I don't really consider myself a writer. I sometimes use more words than necessary to describe something. It takes me a very long time to write anything. I don't have a huge range of vocabulary and am not totally aware of proper grammar techniques like run-ons, so if you're a stickler for things of that nature, you've been forewarned. But starting this herbal venture pretty much requires me to do writing of some sort - product descriptions, class handouts, marketing etc. Even though it's a challenge, it's worth it. I'm realizing starting a business means doing things you wouldn't usually want to do, but believing in something so much pushes you to meet the challenge joyfully. So this blog is about me challenging myself to get comfortable and embrace the fact that I'll be writing a lot for this business. Here I want to practice the art of writing, talk about plants and things non-naturey, share awesome projects of other people and herbalists, talk about astrology because I'm sort of obsessed, maybe some political topics if it doesn't get too heated, and have this blog be fun and real and simple and effective, sort of like Doris. And now that I've laid out all my writing imperfections and aspirations, I feel more free to move on from here without some sort of facade.
So I'm piggy-backing on the 'Start.' title idea. And you know what? There may be a lot of things I end up copying from other people as I go along, and I'm gonna try and NOT feel bad about it. There's a lot of stigma around being a 'copy cat', beginning at the playground for most of us. For me personally, I probably wouldn't start anything if I was afraid because I wanted to do something that was inspired by another person's good idea.
Another fellow herbalist who inspires me to say it how it is and not really worry what people think: