In the past several weeks I’ve been having a bit of an identity crisis with what’s going on here at The Dirty Floor Diaries. What am I? Who am I? What interests me? Where do I want this beast to go?
The truth is that I KNOW who I am. I KNOW what I am. I KNOW what interests me, and I want this blog to be a true reflection of my passions.
I received an email from someone asking what my niche is. Truth is, I don’t know. Niches feel like boxes to me and when I feel boxed in or confined, I shut completely down. I know that the email came from a place of caring and it has really sparked a fire to do things “right”, but must I have a niche to appeal to more than just my husband or close friends?
Why the crud do I HAVE to have a niche anyways? I’m not a niche of a person, I’m an anomaly of many different things. I’m a girly girl who loves dresses but likes to get dirty. I love sports and telling dirty jokes. I’m not afraid of who I am, what I look like, or the fact that I just don’t fit inside any one box.
So why should my blog fit inside one box?
In keeping with my eclectic mix of interests, The Dirty Floor Diaries is hereby declared a blog about Confidence in All Things. Let’s just go ahead and call it a grab-bag blog where I exude and encourage confidence in the kitchen, in style & fashion, in food, and in health. And where I bear my soul, and my curvy body for all to see so that they too may walk confidently in their flaws.
There’s my niche: Confidence.
If you don’t like it or if it confuses you, you’re lucky that there are millions of other blogs on the internet that might better suit your needs.
But if you’re looking for a blog that makes you feel good, is honest with you, and encourages you daily to find confidence and live in it, you’re absolutely in the right place.
The Paleo Meal Planning isn’t going away. As a matter of fact, I’m expanding on it to include monthly meal plans that use only one cookbook, as well as a guide for people who aren’t quite sure if the lifestyle will suit their needs, or for people who are overwhelmed and just need a place to start. People need to have confidence to know that they are capable of living healthy lives and drastically changing the way that they eat. Without that confidence, they might not succeed so it is my mission to help them find and walk in it.
I’m adding more fashion in to the blog at the encouragement of several other bloggers and influential women that I have met in person the past couple of weeks. I do my own thing, I rarely follow trends, and I shop on a dime. Plus? I like comfort, and I’m considered “Plus sized” – not to be confused with “Fun Sized” – Which ties back in to the whole confidence thing. I think it’s important to love yourself no matter what size your jeans are, and to walk with that confidence always. It’s sexy to feel sexy, and it’s OK to carry yourself that way. A woman whom I consider an extremely savvy, sexy, and confident business woman told me this weekend that sexy just comes naturally to me. Hearing that from another woman makes you feel good and helps you learn to walk in that confidence. But to hear it, you have to believe it first. Let me help you bring your sexy back.
I will still speak candidly about my relationship with The Workaholic and encourage you to find confidence in your relationships. Without confidence in your significant other, you’ve got absolutely nothing.
I am going to be homeschooling The Muffin for kindergarten and first grade, so I will likely be talking about that in the future. I’d be lying if I said I was confident in my abilities as a teacher for my head strong daughter, but I am hoping that you will help me find some confidence in this area.
I will be adding more recipes to this space. I am not the most confident chef, but my family (including my 5-star restaurant manager husband) compliments my original recipes each time I stick my nose out. There will be a lot more of that going on. Thank you for sticking with me while I find my confidence in the kitchen.
And last, I am going to begin shooting with my DSLR more often rather than my phone. I am an artist, I have a great camera, and I am going to walk in the confidence that the more I shoot, the more beautiful my photos will be, and the more appealing this space will become to you, you, and you.
If you’re here for the first time, welcome. If you’re returning and are confused about what the heck is going to happen in the future in this space, please don’t be. Just join me on this journey to confidence, where we can honestly address our flaws in all areas, but walk in the truth that we were perfectly and flawlessly made.