I have been blogging for five years.
I do not think that I have ever done the same thing for five years. This blog may be my longest relationship to date, ha!
How have I grown since my first post?
How has the blogging game changed since my first post?
When I think back to the first time I hit the "Publish" button, I remember the fear and excitement in that simple action. I was scared to death that I would regret putting myself out there. Do I regret it? Not one bit. What began as an after school hobby, and still is... but now I get paid to go to school ;), became my favorite creative outlet. It has landed me jobs and given me the opportunity to meet incredible people, some of whom have become my in-real-life friends. Truly, I would be lost without those people!
Looking back on the waves of life I have floated (or drowned...) in, blogging has been that central thing that I could come home to and know that I loved. It was a visual evidence of me. I love waking up and getting dressed each morning. It is a chance to show the world who I am that day. This concept of a style blog makes the crazy outfits I put together worth it, because I would not just be showing my looks to the cashier at the grocery store.
I love what this blog has been. A haven. An escape. At times, a frustration. But, most of all, it has been a virtual memory book that I can flip through and see my growth. I need that. There does come a time for the parameters of growth to change, however. Maybe I have finally found my own voice to express myself, not only a visual voice. Maybe I have more to say than just talking about what I have worn. If it happens that I do, I hope you stick around with me as I figure it out.