“Tell me about yourself.”
“What defines you?”
“Why are you different from the rest?”
These are questions we have all been asked at one time or another, whether on an interview, first date, or those obnoxious first-day-back-to-school activities every student dreaded.
“Who are you?” is an inquiry that seems simple. After all, who really knows us better than ourselves? So why, then, does it seem just so difficult to find the right words?
Questions like these seem so closed and limiting as if there is only one correct answer. What if you don’t fit into a certain ‘type’ or description? What if there isn’t one specific trait that defines you, but a compilation of styles, interests, and roles?
Wife, mother, daughter, friend. New chef, home decorator, house-tidier, budget-keeper. DIY-er, fitness enthusiast, reader. Aspiring artist, self-care seeker, world traveler-to-be.
Do you check off multiple roles? Do you want to find happiness in ALL you do, no matter how big or small the task may seem?
Well, then you belong here.
… a software engineer (and self-proclaimed geek) was encouraging me to delve into his world and learn a bit about programming. I agreed, always ready to learn something new and draw closer to my hubby. “To be a successful programmer,” he told me, “you have to want to see the finished product. You need to be motivated about the project in order to see it through to completion.”
He gave me some time to ponder over what type of website I wanted to create and my mind couldn’t help but wander back to my teen-aged years. So much of my free time at that point was devoted to watching ‘vlogs’ (video-blogs) online.
Eventually, my three younger sisters and I tried our hand as well, sitting in a dimly lit corner with a small digital camera to record our clips. They were mostly corny and filmed in low-quality, but we had so much fun and took advantage of all the resources (any free editing programs I could find online) available to us.
Ultimately, as we grew older, we had less time to spend on that hobby, and our videos became nothing but a fun (and slightly embarrassing) memory to look back on. Those flashbacks solidified what was a whispered idea in the back of my mind: I wanted to blog.
And that, my friends, is how I ended up here.
If I had to describe myself, I’d use the words: adventurous, innovative, and ready to learn.
I like to craft. I like to cook (eat). I enjoy photography and endless window shopping and browsing bookstores and dreaming of all the places in the world of which I’ve yet to visit. I enjoy many facets of life and I want to bring all the helpful things I’ve learned along the way to you.
Most of all, I love to find simple joys in everyday life. Little things, like decorating a first home, cooking for a new family of 2 (or 3!), or staying stylish on a budget, may seem mundane to some. However, I’m here to show you how all of these aspects of life (and more!) can be fun, exciting, and even adventurous.
So, this is my lifestyle blog. My name is Lexis.
Who are you? 🙂
Cover Photo By: Marina Claire & Co.