It's officially been 1 full year since I started my blog. ONE year! To me, this blog is an extension of my heart. I know that may sound super strange to some people, but to me style is an expression of our personality. It's poetic and should be used to help boost our confidence. When I first launched my blog last March, I envisioned creating an environment where everyone could come to pull inspiration or knowledge for their own wardrobe (sorry men- I'm slightly lacking in your department but I hope to change that one day very soon). After a few months, I started to receive Facebook messages and emails with photos of real life wardrobe inspiration from friends, family members, and even strangers. That's what I do this for. I enjoy sharing my weekly outfit posts, but I enjoy even more seeing your outfits and hearing how something presented on my blog was used to help build a special outfit.
I do have to admit the past year has not been easy. There were so many moments when I thought I couldn't handle my blog on top of my full-time job, or I would get discouraged spending hours trying to figure out photoshop, new blogging platforms, how to resize photos properly without losing resolution, or even how to code to customize a post. Seriously, this list could go on for hours. There was so much I did not know, so much to learn on top of simultaneously trying to stay afloat. And I'm still learning...that's why this blog has become so special to me. It's created a platform for me to share my passion, but it's also challenged me.
I could spend hours talking about my blog journey this past year, but what I really want to do is thank everyone who has offered to help me, guide me, provide direction, advice, or even a connection to a brand or person I wouldn't otherwise have. I started to list out friends, family members, colleagues, bloggers, photographers, and acquaintances I've made via social media who have supported myself and this blog, but then I was like yikes, this list is really long and it's going to feel like a graduation roll call. So from the very bottom of my soul, thank you to everyone who has supported me, shared my posts, cheered me on and encouraged me to keep pushing forward.
We are never quite sure at the beginning of every journey where it will take us, and along the way we still might feel uncertain. Just remember as long as you are constantly learning, refining your skills, and laughing along the way, it's still worth it.
Special shout-out to my fiance, mother, and sister for volunteering to help take my photos...or perhaps being forced to ;). Love you, mean it.