My name is Julia O’Donovan,
and here is where I celebrate
both the magical and mundane moments ♥

 

My name is Julia O’Donovan,
and here is where I celebrate both
the magical and mundane moments in life ♥

In the summer of 2020, my brother Ryan convinced me to start a blog to document my recipes, but I had no idea I was about to embark on a path that would lead to so many new passions and, ultimately, change the course of my life.

At the time, I hardly had any ways to express my creativity aside from occasionally oil painting, which I had just started as well. I was really depressed, and the creative energy that couldn’t come out manifested in negative ways internally and externally. I had no idea what I wanted to do and was desperate to find something that would fan the glowing embers in my soul.

But once I started blogging, something shifted within me. I realized I could be creative through writing and photography – two things I never considered doing. I thought painting and drawing were the only ways my creativity could come about, and because I’m such a visual person, I didn’t think I was a good writer, until I started writing with purpose. Once I changed my perspective, so many options appeared.

 

 A NEW LENSE ON LIFE

 

 

Amazing new dreams have blossomed since this journey began. I now dream of building a tiny house on wheels and delving into the art of visual storytelling. I like to say I am a very adventurous Hobbit, like Bilbo Baggins!

I hope to inspire wonder and a sense of calm with my creations. I want to share both the magical and mundane moments in life, and show that the mundane moments can be magical, too.

I’d love for you to join me on my journey ♥

Reflecting

A little over one year ago at the end of March 2020, my...

At the time, I hardly had any ways to express my creativity aside from occasionally oil painting, which I had just started as well. I was really depressed, and the creative energy that couldn’t come out manifested in negative ways internally and externally. I was jobless, had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and was desperate to find something that would fan the glowing embers in my soul.

Once I started blogging, something shifted. I realized I could be creative through writing and photography – two things I never considered doing. I thought painting and drawing were the only ways my creativity could come about, and because I’m such a visual person, I didn’t think I was a good writer… until I started writing with purpose. 

 

A NEW LENSE ON LIFE

It feels as though the whole world has opened up, yet the world has always been there, I just needed to change my perspective (which was difficult and painful, but entirely worth the effort). 

Amazing new dreams have blossomed since this journey began. I now dream of building a tiny house on wheels, converting a big white campervan, and delving into the art of visual storytelling. I like to say I am a very adventurous Hobbit, like Bilbo Baggins!

I seek to inspire wonder, wanderlust, a sense of calm with my creations. I want to share both the magical and mundane moments in life, and show that the mundane moments can be magical, too.

It is my hope that as I swim through the endless ocean of discovery that my waves reach distant shores. I’d love for you to join me on my journey ♥

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