New Year. Same Me.
New Year. Same Me. Don't get me wrong, I learned a lot in 2016, I was challenged. I made mistakes. I had beautiful moments. I had ugly moments … but you know what? It was all me. The greatest thing about this life is the fact that, Lord willing, we get a fresh start every day to go out and accomplish the things that set our hearts on fire. I sat down over the last few weeks and evaluated last year, my blog and where I want it to go. I had to get real with myself and really decide what direction I want to take my blog. A year ago, when I started, I started for fun, because I love writing and I equally love fashion.
While I shared some fun looks with you and cute outfits, I didn't feel like I gave you 100% of myself or what I envision for the blog. I am a writer. I'm funny. I'm a little weird at times (my husband would say all the time). I cuss a little. I smile a lot. I have a voice … And with that voice, I started plotting and planning. Within a few hours, my goals for 2017 were clear and in written form; posted in place that I can go back a review often. The New Year for me isn't about changing who I am, but it is about creating goals that will challenge me, make me better and fulfill what I want out of life. I plan on knocking them out of the park. I'll let you know in 365 days (or so) how I did.
SO, What's Next?
Do I want to just focus on fashion? Am I an #OOTD kind of blogger? Do I really want to stress about linking everything I am wearing? Will all of my posts be sponsored? The answer to all of these questions was a resounding "NO". It's just not me and didn't feel authentic to the direction that I want to take my blog. Don't worry, I'll absolutely be sharing looks and where to find them, but it'll be in a way that feels true to me. I also don't want to just talk about fashion or superficial things. There's some real life ish going on in my life and the people around me, and I think we ought to talk about it. Don't worry, I'm not a political writer. You won't find that here. But the real stuff like: relationships, divorce, sex, kids, the annoying room mom, single life (I'm a few years removed, but I still remember boo, boo!)
This year, I look forward to sharing my voice a little bit louder and clearer. I'm still all about fashion, but the editorial writer in me has a little more to give. I am not the type to share my every move, so stay tuned for some exciting new content this week that I think you will love.
Thanks so much for following along with me. I created a couple hashtags that you can follow along with on social media: #stephSTYLEDit #STJtravels (I'll be adding to those once I get the new content up).