I’ve always hated people telling me that I had to wait or that I could not do something that I really felt like I could do or at least try to do. It may have something to do with being a little sister. I always wanted to be able to do what the big kids were doing. So, in this spirit, I’m launching my own TV show. How can I do that, you may ask? Ah, the power of social media. It has always been a friend to me.
Let me be very clear in saying that this is rough. I mean really ROUGH. But, there is beauty in real honestly, isn’t there? There is community and humanity when we can relate to other people. When I started dating DH, I said to myself “I am going to let myself be completely honest with this one.” I realized that hiding my sensitivity, emotions, thoughts and freckles would be way too exhausting and create an unstable foundation to start on. I wanted this relationship to last. I wanted to be Christen. I was done hiding.
I feel the same way in my business, Blue Egg Brown Nest. It may not always look polished on my YouTube Channel as is does in images of my home in magazines, but I love letting the realness of my life be exposed. I want you to see me without make-up, my kids fighting over wanting to paint and my dog barking in the background. There is a time for glossy photos and there is a time to let real life shine.
I decided to do my own TV show. And by TV Show I mean taping me working. I like to keep Food Network on almost all day long – or I used to before Bubble Guppies overtook my family room. Each episode was a few recipes from start to finish. Why can’t I try something similar? I get hundreds of questions a week from readers and maybe this would be an opportunity to show more techniques. I like the idea.
Here is my first episode on BEBN TV! If it turns into a fun idea then I will tape a few sessions a month – once kids are in school and I am less distracted.
I love hearing from people that they think we could be best friends when they watch my videos. I totally agree! One day we will all meet, Dear Readers, and give warm hugs and talk about painting over a steamy cup of tea.
With lots of love.