Wow! I am so excited (and nervous) to be here today reintroducing myself to you. This has truly been a long time coming.
A few years ago, when lack of Internet left me unable to contribute to Miss Moon’s Musings, there was a persistent, quiet, gentle, whisper in the back of my spirit that said, “Maybe this is a sign that the blog has reached its end.”. Being the stubborn, hardheaded-ass woman I am, I dismissed that thought petulantly, knowing in my heart of hearts that the blog will return when the time was appropriate.
Job loss and the depression that followed also served as a hindrance for getting started again, even when my Internet was up and running. I just didn’t have it in me to be Miss Moon, and frankly, I wasn’t sure who she was anymore.
I initially started the blog because I am an introvert who wanted to be more extroverted. I thought that if I started sharing my rantings, rambling, and revelations they would possibly resonate. At least I hoped it would.
I continue to be tremendously grateful and humbled by the response I received. So many of you dug what I was writing, and it validated all of the hard work and passion I put into each and every blog post.
The great irony though, is that by creating the persona of Miss Moon, I created a mask that ultimately hid me, Audrey. How can I genuinely say that I was sharing, if I was doing so from beneath a mask?
And the funny thing about it is that the Miss Moon mask…. Looks remarkably like me. We share the same dreams, the same goals, the same passion, the same style, the same nerdy obsessions, the same sense of humor, and the same desire for self-improvement.
Streaky Makeup, Allergies & Teary Eyes (Ha!)/Meenakari Gold Hoop Earrings, Shop Araish – Etsy
When I initially danced with the idea of creating a new blog, the whole concept seemed utterly foreign. I couldn’t even begin to fathom what type of content I could create without first donning the mask. Around that same time, I started leaving affirmations around in my room in order to allow these positive messages into my subconscious. One of the first affirmations I created was simply, “Audrey can…“.
Aztec Cardigan, Rainbow Shops (Old)/ Houndstooth Ponte Sleeveless Peplum Top, Walmart (Old)/High Waist Flare Skirt, Jibri
I would read this affirmation and fill in the blank with a simple goal that I had for that day. Audrey can… Apply to five jobs today. Audrey can… Listen to a song that makes her smile. Audrey can… Take the time to practice self-love today.
It dawned on me that Audrey can was much, much more than a declarative statement. It was a shortened version of my own name, Audrey Canady. And thus audreycan.com was born, and here we all are.
Indian Bangles, Ebay/Beaded & Wooden Bangle, BK Street Vendors/Nailpolish, Essie Naughty Nautical
I am so very very excited to share my rantings, ramblings, and revelations in this new platform with you. Welcome… Old friends and new. It is definitely nice to FINALLY meet you.