How & Why I Picked “Taylor’s Todays”
I’ve often wondered what the back story was behind other people’s brand names. Maybe it simply was the first thing that came to mind…maybe not! Here’s Mine, the story behind @taylors.todays.
Todays, Tomorrows & Yesterdays…
Finding my creative mind in the midst of diapers, lack of sleep & a 24/7 on the go little man.
The now. The today. It generally consists of my 1-year-old running around the house chasing my three dogs, it is love & it is chaos!
The future. The simultaneously planned/unplanned days. These are the tomorrows. They are goal oriented and dream driven and sometimes don’t go as planned, (but that’s okay!)
The past. The memories we hold on to and sometimes wish we could relive. I’m guilty of spending hours of my life looking back on past mistakes and wishing I could change them. Most recently, though, I’ve been wishing I could go back to the day Koa was born just so I could do it all again because I have loved this season so much! I am trying hard, though, to live in the moment.
Living simply & taking on motherhood one day at a time.
Look, I am no extravagant woman strutting down the concrete mazes of L.A. or N.Y.C. all while totally ‘winning’ at motherhood + life. You can either find me in some ‘yoga’ pants (let’s be honest, I may be a dancer but I can guarantee you that 99% of the time I’m not doing yoga while wearing these), or a pair of jeans.
I am a believer in simple and slow living. Although not always successful, I strive to make natural and organic selections in the grocery store and for household products. Often (and I mean often) I fail and binge eat Ben & Jerry’s, (or something along those lines) but the point is I’m trying, right?!
Today, I am trying and if I fail I will get back up and start again tomorrow. Sometimes I feel like I’m not giving Koa enough. That I need to read to him more, give him more activities that boost his brain development, so on and so on. As much as these thoughts spin around in my head, however, I give myself grace and just love him with all that I have and know that I’m doing a good job.
First came Insta, then came blog
Prior to a few months ago, I used Instagram like most other people I know: as a social media platform. My username didn’t mean all that much to me, even if I tried to make it creative or unique. Through the years, it changed every so often.
For a while, my Instagram name was @taylormoves. I found it fitting because a lot of my posts were of me dancing. When I became pregnant, however, I decided to change it to something broader. Enter: @taylors.todays.
This name just came to me, it was a simple username that happened to stick. When I created my blog I contemplated creating something new, but it just felt right.
Taylor’s Todays lends itself to many different topics which allow me to write more freely. Even though I’m still in the groundwork of my blog and influencing business, I still feel confident in what I’ve chosen. Creating content takes work and by no means do I have it figured out yet, but I’m learning, putting myself out there (scary!) and allowing myself to grow.
Deciding to blend motherhood with dance
I am a passionate modern/contemporary dancer. Dance has been at the forefront of my life since I was a little girl. Even though I’m still dancing, it has taken a backseat to my son. He is my pride and joy (and I mean can you blame me, look at him!) I do wear more hats than ‘mama’, though, and have been struggling with whether or not I should keep my blog primarily in the motherhood niche or if I should share more of me.
As I’ve been researching successful bloggers and influencers, it has become blatantly clear that an overwhelming amount of topics does not read well to brands. I was very hesitant to add dance into my feed, but (with the help of you guys!) I decided to take the leap (pun intended… this one’s for you Shauna @stayinghomesawyer) and just go with it!
There’s no point in creating a blog if I’m not going to be myself. So here it is: Me being my scattered self. One cup of Koa + 2 Tbs of AK + a splash of dancing and there ya have it my friends: @TAYLORS.TODAYS.
This is my journey of weaving together my new life of being a mama with my life of dancing and creating dance. These are my todays, tomorrows and yesterdays.
Today: focus on gratitude
Tomorrow: discover something new
Yesterday: revel in the memories you have created
Stay tuned for dance-related posts here.