I’m Tory, I’m 27, I’m a Taurus.
Is that how you start a blog? Haha, new at this! But very very excited to be here.
When I decided to start this blog, I decided I kind of just wanted it to be somewhere for me to write about whatever was on my mind at the moment. Whether it’s word vomit, something about current events, a short piece or poem I’ve written, really anything.
So, yes, a blog without a big theme may hold a bit of chaotic energy, but so does life. Y’know?
So we’ve already gone over who I am, but you might still be wondering who is she?
I live in the city of St. Louis with my partner and three cats. We live in a tiny little apartment less than a mile away from the industrial section of South Broadway and the mighty Mississippi.
I love to bake and cook, especially cookies, cakes, and bread. I’ve recently started to get my sewing machine back out as well. Look out Ren Faire, I’ll be ready for you post-pandemic! I also love to read and spend time outside in nature. There is nothing like the smell of crunchy leaves on the wet ground in the middle of the woods in autumn!
Last May I left my job and decided to finally go back to school and finish up my undergrad. During this time I rediscovered my love of writing and have been trying to figure out ways to write more and also just talk things out amidst the stress of a pandemic and finishing school online in a tiny apartment with three cats and a human I love so much, but can often get a little irritated with.
I wanted somewhere I could write and post and if it resonates with someone, then they can feel they’re not alone, and maybe I’ll even make some new friends. Somewhere I could just get my thoughts out and laid to rest. And also somewhere to post cool new recipes I’ve tried or things I’ve done around the house or a rant about the fact that football players and teams are not held accountable for their actions, but people I love still watch football.
So, I decided to start this blog! We’ll see where it goes and how it moves, but I’m excited to be trying it out.
I also decided I wanted to focus more on community and action. I’m graduating college in two weeks and will be doing more volunteering around the city, but I also want this to be a place where we can cultivate community and highlight changes that need to happen or organizations that should be highlighted. So, I’ll be committing some time each month to try and highlight at least two or three organizations or causes that deserve more recognition or education. Please send me those if you have any in mind and I will try and feature them! It doesn’t have to be local! There are things we need to educate ourselves on and advocate for across the globe.
If you decide to follow along on this journey with me, then welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Signing off till next time,
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This is a safe space and I will not tolerate any rhetoric that focuses on hate. Racism, bigotry, and colonialism have no place here. Hate has no place here. You can leave if that’s what you want to focus on.