My First Year of Blogging

Can you believe it?? My blog is 1 year old…today! 

My blog’s had a little spruce-up in celebration! I really hope you guys love it – let me know what you think in the comments!

This year has absolutely flown over, although I have really learned so much in my first year of blogging. I feel like I was waiting years to pluck up the nerve to start my blog, after reading others for so long, but I can honestly say it has proven to be one of the best decisions I ever made! Sure I’ve not made any money out of it, or been sent any cliché blogger gifts – but it’s really not what I do it for! I’d love to think about blogging as a part-time job in the future, but for now I’m enjoying the simplicity & freedom of it. I am SUCH a creative person at heart, but having no creative outlet in my life before this, blogging has allowed me to express myself and my creative flare, as well as my passion for beauty & writing!

Although I try to post once a fortnight at the very least, I haven’t let (or at least TRIED not to let) the pressures of post schedules bother me, or take away from the enjoyment out of posting whenever and whatever I feel like. I work full-time in a boring office job during the day (boo!), so I’m definitely not always in the mood. But when my creative juices are flowing, my blog has been the PERFECT outlet and opportunity to let off steam.

Over the last 2 months, especially, I think I’ve really begun to find my style – both in writing and photography style – and it feels great. I’ve always been a person who has always wondered ‘who I really am’ (wow that’s deep) and I would never have guessed in a billion years that blogging was going to be the thing to help me make sense of all that. Well, I think maybe it’s more that blogging has allowed me to be happy with whoever I am today, and if I want to change anything tomorrow – that’s fine too!

I’ve had SO many hobbies and creative outlets since entering full-time work, but there’s nothing I’ve stuck to as much as blogging. I am honestly in love with it and I can’t see myself stopping ANY time soon! Thank you so much to anyone who has taken the time to read my ramblings so far – I truly, truly appreciate you all. You encourage me to keep going, and are always cheering me on!

So here’s to my first year of blogging, and hopefully many more to come!