By on July 18, 2017

I have been sitting on this blog for about a year now. I think about it all of the time, and get excited to work on it when I have the time.

This blog is far from feeling ready to me. But today I am pressing the big scary Publish button because I am also a work in progress and want to show myself some grace. I am finally comfortable with the fact that no matter how long I put it off this blog will never be perfect, and I will never feel less scared about sharing it.

One day I plan on having a recognizable and cohesive photo editing style, a strong voice in my writing, a specific direction and purpose for this blog, a kick ass bio that chants STEPH! STEPH! STEPH!, etc. etc.

But for right now, this is it. This is me! A work in progress.

P.S. Being vulnerable can feel so awk.




Professional lover of stories, the harmonica, goats and burritos. Constantly daydreaming about living in the country, ice cream and decorating. Inspired by beautiful writing, the PNW, Beyonce and kindness. I'm guaranteed to have hearts in my eyes when the lighting is just right and am totally in love with my beau named Beau, who I found in the middle of fall, my favorite season. I sleep in my makeup, grew up on grunge music, embrace imperfection and am pretty excited about the gift of waking up every morning with choice to kick butt and love every minute of this wild ride.


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