I thought of the idea for Story Time at the Bakery, While spending time with my close friend Kristian. Kristian was a huge part of this story and helping me as I was just beginning to explore whether or not I wanted to share my story – specifically, HOW I was going to share it, if I did. I started my blog (@tallbeardeddoughboy), but I was also very interested in shooting videos because they seem to give a story life in a familiar and more intimate way for me. Part of the reason I was thinking about sharing my story was because of all the people that had such an impact on my life, simply by being brave enough to share their lives regardless of what people might think, in the hopes of helping others while becoming a better person themselves. It made me think a lot about the fact that, everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is going through or has gone through something that someone else might be going through or has gone through. I believe God gives us these stories for a reason. That’s when I realized, “Maybe the bakery could be a special place people could come to share their stories.” Every day we have customers come in and share special life moments with us. I thought, “Maybe somehow Jaeden and I could sit with them and video the whole thing!” We could add voice overs, music, interesting angles and so many different things that would make intimate videos to help really get people’s stories across in a special way. We would add contact info for them (if they wanted), and post it with the hopes of it reaching people that might need to hear it. Then, people that are touched by the video could contact the story teller and share how their video helped or inspired them.” How cool would it be if people came from all over the country to Marcy Jo’s Bakery to share their stories because they were inspired by a video they seen from us and wanted to share theirs also! I love that!
There’s nothing like the feeling you get when the trials of your life become a blessing for someone else. I believe we all have a story that could help others, if we could only get it out there. We haven’t nailed down exactly how we are gonna go about the whole thing, but we believe God has a plan for this.
If you would like to share your story or if you want to know more about what we are doing, follow us on Facebook @marcyjosbakery, @tallbeardeddoughboy, @jaedenkennedyfilms, or email me at email@example.com.