Who am I and Why a blog?

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I am a lover of DOING THINGS. Making, Creating, Learning, Loving, Studying, Planning, Working.

Most of the time I have so many things going, so many projects that I don’t know where to start. So I start a new project. And such is the circle of life. On and on and on….

I LOVE being outside. At least during the 4 months of sunny, hot and humid Nebraska weather. The other 8 months are too cold, dreary, snowy, and/or rainy for me. So I make the most of the time I have and spend every possible moment outside – both working and relaxing. The rest of the year I plan everything I’m going to do when the weather gets nice.

Why don’t I move somewhere with better weather? It’s the question I ask myself every -14ΒΊ F day in January. I think I’m afraid I would take it for granted and not appreciate the outdoors, warm weather, and everything that goes with it.


I want this to be a space where I can share my excitement for creating with people who have similar interests and are seeking insight about our shared passions. My blog is more meandering thoughts, experiences, and ideas rather than instructional tutorials or “how-to” guides.

A blog fits my ultimate “why” better than social media where people essentially HAVE to look at what I share as opposed to seeking it out. Sometimes – as I post my 100th butterfly picture or knitting project – I think “do I really want to FORCE everyone I know to see this?”

Plus, I feel TOO OLD for Tik-Tok… not that I FEEL old, I just don’t want to learn a new social media platform every freakin year. I’ll stick with Insta (@the_outdoor_knitter) and if I’m feeling really frisky I might even try a live video one day.

Ultimately, for those that take the time to read my blog, I hope to provide you with a little entertainment, a little knowledge, and a little inspiration. At the very least I have a time capsule to look back fondly on all the little things that have kept me learning and creating through the years.

Enjoy the journey through my random thoughts and endeavors, and please leave me some of your thoughts along the way.