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I don't consider myself a writer (although, after 3 years writing on the internet this is debatable) but I AM a maker. I make plans, I make crafts, I even make dinner, sometimes. I like the thrill of a new idea and the satisfaction I feel when the project is completed. The tricky part is, half way through, I panic that my ideas aren't good enough. And how do I know when a project is 'done?' Do these colors even go together? Ugh, what am I even going to do with this (insert any random craft)? So, I avoid trying new things. Crazy thing is, when you stop practicing a skill, like making, you never get any better at it. I've learned the more I make, the stronger my creative voice becomes. I don't think that practice makes perfect. I believe practice makes better.
So, WHY parties? And why a blog about parties?
- Parties are a great reason to make things. I love crafting and I'm pretty sure tassel buntings are part of my love language.
- Parties include other people. Connecting with others does not always come naturally for me and when I feel sad/anxious/overwhelmed I turn inwards. Inwards can be lonely. I have to make an effort to reach out and tell people how I really feel, and include them in my experience. Because, to live authentically, you have to remove the layers and be vulnerable. It's hard, but it makes things so much better.
- Parties are FUN. Food, friends, drinks, decorations, and cake? Sign me up.
- Parties tend to take place around life events: birthdays, graduation, marriage, babies, etc. I don't want to wait until "someday" to experience the joy that comes from these events. As an adult, I want to celebrate all the non-events, and holidays, and milestones, in my own way, and create my own traditions. And I'm starting now. By throwing ALL THE PARTIES.