I truly can't believe it's been a year since I've launched my blog! What a whirlwind of learning, growing, adapting and connecting. For so long, I had this vision of using a platform to write about what I love, using my voice, to an audience that craves inspiration. Through many trial and errors, here we are! I am so grateful, blessed and giddy to be able to write to all of you. Every single "Thanks for sharing!" or "I loved your post!" truly puts the biggest smile on my face and reiterates why I love doing what I do. I want to use this post as a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have read my posts, scrolled through my tabs or even hit the ❤ on my IG page. Cheers to you!
Now, here's why I do what I do...
I Love It!
Enough said, right? But seriously, I really, truly, whole-heartedly love what I do. I found my passion for writing in high school and I've stuck with it ever since. When I decided to mix that with my love affair with fashion, it was like I had struck gold! I use my blog as an outlet for me to not only reach and inspire people, but to create a safe space for myself to write about what I love.
Connecting with My Readers
Ahh! It excites me SO much when I get a new DM or comment from one of you. Either you're popping by to say hey, asking for style advice, whatever the case may be, keep them coming! Connecting with new and existing people is one of my top priorities when I post an Instagram photo or new blog post. If I can resonate with even just ONE person, I have done my job.
Meeting Inspiring Women
Since the new year, I've joined two women empowerment Facebook groups, formed by bloggers, and let me tell you, it has been RAD. The whole idea is to create a safe space for bloggers, aspiring bloggers, or followers of the boss ladies who created the page, to ask life questions, support one another and inspire one another. It gives me such a sigh of relief to know that there's a community of women, from all over the country, who are there to lift you up and cheer you on no matter what. If you want in, comment below and I can chat with you!
Giving You Inspiration
The word "inspire" is one of my most-used and favorite words. I think it stirs up creativity, passion and excitement. That's why I aim to inspire each and every one of you when you visit my page. What inspires me on my day-to-day has the opportunity to turn into something that you can re-purpose to make it your own; that's why I have so much fun giving outfit inspiration on my IG page :) You all are so unique that I hope my platform can fuel your creative engines to make something fresh!
Helps Me Grow/Develop
A year ago, I had hit "LIVE" on my website and held my breath. I was still understanding the in's and out's of blogging and had so much I wanted to learn. A year later, I am so thankful for all of the mistakes, bumps and errors that have come across because it has helped mold me into the blogger I am now. It's essential to find your voice and stick to it. In an overly-saturated community, your voice is what helps grow your business.
Authenticity. Organic. RAD.
These three words, I keep in my mind when it comes to anything that's going up under my name. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't belong. I've learned to stick to what represents you and to stray away from following in someone else's voice. You want to stay chic? Be YOU.
To Be a GIRL BOSS
I love this term. It can mean something different for every woman. For me, it's not just about striving to be CEO, Founder or Creative Director. It's about being an EMPOWERED, FIERCE, SASSY LADY that will lead her there! Through every word and photo on this page, I want it to scream GIRL BOSS. ❤️
*All opinions are my own
*Photography by Bree Quichon