My little hiatus is over, and now I can share what all I’ve been working on while I was gone!
As 2016 came to a close, a lot of time was spent listing out and working on the goals we had for the new year. One of them has been launching a re-brand of the blog, which is so much more than just a blog at this point. It is, essentially, our life.
In its 3 years of existence, my blog has grown into a self sustaining business, and it has grown with us every step of the way. In the spring of 2016, I had a new direction in mind. Well, more of a gut feeling. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that visions can’t be rushed. They have to be fleshed out, and given detail. As the creator of this vision, I had to give it its very own breath of life. And so throughout 2016, I spent a lot of time figuring out what this new direction would be.
I explored what I really wanted… what inspired me. I tried new things, and failed at some other things. Through it, I realized what I was strongest at, and what made me happy. I learned that trying to do things fast and easy wasn’t going to keep me happy. I needed to create… really create something. No more meaningless work churned out without creativity. It would kill me. And there’s no need to do more of that when there’s already an over saturation of meaningless content generated everyday. So… you could say I’ve come full circle.
I was once a fashion photographer, who then transitioned into blogging full time. And the blogging world became a beast all of its own. When I started, it was my own thing. This offered a way to be unique by sharing your world with everyone. I had adventures to conquer and places to see, and I wanted to share it all with you. I wanted to capture the world and show it to you, picture by picture. (If you’ve been with me since the beginning, you’ll know the adventures I talk of!)
The world caught up with blogging, and soon it was more of a demand for content than and need for it. And then it just became something else entirely. But I was’t made for being an ad service. And I don’t think all of you deserve to be treated like numbers that add up to how much money I can make. I want to inspire you… it’s literally all I live for. I started the blog simply by making content I loved, for myself and for whoever enjoyed it. And so when I say I’ve come full circle… well, that is where I am starting off in this new year. I’m going back to my roots, only this time I’ve learned a whole lot more about myself and my work, and what made it special in the first place. And I think that’s the most important thing I took away from 2016.
So… hello! This is one of the big things I’ve been working on! Josh and I built the new site from scratch, and put our love into every detail. Things are going to be a little different here now- I won’t go telling you everything, but you can find out for yourself by exploring the blog! And what’s even more exciting is there’s so much more to come! So take a look around, see what’s new, and maybe stay a while! This year is going to bring some big things you won’t want to miss! Why? Because I’m making them just for you!