So, this is my first blog entry and I thought it would be a great to share a little more about myself.
My name is Mercedes Burchett. I am happily married, for what feels like forever...but it's only been 5 years. We have been together for 10 years and that number is still a bit shocking for me.
I work fulltime as an Administrative Assistant to an AMAZING female director of a Community Outreach program. My fulltime position has me out and about quite often during the weekdays, but it doesn't keep me from finding the energy to create when my shift is over. You know that feeling when your body is physically drained, but you can't sit still?
I would describe myself as super awkward. I deal with a lot of anxiety especially when meeting new people. My past experiences with people have not been the best and I believe that has transferred over into how I deal with people now.
I enjoy meeting new people, but I have learned the hard way that not everyone genuine or will understand me the way I would like them to. I am a little hermit who comes out to play every so often but for the most part, I enjoy my solitude. That is where I find comfort.
I've always been interested in art. Being creative came very naturally. I started a jewelry line in 2013 called Exotic Xpressions. I did not have the drive to see that project through, however. It lasted for about 6 months before I quit and focused on working a "real" job.
It is amazing how jewelry came back into my life. Literally, suffering from anxiety and personal issues is the source of why I began creating again. I had no clue that it would get this far. Creating again at the beginning of COVID was my therapy before I understood what therapy was.
With all things, there are hills and valleys. I plan to share as much as I am comfortable sharing in this blog. I am not even sure that anyone will ever read them, but I figured, here will be a little piece of me for the world to see. As raw and as uncut as I can possibly be.
I can't wait to share all the craziness with you! As often as it comes🤷🏾♀️
Skinny Little Black Girl