I started this blog in 2011 [my short and sweet first post, here] as a naive lil’ newlywed. I knew one person in real life who blogged [heyyy Krystal]. I made new friends. I’ve made connections, and have been invited to the occasional event because of my site [and the people I knew, mostly].
I started this personal blog to document my new life as a wife. I liked reading other blogs of fellow newlyweds. I enjoyed finding new recipes, crafts, and seeing how other people lived. I was the first of my close friends to get hitched; so finding like-minded friends was fun, and a welcome change. Sharing my thoughts, wedding photos, and
terribly photographed crafts also led me to a part time gig at the venue where Jason, and I married…and eventually was a reason I finally took the plunge to start my own events business on the side.
My blog has grown, and I have learned SO much! I’ve attended conferences that have taught me how to my brand [in this case me [and Jason] being the “brand”] my blog, and made some of the best friends from attending said conferences.
But I also try and keep up with my friends. Sometimes, it is exhausting! My life isn’t perfect, and while I don’t think anyone has ever thought it was or that I portrayed a stylish life, in my head that is sometimes what I want you all to see.
I’ve always been a bit cheesy, sentimental, girly, and crass [clearly, I am the whole package, haha]. I feel like at thirty, I mostly really love who I have become, and welcome it.
But sometimes trying to successfully blog, work full-time, have a social life, and make our newest casa a real home, is a lot of pressure. I’d rather blog less often with better content
and photos, than blog often to fill a void, and up my stats.
I started this site as a creative outlet [I didn’t know it then, however], and I miss the enjoyment. Can blogging be “work”? Sure. I know quite a few friends that make a decent living doing so. But I have a real job [that I don’t love, but tolerate for the time being. I digress], and there’s no point in killing myself trying to grow my site, if I can’t enjoy it…right?
I’m just keeping it real, yo. Thanks as always for reading! xoxo