Letter from an Accidental Editor

Dear Readers,

Howdy, Hi, Hello. I’m Brandi. Welcome to The Red Heart Press.

What are we doing here? I am still figuring that out. I started the site because I wanted a space to share ideas, to communicate them, to forge connections. I want to let it grow organically, but with purpose.

Like a lot of people, I want to do something meaningful. I want to inspire, as well as be inspired. To revel in the human experience and get back to basics. I like sharing ideas. I like thinking of new ideas. I like creating. I wear my heart on my sleeve. All day, every day. My guess is if you are reading this, maybe you do too.

I think when you grow up in the Midwest, growing up with the changing of the seasons; the gray of winter pervades your very being. When that happens, you have to just push yourself a little harder to get out of bed in the morning.

I want you to know that you belong here. You don’t need to be living a curated existence all the time. Be in the moment, even if it’s not pretty or photo worthy. We all like pretty things, don’t get me wrong, but we know life isn’t always pretty. Sometimes it’s messy and makes no sense.

When I was looking for contributors, I reached out to people locally who I knew had stories to tell. I also reached out to people who used to live here and who had moved away. Most of which I had still been following on some social media app. Social media is neat like that, you can follow years of someone’s life while never actually speaking to them. I sort of want to change that. I want to forge new connections and reignite the art of communication again.

The blog is separated into four different categories right now, and hopefully will grow to include more subject matter.

Look :

This is set aside for everything from photography, theatre, art, movies, and books.

Live :

Reserved for all things lifestyle and with the human experience.

Think :

Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Make or DIY :

Reserved for my love of all things crafty – from interviews with artists, to social media tips for small business owners.

I want to thank you for reading this . . .glad you’re here.


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