This blog was an accident.

It was late, and I was having one of those days.  I was spinning around in my desk chair, staring at my giant to do list and feeling utterly uninspired to do any of it.  I wanted something to work on – some creative project that was just for me.

Instead of doing something productive, I started Skyping my friend Sarah.  Sarah’s a photographer, a snapchat aficionado, and a personal cheerleader for everyone she meets.  She’s the one who suggested I start blogging again, and her positive attitude made me think that maybe she was right – maybe I would be good at it this time!  In fact she got me so excited that I went and bought my domain name right then and there.

Then the call ended and I started to have a bit of a melt down.

what am I doing??  I don’t have time for this, I can’t do this, I’m not interesting enough for this.
Oh, and I’ve tried blogging before… it’s hard.

So there’s that.  

It was a long night – there was a lot of freaking out.  Sometimes I think I buy things that I think will help me live a certain type of life (it never works)… and I had just done that very thing with a damn domain name.  At least when I buy too many lipsticks I can wear them to work!

I decided that I wasn’t going to move forward with it – that I would just forget about the whole thing and try not to dwell on it too much… but my mind kept wandering back the idea.  I started thinking about what my aesthetic would be, and titles for blog posts wouldn’t stop popping into my head.  So hey, I thought, why the hell not?

And thus, MOMPUNK was born – for real this time.  I started making lists, coming up with a palette of colours, gathering photos for instagram and drafting posts… and now we’re here!  I haven’t done as much prep as I wanted, but they say the hardest part of anything is the start, and I have a feeling that if I don’t just hit that publish button, nothing is ever going to go up on here.

SO, that unnecessarily long story was basically to say… hello!  Welcome!  This is MOMPUNK.

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MOMPUNK HQ, aka my very cluttered desk


Here’s what you can expect to see here:

+ playlists of some great tunes
+ my favourite make up products
+ university talk
+ my sad attempts at DIY projects
+ tips for life (or something)
+ real talk about things like sex, feminism, and how hard it is to be an adult
+ just me, ranting, raving, rambling, and being the mess of a woman that I am

So, any tips on who to follow, what to post, or how to… y’know… be a blogger?  Let me know!

see you tomorrow,

– L

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