Why the “Novice”?

Novice: “ -a person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation (Oxford).”

I’m all about trying new things! Trying new food, traveling to different places, and meeting new people. That’s all easy. But, in 2020, I want to challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone and try something I’ve been afraid to try- to put myself out there.

Have you ever put off starting a new hobby or paused before taking that leap for fear of what people will think? That’s me. It’s not the beginning part that’s hard. The hard part is becoming vulnerable and sharing with the world your progress (or lack thereof).

The tough part is admitting I’m new at something and that I don’t have my shit together. This blog is both a new hobby and an outlet for me to put my ideas and my writing “out there”. And, in doing so, maybe I can inspire others to just go for it as well.

Quotes to Live By

“It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“It does not due to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”


Let’s build something together.

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