I started this blog because I wanted somewhere to put all of my favorite things in one easy to find place. Yes, I realize everyone says that, but I genuinely do not believe that everyone really means it. I started another blog by the same name where I, for years, wrote out the deepest emotions that stirred in my soul, and less than a year ago I decided that I wanted to transition that into something that was more visual, less heavy and more representative of this period of my life; my anthology of right now. I’m also pretentious enough to believe deep down that what I have to say, someone else wants to hear about, but I mean, who isn’t?
The place where I end up struggling is not feeling like I have anything real to talk about, and there’s literally nothing worse to me than a blogger who puts up 17 pictures of herself with absolutely nothing important to say. I always promised myself that if I was going to really write a blog, it wouldn’t be vapid, but it would add some sort of value to my own life and hopefully to someone else that can learn from my struggles and my success’ (although the latter seems to be far and few between these days). Real recognizes real, I think we all know that, and my goal is always to find some type of connection with someone out there who is going through the same thing I’m going through, the good and the bad. All of human kind longs to connect with something, and that’s exactly what I want to do here.
All that being said, I end up not writing as often as I wish that I would because I get caught in this mental trap of feeling like I’m not bringing enough depth to the table. But at the same time, sometimes I just want to look at pretty pictures, and I think that’s okay too. I think we all do, that’s what Pinterest was born from. My mission statement at this time in my life is to constantly be inspired and to be inspiring to someone else. And one of the ways that I am inspired is through really beautiful images, and through food and through laughter and joy and stunning collections of clothing and a really brilliant red lip. I’ve let myself get wrapped up in this idea that a blog has to mean one thing and one thing only. But for me, this anthology of my life at twenty four years old represents 110 different things wrapped into one package with a bright pink title. This blog is my story at this point in my life, and I owe it to this place, to anyone that finds it, and to myself to let it become whatever it may become.
So I’ll probably post pretty pictures. I’ll most definitely post a lot more about skincare and I’ll 100% post about food, because the greatest area of growth in my life right now is my appetite and the absolute joy that I find while making food. If you’ll let me grow with you, I’d love it. I want you to be a part of my journey. I want your input, your stories and your favorite beauty products because I promise you that I want to try them all.
In the end, we all just want to connect with someone, so let’s connect. And let’s start by getting inspired by a lot of really beautiful images, because pretty begets pretty and love begets more love.