Thank you so much for “stopping by” my little corner of the web! I’m Ella Cate, an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More. But, I’m also so much more! I’m a mom, a sister, a friend, an avid crafter, the list goes on and on! As you are going to see this blog/website isn’t just about Usborne Books & More. While I do think they are FANTASTIC my life is much more than being a book lady! Why don’t I want to stick to just one “niche” (as the blogging world likes to put it)? That’s easy, because life isn’t like that. You are a multifaceted, wonderful being, and so am I!
I’ll be honest when I first had my daughter I was solely focused on just one part of my life, I think as most parents do, but now I’m realizing that I need to find me again. Part of this realization did come from being a representative for Usborne Books & More. This decision pushed me out of my comfort zone, got me in touch with inspirational women, who opened up my mind, and showed me how isolated I had become. This is one reason I personally love lifestyle blogs. They expose us to try new things we may not have otherwise tried or may have been too scared to try.
I’ve always had a left-brain, right-brain conflict going on inside my own head. So much so, that when it came time to apply to colleges I applied half as pre-med, and half as graphic design. Total opposites, right?! I’ve always been drawn to creative things, but I’ve fought against it because as most artists probably know (and really anyone!), self-doubt is real and it is powerful! Because of this self-doubt, I’ve tended to make life decisions based on what I thought I should do rather than what I wanted to do.
But life has a way of working itself out the way it’s supposed to. As the old saying goes, “We plan, God laughs,” I think that sums up my life thus far! That is one thing that has been a blessing for me with this book lady life, is that I get to use both sides of myself, to create my own world! And that’s why I’m SOOOO excited about this blog and where I can take it. I’m excited to see it grow with me on this journey of life that I create, and I have some truly great expectations for it.