Thinking about writing an "about me" post reminds me of a dating profile. There are several ways I can present myself. I can hype myself up to seem super chill and cool:
Hey, I'm Austin. I'm a twenty-something college graduate working in one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the state. I love working out and pumping adrenaline at the gym. I'd consider myself an artistic prodigy and have a talent for working with textiles. When I'm not creating art you can find me in the kitchen being a culinary genius or discovering some artist that you've probably never heard of.
Umm...too much? Yes, that's definitely too much. Another approach can be the honest approach. Like, SUPER honest:
Here's the beginning of my quilting journey: one day I wanted to buy a sewing machine (during an awkward phase where I thought I was being rebellious because HELLZ YES, MEN CAN SEW!). I found my trusty little Brother CS6000i on Amazon, and saw that it had great reviews and was on sale, so I went for it. I decided I wanted to make my little nephew a quilt before he was born. Something about a hand-made gift made by a man seemed neat and special for me. I wasn't quite sure what I was doing, but I had an idea in mind and I kind of just went with it. The points weren't lined up, the quilting could have been better, and we won't even talk about the binding, but it was a fun learning experience and so satisfying to be able to hold something that I made with my own hands. I've loved learning and practicing and experimenting with quilting ever since and I hope it's something I do forever.
So there you go. That's me! :)