With all the new members in this community, I thought this would be the perfect time to share a little about myself and this blog with a fun 18 things for 2018 style! First of all, Hello!! I am Erin, content creator here at A Welder’s Wife!
A Welder’s Wife was established in December of 2015, as a way to document my journey to downsizing. Along the way, I developed a love for the minimalism community and made that my focus. The journey to decluttering and figuring out what simplifying life meant was a bit of a travel. It is not necessarily something I think anyone can completely master, but the evolution of my journey has unfolded greatly.
A little over two years after starting this blog, there is nothing I enjoy more than helping others live a simpler lifestyle by means of decluttering and living each day with intention. Starting next month, the focus of A Welder’s Wife is expanding to focus on how to live a simple lifestyle through a minimalist’s perspective. You can still expect many of the same posts from me, but the expansion is going to include things, such as DIY recipes, farming and gardening, and more decluttering advice.
I think this expansion is going to benefit everyone within this community get back to their natural roots, and give everyone an opportunity to try some new things! I have wanted to share this part of my life with you for the longest, and not really sure why it has taken so long to do so. BUT I am so excited to step out of my comfort zone to bring you content that is going to be simple, actionable, and a better experience!
Okay, let’s get to the 18 things!
18 Things About A Welder’s Wife
1 // The blog name comes from being married to a man who loves to build things via welding. I wanted something simple that puts focus on the everyday wife.
2 // A Welder’s Wife was meant to be an online journal. I did not foresee the growth it would have in these couple of years. Nor was it my intention when starting this blog.
3 // I value the experience of downsizing and the lessons it has brought. However, I do not wish to remain in a 600 square foot studio style apartment for forever.
4 // Gardening brings me a great peace and joy that I never thought possible. I prefer my husband stay out of it and allow me to tend to it alone.
5 // I have a passion for raising animals, and sometimes prefer them to humans. 😉
6 // We have a flock of chickens that I love dearly! When I get home from work, they all come running to the end of their run to say hello. [You will be seeing more of them soon on the blog!]
7 // My grandmother is my best friend and the person I call to vent to when I need to relax. [She also returns the favor.]
8 // My husband and I met when we were 14 & 15. It was love at first sight, and we knew we were the one for each other.
9 // In 2016, I admitted that I had a fear of success. For 2017, my goal was to overcome that fear. Now in 2018, I can say that I no longer have a fear of success!
10 // I admire women who get all dolled up for the day, everyday. I wish I had that drive, but somewhere along the way, I lost it.
11 // I invested in a fancy camera to be able to show you more of the world I love. While I am a totally newbie, I am trying to be a quick study.
12 // I am a through and through introvert, but I can wear the mask of an extrovert like no one’s business. This reason alone is why I think I enjoy writing so much.
13 // Believe it or not, I am naturally blonde. However, I enjoy having brunette hair much more. May not be very minimalist to a lot of people, but it is something I enjoy too much to change.
14 // Shopping is awful, and I think that is why my wardrobe is so small.
15 // A big goal I am working towards is paying off our land, so that we can build our dream house. [If you are interested in more details about our reasoning, comment below to let me know!]
16 // I could not imagine having a better spouse who supports this community [in a silent way], and encourages me to dream bigger than I could ever imagine.
17 // Change is not cool, but it is the only constant to life. I am still learning how to deal with that.
18 // I suffer with anxiety on a daily basis, but the Mental Cleanse Challenge, Kiara at Blissfully Brunette and I put together, has helped tremendously in decreasing its effects.
So now that I have shared so much, I want you to share something about yourself! It does not have to be a full 18 things as I have done, but if you do, I may become your biggest fan!
Monday’s post will be a bit different. Sarah at Loving Little Dixie and I are trading blogs for the day! She has written a post that you are going to be very inspired by, and I would appreciate any love that you could leave for her in the comments. The content I am sharing over on her blog may also intrigue you, so I will be sure to provide a link for you to check it out, as well!