this is a good start at least:
I love to be inspired and I hope to inspire others.
I thrive on learning and trying new things.
I’m an adrenaline junkie and I like to get dirty.
I also have no filter – well, in person especially. I’m wildly inappropriate and there’s nothing that makes me uncomfortable. I hope one day to entirely breakdown my online writing filter and bare my whole self to the world – fart jokes, f-bombs, and all.
I think too much but I act often.
I plan, I to-do list, and I over organize.
I take a lot of pictures – I don’t want to ever forget.
I’m an extroverted and social ENTJ who also loves to be alone.
I really enjoy a good meal and totally get off on trying new restaurants and types of food.
I believe friends can be your family. And family is everything to me.
I value honesty above most everything.
My motto in life is “try everything twice”.
I thrive on chaos – the good kind.
I struggle with silence.
I over schedule my days, every day.
I am slowly but surely learning to shake off the years of social norms we are taught to accept as truth.
I believe in myself. I believe in others.
I want to be the best possible version of myself that I can be.
I’m an optimist.