Many people have asked me, why do you have chickens? Aren’t they too much to take care of with work, children, a family, and volunteering? I always laugh it off and say, well, what else would I do? So you can imagine that when I decided to start a blog about it all… well, lets just say, some think I have gone crazy. And some days, well, I sure feel like I have.
I use to blog back in the day– more so about life experiences. That just didn’t really seem like enough- I need to blog about purpose, more than just little things in life that seemed irrelevant to the next person that I talked with. So, I gave up. I focused on family, my career, and striving for more in my life. Now, some days, I feel like I have it all, and then not enough. So with that, here I am again.. which brings me to what I consider a funny story to how all this got started.
I have a BFF, her name is Danielle. You know when you meet someone and it is just an instant connection- a click that you very rarely find in other people when it comes to friendship? Well that was us. One instance brought us together.. nannying. Who would have though that literally 8 years later, we would still be just as strong of friends (minus the distance) as we were the week we met. She is an inspiration- she has been with me through my very highs and my very lows. She knows it all. D started blogging, about her life.. the trials and tribulations of a disease that she is battling daily, one that even being around her, I see has changed her- her ways of living, eating, exercise, etc. As I was reading her blog, which you can find here: http://allisphairinloveandwar.com/ , I realized that she wanted to spread the word. She wanted people to know that someone diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, can indeed make changes to live a better life..she had a purpose! It was then that I realized, although my blogging would be very different, that I missed it and wanted to give it another go.. so here starts the story to how I created Bitch Bak Up… a blog about chickens, life, and what not to do.
I had a purpose. I get questions daily on things I do, as a beginner, to take care of my chickens. What do you use in the coop? What if the chickens aren’t laying eggs? Which coop is better? (Verdict still out on that one- the one we have is just WAY to small.) How many chickens do you have? When do you have too many….or not enough? As I was talking to Danielle about blogging, she encouraged me to start something about chickens… man that can be limiting.. and yet oh so many avenues and adventures. I started looking for a name- I threw out different names that had chicken in it… but I knew I wanted to be versatile- I wanted it to be more- be everything. At that point, I had a lot going on- dealing with a lot of b*tchy people. I was over it. Danielle was helping me brain storm and she told me the only thing she could think of was Bak Bak- my pinterest board for all my chickens! She replied (after telling her my latest drama in my life), BakBakB*tchBak- I knew then and there she was onto something! Literally…could. not. stop. laughing. After a few bit emoji replies she sent me B*tch Bak Up— you know, like B*tch Back Up. Perfect! I know a few people like that.. that needed some major backing up. 😉
And with that, B*tch Bak Up was created… we decided on doing this together.. hey, maybe one day, one of us will be famous for it! ILY D. <3