Happy Monday, my friends!
I mentioned in my last fashion post that I’ve been wanting to make changes in my life in order to stay true to my heart. One of those changes involves this little blog of mine. When I first started this blog, it was meant to be a fun creative outlet for all the ideas that were swirling around in my head that I couldn’t wait to share with like-minded women who were passionate about fashion, food, fitness, etc. With very little knowledge about blogging, I decided to take the plunge a little over two years ago and what a journey it’s been! It was so much more than I expected in so many ways. The friendships I’ve made in the blogging world have been so rewarding. I’ve been encouraged and inspired by so many of you, and most of all it’s been so much fun! The blessings have been beyond my expectations but, to be completely honest, the amount of time and energy that goes into a blog was also much more than I expected.
My reason for blogging was never about numbers, how many followers I could gain, how many likes or comments I could get or how much I could grow my traffic. However, at some point, those things started to matter and my focus started to change. Instead of letting my real life dictate the content and schedule of my blog, I found myself slowly letting the blog dictate the rhythm of my life. And even though everything I’ve shared in the blog has been authentic and from my heart, I started to realize that because a big chunk of my time was being dedicated to the blog, I was neglecting other important things in my life that needed my attention. I know some of you have full-time jobs and a family with kids, and still manage to blog 3 or more times a week and I’ve always said this, I am truly impressed by you ladies. I’m just not one of those people who can multi-task and do any one thing well.
Until recently, my enthusiasm for coming up with different outfits and the fun I was having interacting with all of you more than compensated for the amount of work I was putting into the blog. But now, with other things tugging at my heart a little more each day, I find myself drifting away. I have to admit that when it comes to putting together new outfits and going out to do photo shoots, my heart is just not in it anymore. I will always love fashion and I could never pass up a good sale, so don’t be surprised if I pop up on my Instagram feed flaunting the latest outfit I’m excited about and sharing finds from the latest sale. Who knows, I might even do a full fashion post on special occasions. But as far as regular fashion posts go, I think my run has come to an end. It’s been fun my friends. Thank you for your support and your sweet words of encouragement for the past couple of years. Hope you’ll continue to stop by to see what I’m up to and I’ll do the same.
It’s time for me to take a break and live life. I’ll let my life decide when and what I’ll be blogging about next.
Since it’s almost the end of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to share my favorite looks from 2015.
Favorite Looks of 2015