It’s hard to believe, but this little blog has been ticking along for more than 13 years, I’ve given you all quite a glimpse into my life and my heart–new babies, the ups and downs of motherhood, heartache and loss, moves, life on the farm, raising sheep and chickens, and even recipes straight from my little farmhouse kitchen.
But the one part of my story that I don’t always talk about, is what I’ve been doing for more than half of those years. Maybe because it seemed so opposite from the kinds of things I share here. It felt strange to share that I had this other very “un-farmy” life that was so different from what I figured everyone expected from me. For years, I have been working as a social media coordinator for one of the biggest parenting sites on the internet, poring over the ins and outs of facebook and pinterest, twitter and instagram–algorithm changes and newsfeed updates, best practices and new features.
I take off my boots from morning chores and tuck into my computer to schedule and study and work with clients and colleagues spread around the country. I’ve tuned in to conference calls while standing in a barn stall with a vet pulling a tooth from a horse’s mouth, and missed meetings because I was shearing sheep.
But over the past few years, I’ve felt this pull on my heart to use this knowledge and skill set to help and serve others. Though the journey has taken me down several winding paths, what has emerged from all of this thought and work and reflection and months and months of work, is The Farmhouse Creative.
At my heart, I’ve always considered myself a storyteller–from the things that I write to the photos I take, to the things I share online. And that is my heart behind The Farmhouse Creative–helping small business owners and farmers, and artists and creative entrepreneurs, tell their story online in meaningful ways, through social media. I like to think of myself as a social media coach–working alongside my clients to teach and empower them to create a simple, smart and unique social media plan. And helping them connect with their community online.
The funny thing is, I’ve had a hard time giving myself permission to admit that, actually, I know A LOT about this stuff. And it turns out, I have a lot of knowledge that I can pass along to others. And most importantly, I love doing it. I love helping and serving others and seeing them grow, thrive and succeed. It gives me great joy.
So what does that mean for this space? Well, as you might have noticed, I’ve had to pull way back on the time I’ve put in here. Any time in my already full schedule, needed to be directed to The Farmhouse Creative as I built and designed the site, and experienced all the twists and turns of growing my own business.
But I have a plan for this space that I’m really excited about. I’ll still be here, now and then, but I’ve felt the tug to create a more personal communication with all of you. So for now, I’m starting a monthly newsletter called Sunday Letters. I find Sunday to be one of my favorite days to reflect and write and I’d love to pop into your inbox once a month. For now, the newsletter a condensed version of the things you read here–updates and photographs from the farm, a recipe or reflection, or good finds I’m loving.
But I have two favors to ask of you. Would you click over to this survey and answer just TWO questions that will help me as I craft and create this newsletter? And the second question will let me know if you’re interested in one other idea I have. I would so appreciate your feedback.
Favor number two? Sign up for Sunday Letters below. I’d love meet with you there, just one simple Sunday a month.
And finally, my friends. Happy New Year and thank you. As always, my heart is so full and grateful for this space and the friendships and community that have grown from such a simple thing. xo. Molly
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