Hi friends! Thanks for allowing me to share Asian-Pacific Heritage month with you. If you haven’t had a chance to look through those posts, please check them out.
Additional thanks for allowing me to take a week off last week! I know an email goes out to remind everyone there’s a new blog post, so I apologize for the absence of a post when an email goes out automatically anyway. Thanks for your patience – we all need breaks sometimes! In addition to running this blog, I also work full-time outside the home and mother two boys, ages 5 and 3. I am a blessed, busy bee with those happy responsibilities alone.
I wanted to update you on some changes coming to Messy Bun Mantras because I believe in being real and candid. Ready? I have officially started working on my next book. I have been dreaming and outlining and scribbling since January, trying to figure out what it is I want to say and what it is that God wants to say through me, and I am finally confident in the direction that my scribblings are heading. Book #2 is going to be a little different than the OG MBM, but still carry that having-coffee-with-a-friend vibe that made the first one so special and relatable. I’m excited to share more as I continue working on this project.
I am working with The Citrus Tree to set up a couple Saturdays when I’ll be at their market this summer with copies of my book and some other goodies. I’ve partnered with a couple local vendors to offer handcrafted tea, soap, and note cards – all of which can be found on this very website – but which I’m excited to offer in person this summer. More info on these “events” as I finalize dates, but I’m looking forward to meeting you!
I’ve spent just over six months working on this blog. I’ve gotten very involved with Instagram and with other mom-trepreneurs and have been quietly observing trends and feeds and trying to re-evaluate the purpose of Messy Bun Mantras (the blog and the brand).
The truth is, I don’t want to be like every other Christian/mom/wife/author blog that’s out there. While they are doing good things and reaching people who need to be reached, I don’t see myself fitting into that niche. I’m not a polished person…I’m just not. I’m messy and I make mistakes and I bounce all over the place and I can’t hide that and fit into a personality that I’m not. I believe part of the success of Messy Bun Mantras (the book) was my candor and vulnerability. I believe in finding beauty in the mess – that’s ultimately why I’m here, in your feed, in your inbox, or wherever else you might find me.
So moving forward, be prepared for more mess and more vulnerability. Bear with me, because if you read the book, you know I struggle with candor – the very thing that drew so many of you here.
I have a feeling that God is going to do great things in this space. Thank you, so much, from the bottom of my heart, for reading.