Welcome to Messy Mapmaker!


The title of this blog is a bit of a contradiction: someone who makes maps has to be pretty meticulous, always noting where things are in relation to each other, always charting a path from here to there. Still, if they are messy they may end up with mountains of maps, smudged lines, and all manner of chaos in spite of attempts to organize their worlds.

This is who I am: I’m the girl who makes a zillion to-do lists and loses them, realizing that most of the lists are just to remind myself how anxious to be and how much I can relax during a given hour. I’m the girl who wants to plan her life a year in advance and then forgets her keys the morning of. I’m fixated on being great at my job, but my wandering eyes always want to be learning something new in addition to getting better at old things. That’s what I want to blog about: I want to blog about getting better at things slowly as I quickly pick new things up. I want to chart progress, and chart what progress means to me.

Some of these progressions will mean a lot to you – if you are a crocheter or home cook, you might gain inspiration here, but more likely you have to be a person who thinks a lot about what a good life looks like, and what being a good person looks like, to appreciate the messy maps I’m drawing. Either way, I hope you find something you like here.

17 Comments, RSS

  1. Lisa's * Everyday Life September 14, 2017 @ 5:29 pm

    Thanks for following. Love your title. It’s only fun if it’s messy

  2. Jack Crispy September 18, 2017 @ 4:42 am

    Thanks for following my blog! I hope you enjoy reading my posts and just a note… we are ALL messy map makers, even when we think we have it all planned out. 🙂

  3. sebland September 20, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    Thank you for following me. I believe that if a mess really bothers someone, they can clean it up! So far, no volunteers!

  4. gwennym September 21, 2017 @ 10:47 am

    Thanks for the follow!

  5. vanbytheriver September 21, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

    You have some great stuff here. One thing, if you add categories to your posts, you will get a lot more viewers. Best of luck. Thanks for visiting my blog. Van

  6. ashlyolsem September 21, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

    wow i love your blog huhuhuhu just heart eyes here

  7. blogging baby boomer September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 am

    Thanks for following. Your blog is fascinating!

  8. Beatrice September 23, 2017 @ 1:15 am

    Very inspiring! Writing about doing things to make yourself a better person, to do the things you want and get better at them, and for you to be you! 🙂

  9. greenbenchramblings September 24, 2017 @ 6:45 am

    Thanks for following my greenbenchramblings blog o

  10. Crafty For Home September 25, 2017 @ 10:10 am

    Thank you for following my blog , I am related to it, I got lots of to do list, but keep losing track of it, love your blog

  11. Amy September 25, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

    Thank you for following my blog! I look forward to exploring yours. (No pun intended.)

  12. crudecreativity September 25, 2017 @ 10:28 pm

    Thanks for following! I’m very excited to meet another person who’s as late to the blog party as I am. I found your intro very relatable.

  13. Tatiana September 26, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

    Thanks for following! Love the tittle of your blog, like someone already said, we’re all messy planners!

  14. foodfromthegarden September 27, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    Thank you for following my blog. Hope you enjoy. Have a blessed day!

  15. Lana_SHON September 27, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

    I love your blog so much!

  16. Anabela and Rosaly September 27, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

    Thanks for following our blog! Wishing you an awesome day 😀

  17. Sheila Good September 27, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

    Oh my, reading your introduction felt like I was reading about myself! Great blog! I’m glad you found my little corner of the world and thanks for following my blog. Welcome to the fence jumpers. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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