Darcie Bakes //

Baking from scratch… because good things take time.

Obligatory “Hello, World!” Post

I guess it’s time to do the obligatory “Hello, world!” post of all new blogs. Being the over-thinker that I am, I couldn’t even think of what to write for this silly post that no one will probably ever read. Then I got the revolutionary idea that perhaps I should quit thinking so much and just start writing. Just pushing myself to start writing actually works, too – who would’ve guessed? [Beware: this post may be a novel. Haha.]

Okay, so. I’ve been hemming and hawing over whether or not I should start a dang food blog already for the past two or three years.

Every time I’d seriously consider it, my mind would become flooded with excuses: “I can’t think of a good, unique domain name!” “I feel like I fail at writing!” “My photos aren’t good enough!” “I don’t know how to design my website!” “I just don’t have time…” and finally, “I’m so not cut out for this… I’ll never be good enough.” 

… And the list goes on. But I’ve decided that it’s time to stop making excuses and to start doing what I have always wanted to do.

I’ve finally settled on a short and sweet URL that gets the point across. I’m definitely neither a writing professional nor a photography expert. But the whole point of this is not to be perfect; it’s to enjoy myself while improving on these skills. Also, despite the fact that I work with computers and information systems for a living, I’m not a web or graphic design expert. However, I know enough to know what I like and once more, I will learn by trial and error along the way.

In regard to the lack of time issue, I have to say that, to be fair, I was a full-time student who worked part-time in my field for the entirety of my college career. So yeah, I was busy. But now that I’m out of school, I really have no excuse. {Also, to any of you college kids who also manage a blog, I send you kudos.}

Finally, let it be known that I am a perfectionist. Like most people, I am my own worst critic. For the majority of my life, I’ve been plagued by the fear of “not being good enough.” After six years of college – which included lots of interesting [that’s the nice way of putting it] life experiences, some growing up and maturing, and even counseling – I finally got it through my thick skull that my self-worth is not about living up to a certain standard, or being “good enough” for some person or some thing. My self-worth comes from within, and while it’s commendable to want to constantly improve myself, I have to love who I currently am. Therefore, the “not good enough” argument is invalid.

To summarize: Hi, my name is Darcie, and I’m an imperfect human being! I’m here to work on my photography, baking, cooking, writing, and graphic/web design skills. But even more importantly, I want to enjoy these passions along the way and share my life journeys. After all, cliché as it sounds, life really is about the “journey” – not the destination.

If you’d like to join me, that’d be fantastic. If not, that’s cool too. Either way, thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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