Years ago, when blogging first gained traction, it was a whole different game. People basically shared stories from their lives - weekend updates, Friday Introductions, What I Ate Wednesday, etc. Since then, blogging has evolved into big business, with webinars, e-books, affiliate links...
I get it. You can only give away so much free content before you have to find a way to monetize it. But sometimes, I miss the simplicity of those old blog days. I miss knowing what someone ate for breakfast, or that they went to the farmers' market with their husband. Not because it added a ton of value to my life, necessarily, but because it made the blogosphere feel small and friendly and simple.
I realized recently (thanks to a blog comment!) that there are some new readers out there and, with our move to Virginia, people might be a little confused about what we're up to. I thought I'd do an old school Friday Introduction to say hello.
Here are five things about me:
1. My husband, Chris, and I recently moved to Virginia. My sister, Courtney has lived here for 10+ years, because her husband went to med school here. During that time, my family gradually fell in love with Charlottesville. Last year, Courtney and my parents bought 32 acres of land. My parents moved from Indiana to a house on the property, which they built (next to Court's!). My brother, Duke, who was in Atlanta with me, moved here after finishing his PhD. Basically, it was a great Biber migration. And that, my friends, is how we wound up in Virginia!
2. I quit my job last August and launched The Letter Project in October. The project just turned one! It has been an incredible year. I'm really (really!) passionate about helping women see their worth, accept their bodies, feel confident and pursue connected lives, as opposed to silently struggling. This blog was an awesome launching pad for TLP and I am super grateful for each of you who have helped me along the way.
3. I got married in May 2016 to the best guy in the world (I think!). His name is Chris and he pops up on this blog a lot. He's super funny and kind and if you were to meet him, I know you'd think he was great.
4. I eat gluten free because of a long (12-year!) battle with IBS. Other than that, I'm a big fan of intuitive eating and exercising. I share GF recipes sometimes because you can still make good food without it. If I were to eat gluten right now, I'd grab pretzels, goldfish, a fluffy biscuit or a Blue Moon. Basically salty carbs :)
“I want to use my voice to bring light and hope and beauty. I want to search for what’s good and shout about that."
Thank you for reading!