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“You’ve made the front page! Two photos! You look great!”
Is there a better message to wake up to than these words from your sweet Dad? Thank you, number one fan. 🤍
Growing up, Dad used to tell me and my sisters “don’t do anything you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the newspaper the next day!”
Well Dad, I did a thing! And this one feels PRETTY good to be on the front page today!
To my new friends following along, welcome! Thanks for being here.
I love that you’ve found me for Homebody’s big grand opening week.
However! You’re seeing my chapter ten without watching my first nine.
If you’re reading this, wishing your life looked differently, here is my advice:
Take the first step.
Scroll back to the beginning of my Instagram. I’m pretty sure I caught the attention of an impressive 12 people…and for a while, the only comments were from my big sisters.
Not many people knew back then, but I was taking little steps towards my dream.
Step one: Create an Instagram account.
Step 2: Share things I love doing that make me feel like home.
Step 3: Giggle at myself for having 20 followers.
Landing on the front page of our local newspaper did not happen the day I made chocolate croissants and shared my first post to a dozen followers on Instagram.
Hear me. I am still on my journey! I said I’m at chapter 10, not 100, remember.
Take the first step. Then step again. Take a step when no one is paying attention.
Step when it feels uncomfortable. Step when it feels pointless.
Every little step, every little detail is creating the dream you are destined for.
You are worth it!

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