This year started with a bang for me, and although there were moments when I did not feel like keeping up with my blog (because of other projects or happenings in my life), I managed to find that good balance between it all.
After reflecting a bit on what made this blogging year different from my previous year, there were a couple of things that stood out, amongst others. Firstly, growth … I am actually talking about personal growth. This year I found myself even busier than the last with events, work, and just living life. As you may have noticed, sometimes I needed to regroup, get rejuvenated, or take a holiday! So, I did! I was able to dig deep within myself to get the motivation that I needed, and other times even from unconventional places.
Secondly, I also travelled more, despite it being predominantly for business. I still made it a point to take little moments out of the day to have gratitude for even the smallest blessings, I visited more art exhibits, and blogged when I could. Guilt-free.
With daily affirmations, and writing out a list of attainable monthly objectives, I was able to meet and work with amazing people this year through my blog. There are loads of things that I wish I knew when I started my blog, but in each day, week, and year, you learn more about yourself and your blog -- I know that I certainly have.
You learn to progress and keep reaching for your goals, whatever they might be. This can also apply to life, not just blogging. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s okay! One thing that I try to remember is that our words are powerful, so staying encouraged, keeping positive people around, and voicing positive words will always have an effect in your life.
As many fellow bloggers may be aware of, having a blog takes an incredible responsibility, and maintaining one even for a couple of years is a feat in itself. This week marks my fifth year of blogging. I am so proud to say that I have still preserved my passion and sole reason that I started a blog—to express my style, inspire others, and showcase global noteworthy talent.
So, whether you have followed my blog for five years or you are a new reader, I just want to extend a massive thank-you for reading, commenting, sharing, e-mailing, and supporting me and my blog. It’s greatly appreciated! Here are several style highlights and a few special visual memories from this year.
What was one your favourite Fashion Tales outfits, memories, or posts this year?