So…We Need to Talk
I know what you’re thinking…the title of this blog gives me anxiety too. But rest assured, this is a good talk. I’m going to start from the beginning.
When I started this blog, I really wanted it to fit in with the “popular” blogs/bloggers, and I decided that the best way to do that was to center it and all of my content around fashion. Over time, this became increasingly hard for me to manage. Full transparency, I do not have nearly enough money to maintain a good fashion blog. I know there are plenty of “affordable fashion” bloggers out there, but at this point in my life, I can think of a million things I’d rather spend my money on (like new books or concert tickets). If I do buy clothes now, it’s a few pieces here or there or a new pair of vans. My style has never been what you see on all of the “popular blogs” (aka it wasn’t all purchased at Nordstrom) and please know that I am in no way trying to throw shade, because I love seeing those things and love following those bloggers just as much as the next person. I love seeing how people style certain pieces and watching all the try-on’s and hauls. But for me, it just isn’t realistic. 99% of the time I’m a ripped jeans, band-tee, oversized men’s flannel and vans kind of girl who only buys new clothes every few months, if that. So, if you’re a fellow blogger or even if you’re not, you can see how it would be hard to grow a following and be consistent with posting when I had LITERALLY NOTHING to post and wasn’t passionate about what I was doing/the content I was creating.
Recently, I’ve tried to throw some more lifestyle posts into the mix and I’ve really enjoyed doing so, but it has still felt like something is missing. Blogging is supposed to be a fun, creative way to express your thoughts on life and what you’re passionate about, and I haven’t been doing that. Today, that’s going to change. From this point on, I’ll be posting more about the things I really love. Books, poetry, writing, art, music, beautiful buildings, coffee/coffee shops, and things I find aesthetically pleasing. It’s time that I really put my passions on full display and started enjoying having and posting to this blog again. Of course, I will still post pictures of myself, but I’m going to try and focus more of my energy on the other things rather than constantly worrying about whether or not I have a cute picture of myself to post or whether or not I’m wearing the same outfit in multiple pictures (because honestly, who cares?)
If you’ve made it this far with me on this journey, I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. It’s taken me awhile to figure out exactly what I wanted to do and what I wanted this blog to be about, and I think I’ve finally found the path that is going to make me happy. Thank you to those of you that always encourage me on my posts and make me feel like what I’m doing is worth putting my time into. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy the content to come, I know I’m going to! Can’t wait to show you guys the real me. 😉