4 Jan 2016
Dear AnnaGirly Readers,
At every year’s end, you have an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and how far you’ve come. I started 2015 with much anticipation for my blog and soon burned out. My life had many ups and downs that just weren’t appropriate to share on a fashion blog, so I didn’t share. It’s hard to blog about your outfit when you’re worried about work or family. Honestly, it seemed a little
Therefore, I have decided to transform my little corner of the blogosphere from a fashion blog to a lifestyle blog! Yay!!! I’m excited about this change for several reasons.
- I will be more present on the blog! When I started my vegetable garden, I wanted to share but couldn’t. When I refurbished a piece of furniture for my daughter’s room, I wanted to share but couldn’t. When I had a work dilemma, I wanted to share the importance of knowing your professional worth. The “fashion blog” label limited what I could share.
- Having a lifestyle blog will create more writing opportunities. Although I love fashion, I’m a writer at heart. I’ve loved writing most of my life. I was co-editor of my junior high newspaper. I focused on creative writing in high school. In college, I majored in English and wrote for my college newspaper. Since college, I’ve done some freelance work. So…I share all of that to say, writing is a part of me that I want to share more in this space.
- What about the fashion? A lifestyle blog allows room for fashion! However, I want to share my fashion with a purpose. Not solely outfit posts and seasonal trends. I want to share how I shop, how I stay within a budget, and what essentials a wardrobe should have.
Even though my blog hiatus left a thick layer of dust on my blog, it gave me time to think about what my blog should be. I realize that this space is my own, and I can use it how I choose. My greatest hope is that you will benefit from it in some way. I hope you stay with me along this journey.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay