Hi! I’m Molly, the creator of Simply Molly.
I could tell you that I’m a student, an early education teacher, an outgoing introvert, a yogi, a registered yoga teacher, a writer, a blogger, an avid DIYer, and a huge nerd.
But I’m not really that into labels.
Because if that’s all I told you about myself, you wouldn’t know that I love the smell of freshly cut grass. And driving with the windows down and the music up. That I always bake from scratch, and my favorite way to unwind is taking a bubble bath. You wouldn’t know that I’ve broken three bones, had three surgeries, and have a chronic illness. Or that I love tiny cafés and farmer’s markets. You wouldn’t realize that I’m overly competitive at board games. And that I love oldies music and home improvement shows.
But these are the simple facts that make me, well, me.
I am simply me. Simply Molly.
Simply Molly was born in November 2015, right after I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s Syndrome. My world was thrown into a whirlwind of chaos and I was struggling to make sense of my new life. Writing served as both an outlet for my own feelings and a way to explain them to others. Over time, this blog has turned into a space to share my thoughts, ideas, and lessons I’ve learned.
This is one of my favorite quotes, and every day I strive to live my life according to it. It also explains my writing style. Sometimes thoughts and words crash into my mind like waves and I have to scribble them down before they retreat like the changing tides. Sometimes I write every day, and sometimes I will go days without writing.
Authenticity is what I aim for. I refuse to write about something if it does not interest me or make me curious. I don’t want to have to force it. But when I’m inspired, or angered, or awestruck, I simply need to write and put my thoughts into words.
I am one little voice in a sea of views and opinions, but I believe that every voice counts. Oftentimes I write simply for myself – to work through my feelings and process my own thoughts, but if what I have to say resonates with even one person, then my words have a greater meaning.
Thank you ever so much for visiting this humble blog. My greatest hope is that something I say might help someone on any given day, so I won’t stop writing. And I hope you won’t stop reading.