Discovering Dash of Discovery

Maggie discovers Ireland

First and most importantly, I want to thank you for visiting Dash of Discovery. It may seem cliche, but I believe in gratitude. Thanking you for visiting this page is the least I can do. I hope that you will find this site’s information useful and come back for many posts to come. So you don’t miss anything, follow with Bloglovin.

I already wrote a quick bit about me for the site. Really, that is the “official” one. I thought I’d tell you a bit more about me and why I created this page. Here it goes…

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved writing. I can’t say I’m one of “those people” who relished the thought of writing a 10-page paper in college. But free writing is soothing and therapeutic for me.

I had an interest in starting a blog and a website for quite some time. I told my mom and her response was, “You love writing! I think that’s a great idea.” I chalked the support up to my mom just “being a mom.” (You have to love Moms. They provide unconditional support, but it can be hard to tell whether they think something a genuinely good idea or they’re just being the supportive mom.)

So I put the idea on the back burner and walked away.

After a few months, I couldn’t ditch the idea. I would constantly catch myself jotting down post ideas and mentally writing the outline. I knew it was time to propose the idea to another very important person in my life. I got up the courage and delicately pitched the idea to my fiance. If anyone would be honest about if I could really make this work or not, it’s him. He’s rational, logical, and always honest with me.

To my surprise, he answered the same as my mom and gushed support.

Still, I doubted. Why would anyone in Internetland want to listen to me? What sets me apart in the sea of amazing, established bloggers and savvy journalists? I’m not exactly an “expert” on any topic…

Before you whip out your tiny violins and close this tab because you think I have low self-esteem, hear me out!

It took me some time to figure out that I didn’t need to be an “expert” in a topic. I realized that I could write about my constant journey of learning and discovery. That includes both my successes and failures. I’m at a stage where life is changing and I’m learning how to navigate each stage.

I’m discovering:

  • How to transition from being a girlfriend to a fiancee to a wife
  • How to renovate a fixer upper
  • How to make a house a home
  • How to do things better, faster, and more efficiently
  • How to be a proud carbivore and adjust to cooking for a strictly gluten free (allergy), health conscious significant other (Spoiler: There are many, many tears and batches upon batches of very crumbly gluten free cookies)

I hadn’t realized it, but I was already well on my way to really rocking a lot of these things. What good is having all this knowledge, tidbits, and tips if I don’t share them?!

Eventually, I ran out of excuses why I shouldn’t make this site and just did it! Life’s about taking leaps of faith when people you love support you.

So, I give you my modest little blog/website– full of successes and failures, tips and how tos, strength and times of vulnerability. I do hope it grows into something of value for you and others. If any of the content makes your life easier, happier, or makes you smile, then I’m content.

I’d love to learn what interests you and what topics you’d like to see posts about on Dash of Discovery. Please leave a comment and let me know!

Can’t wait to take on this exciting journey with all of you.

xoxo, Maggie

Ps. I hope you give me a little leeway as construct the website. I can be a bit of a perfectionist and want this site to look great. At the same time, if I waited to launch until everything was flawless I might never launch it out of fear of imperfection. If you encounter any major bugs or broken links, please email me: maggie (at) dashofdiscovery (dot) com.

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