I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. I’ve been thinking about who I am in this space that I’ve created – this little corner of the internet. What am I doing here? What is my goal? What do I want you, reader/ follower/ friend, to take away from the time you spend with me here?
I’ve been told by social media and online marketing coaches that it’s important to add value and to establish yourself as an expert in your field… which totally stops me in my tracks because I am, in no way, an expert at anything I’m doing here. I’m not an expert blogger, I’m not an expert builder, I’m not an expert designer – and I’m not pretending to be! That would feel dishonest – to you, to me, and to the heart behind Reclaiming Lacy. I’m not an expert, and yet I’m doing it anyways. I’m making mistakes and embracing the lessons I learn along the way.
Is that the value that I add? That I’m letting people in on the messy? That I’m not trying to be perfect in a world filled to the brim with seemingly perfect people in seemingly perfect homes with seemingly perfect lives?
I’ve been thinking a lot about what Reclaiming Lacy is offering. When I started this back in October 2020, I’m not sure I had a solid goal other than to tell my story and have a place to catalogue my thoughts as I find myself again. But now it’s grown in ways I didn’t expect and I want to be more intentional about my mission here.
Which begs the question, what exactly is my mission here?
While it’s true that I am no expert in design or DIY, I am, through years of experience, an expert at picking my ass up off of rock bottom. I have a whole lot of experience in putting in the hard work every single day and fighting for better. I have fought tooth and nail to heal my childhood wounds, trauma from my past, and the subsequent harmful self-belief that came from all of it. The commitment to show up for myself started in 2016 and I have shown up through the messy, hard, and painful journey every day since.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to lose the DIY and design aspect of this blog! That’s what I love! That’s who I am! It’s what excites me! I just want to be more intentional about letting my healing journey show through! I think I was doing that really well at one point and I’d like to get back to it. I want to be more thoughtful about sharing my heart along with these renovations. I want to be better about making the connection between the reclamation of my home and the reclamation of my life as they happen in tandem.
Ultimately, I want to make a commitment to show up here in this place more intentionally. I want to focus more deliberately on the heart and soul behind Reclaiming Lacy.