Now that I’ve started over, I’ve had a lot of people ask me, “Now what?”
What am I going to do with this blank slate?
It’s been about a year since the transition to “MiaCupcake” for my whole internet life began. I’ve been Mia Cupcake on social media since Twitter started, so it just made sense to align the blog with everything else for a fresh start.
But what the heck am I going to write about?
When I started writing my “About” page, it was a struggle to try and define who I wanted to put forth on these pages. Luckily, I have an amazing tribe of people surrounding me, and one of them (Heather, who is AWESOME) came up with this sentence:
My name is Libby, and I am an adventurous creator of opportunities.
Truer words were never spoken.
Every time I travel, I learn something new. I become a little different. This trip flipped my world upside down. I came in like a lamb and I'm going out like a lion. Special shout out to @kiamruiz and @tcabeen for hosting me and taking me to this incredible vista and saying "oh hey, do this pose on this space in front of this incredible sky." And instead of saying I can't, I said "hell yes." #cupcakeonthego #sunset
I’m the person who says “I have a few hours to kill, let’s go wander downtown Denver and see what happens” while at a conference and ends up playing in a fountain with a bunch of children while eating ice cream.
I’m the kind of person who makes friends with the bartenders when traveling for business and gets the good whisky.
I’m the person who says “sure!” when someone says “let’s go to Knotts’ Scary Farm” even though I had no idea what that entailed – and didn’t run back to the car when I discovered it was haunted houses and people jumping out and scaring me.
I'm pretty sure this is the best selfie ever. @angmbishop with the photo and the "let's take a random selfie in front of this yellow wall" trick. Related: I am easily startled sometimes and do not really like haunted houses, but I love my best friend and she loves scary things. And scaring me. #knottsscaryfarm #cupcakeonthego
I’m the person who plans their travel itinerary to a T, and then writes a plan B and inevitably ends up throwing half of it out the window when I’m actually traveling because we passed a pasta place that smelled so good, we had to try it.
I’m the person who gets to know their neighbors and mailman and FedEx guy so I can have chats with them when I see them.
I take the opportunity to create adventure whenever and wherever I can. And that’s what this blog is going to cover.
We’ll talk about my ridiculous footie pajama collection, and where I get to take them when I travel. We’ll talk about how I create adventure in my life, even though I’m a work at home single mom who sometimes just talks to the cat all day. We’ll talk about how I make my life a little easier so I can live my life a little brighter. We’ll chat a LOT about cooking, baking and food, because y’all know: food is my jam. We will talk a little about Disney, a little about nerdy superhero stuff, and probably a little about my cat.
We’ll talk about ways I’ve discovered to find my authentic self and let the doors open on my soul, because that, my friends, is truly the best adventure of all.
I hope you will join me on this journey <3