Three years ago today I created A Love Affair With Fashion. I was at a transitional moment in my life after losing my father and losing my job. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and I needed something that would give me a creative escape. Something that would help me express myself. So I started a blog without having any thoughts about it in the future. I never expected anything from it and I never thought that it would ever become anything. Little did I know that this blog would eventually transition itself into my career. I went from working for a company that made me miserable to working for myself. That is a beautiful thing. Although it’s a struggle at times, I would not have it any other way. I finally found myself and can do something that I love. I went from feeling lost and alone to being filled with a ton of joy and completion. To some people a blog is just a blog. They don’t understand what it really is or the hard work that it takes to maintain. They may see it as narcissistic or a joke. They make fun of it. They don’t understand how amazing it is to be able to connect with so many people all across the world and that there really is much more to the blog and the blogger than what you see on the surface. Little by little I have been trying to show more of myself to all of you because as I always say there is way more to me than just the clothes that I wear. I’m a dreamer to the fullest extent and I hope that if I can do one thing for you, it’s to take risks and chase your dreams until you catch them.
I have grown so much with my blog over these last 3 years. I look back at my selfie posts from when I first started to my photos now and I still sometimes can’t believe that it ever became anything. I am so grateful to my supportive mother for helping me do this. I look back at some of the ridiculous poses and the questionable outfits and everything else and I can’t help but smile and laugh because all of that was just part of the process. I learned so much about myself all because of my blog. I learned my weaknesses and my strengths and I learned to have thick skin for sure! The internet is a beautiful thing but it can also be cruel. That’s all part of the price though when you put yourself out there every day. A few people have asked me how I deal with the negativity and the criticism and the truth is that it used to hurt me a lot in the beginning. But now, I consider all of that to be just noise. I don’t let it slow me down or stop me. I am a 31 year old woman, not a little girl. I am not perfect but I know who I am and that is all that matters. So from the people who have supported me from day 1 to the people who have not been so supportive, I thank you all because you seriously helped me grow as a woman.
As I continue to evolve, I want my blog to as well. I have been working on creating a new layout and was hoping to have it up today, but I want to make sure it’s just right before putting it out. So that will be coming very soon, hopefully within the next week. It’s about time, right?! The main focus of my blog will still be my outfit posts, however I really do want to incorporate other things too and more frequently from lifestyle, to more travel, to beauty, and more. I am still working on getting back into videos and I seriously want to do that with the new year. I just want to work on making my blog better and making sure that it continues to grow with me.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been following along on this journey with me. I don’t even consider you guys to be my readers, I consider you my friends. I always look forward to your lovely comments as they put a smile on my face every time. With so many blogs out there, I truly appreciate you still taking the time to stop by mine and read my posts. I love you!
Happy 3 Year Blogiversary to A Love Affair With Fashion!