Hi my name is Marissa and welcome to my blog. I started blogging in April 2016 as a way to not only share my creative ideas but also as something for me to look back on and see where life has taken me. When I first started blogging I didn’t think about others reading what wrote, I just sat down and wrote. I had no plans for the future of my blog and just took it day by day. Now I realize that blogging is a way for me to connect with like minded people. I love creating things and being able to share what I do and my ideas with other people makes me happy.
I have been a creative person since I was a child. My parents Jen (my mom) and Mike (my dad) got married and many years later I came along. I was born and raised in a small town with not a lot to do. When I was younger I found creative ways to keep myself entertained. I was an only child until I was five years old when my sister Kaitlynn was born. I hated her. She cried all the time and took up all my moms attention but as we got older I learned to love her, plus she stopped crying. Then when I was seven my youngest sister, Makayla, was born. Up until four years ago she was my minnie me and I hated it. Doing as a stereotypical little sister did, took my stuff, got me in trouble and wanted to do everything I did. She annoyed me to no end but when I graduated high school and left for college I realized how much she truly loved me and I love her.
I attended public school my whole life and never rode the buss. I could walk to every school I went to. I attended elementary school till fifth grade. Thats where I realized art was my favorite class. I started sixth grade in middle school and also joined the choir and orchestra that year too. Choir ended that year as well but I stayed in orchestra until I graduated high school. I played the violin. My senior year of high was definitely the best. I took so many classes the first three years that when I became a senior I had one class left to take, English. So I filled the rest of my schedule with orchestra and art. I took four art classes that year. Three advanced art studio classes and an advanced photography class. I was also a straight A student that year. In 2013 I turned 18, graduated high school and successfully completed my first semester of college as a photography major. I completed another semester of photography and decided to change my major to early education. I stuck with that for a semester before I changed my major to undecided. I stayed undecided until I had taken all my general education classes and could either choose a major or quit college. I never quit. So I chose to get a Bachelors degree in Organizational Supervision. It was a fancy was of saying business management. A quick two years later I graduated college on December 17, 2016.
I graduated less than a month ago and honestly it was the most exciting and scariest time of my life. I was so excited because all my hard work had finally paid off but at the same time I was terrified. I was starting a new chapter in my life and I had no idea where it was going to take me. My last semester of school I started working at my families furniture store in the office. I was offered a full time job when I graduated and could work there till I found another job. What my family didn’t know was that I wasn’t looking for another job. Im still not looking. I have been learning so much about the business and myself that I plan to stay where I am. I enjoy my job and that every day I have something different to work on. I have been promoted to managing the social media as well as helping with other advertising. I also work on the sales floor and have been learning a lot about our products. When I am not busy with either of those I am cleaning, decorating, and keeping busy. There is never a dull moment at the store. Along with working on the store I decided I wanted to ‘work’ for myself. That is why I decided to start my own blog and relaunch at the start of 2017. I have been working so hard on my blog these last couple months and seeing how far it has come already is a total pay off. Along with my blog I create youtube videos of the crafts I make for people learn for there as well.
My Other Interests and Fun Facts
I like think of myself as an old soul. This is because I am often told I act much older than my actual age. I am 21 (next week I will be 22). I have many skills and talents that other people my age do not have and this has been the case my entire life. I have always made friendships with people much older than be but eventually they drift away because somewhere in societal norms, it is strange for a 30 or 40 something year old to be friends with a 20 year old. It doesn’t bother me though. Now I have my blog where I can share my ideas and connect with like minded people. Hopefully if you are still reading this you are one of those people.
I love learning new things particularly ones that involve using my hands. I can’t stand just sitting and watching tv. I have to be moving my hands as I watch or else I feel like it is waisted time. When I was young, I don’t remember how old, my baby sitter who at the time was an elderly lady taught me how to knit and to this day I still know how. I am not amazing at it but I can knit simple things when I want to. I have also taught my self to crochet which I prefer more than knitting. I enjoy a variety of crafting styles though and I often find myself extensively exploring one area before moving onto another. I always come back to it at some point. Along with knitting and crocheting I know how to sew which I learned how to do when I was nine. It comes in handy very often. I also know how to use power tools for woodworking. There are many more styles of crafting I know how to do and will go more into my crafting credentials in a post later on.
I hope this helps you to get to know me a little better. I am positive you will continue to get to know me more as time goes on. If you would like to see more posts like this and about things going on in my life make sure to stop back next Wednesday. Also feel free to leave a comment of any other specific post of information you would like to see.