It’s been forever since I’ve updated, I know.
But I haven’t been neglecting this site on purpose; in fact, I’ve been really thinking about my own personal growth, as well as the evolution of little space on the web that I’ve made into my home for the past four years.
When I first started this website, I wanted a place to chronicle my days as a First Time Mom. This space was an outlet for me when I was lonely, and yet never alone; and when I was simultaneously bored out of my mind and completely overwhelmed. Through this experience, I have been able to connect with so many like minded women, who just like I did, felt the weight of new motherhood difficult to bear.
Somewhere along the way, I found a new hobby – Calligraphy, and really began to fall in love with it. It gave me a mindful, artistic outlet that was separate from my obligations as Mom or Wife. It was just what I needed. And somehow, after a year or so, from this hobby of mine I was able to start a small side business. People trusted me to create for their important events, for their own small businesses, and also to teach them how to get started with lettering as well. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do something I love as a small business.
Which brings us here today: My Baby Olive Juice started as a Mom Blog but slowly became a mash up of Calligraphy stuff and Mom Stuff. It was getting a little too messy, and the message was getting out of focus. I knew that it was about time that I started a dedicated page for my Calligraphy business, but to be honest, it just got lost in my long list of other “to-do”s
BUT WE ARE HERE TODAY AND AFTER ALL THIS RAMBLING WHAT I WANTED TO SAY IS…I did it. I started a new site, and new brand for my Calligraphy work. I’ve called it MBOJ Studio as an extension of the original name, and I can’t wait for you to see it. From now on, most of my calligraphy work will be over there, and my mom-ramblings will stay here. Which is great, because I still have so much more to say.
If I still have your attention after that extensive word vomit above, then thank you. I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you still check in here once in a while to see what we’re up to, and if you ever have any calligraphy related inquires, you now know where to find me.
With all my love,