It's hard for me to believe that A Love Affair With Fashion has officially turned 4 today! I mean, where have these four years gone? I admit that I didn't even realize it was my blogiversary until two days ago. It totally crept up on me. There's no way that I could have just let this day go by without giving it some sort of recognition. Each year that passes puts me in such a different place than the year before. I look back at the very first day, how this all started and where I was at in my life and then I compare it to today and I am in awe of all that has changed. I feel like a completely different person and that's because I am. When I first started this blog I was so lost in life and I used this as my escape. In many ways it healed me and still continues to do so. I know I've said this before, but never did I expect anything to come from this. I never imagined it would become my career. I didn't even know what I was doing to be honest. I just did it and I learned so much about this industry and myself in the process. I am very thankful and appreciative for all of the opportunities and blessings that have come my way and never do I take them for granted. I'm so happy that through this journey I found my way and that I am able to do something that I really love and enjoy.
Being on the internet and sharing our lives with the world is such a crazy concept, whether it be on a blog or social media, because it is out there for all to see. We really do expose so much of ourselves to everyone else and at first I didn't know exactly the best direction to take with this. I first started out with only fashion focused posts and over time I have done my best to develop this into something more. I wanted more substance. I needed it. I think the best decision I ever made was creating my Life Chats series. That is where my true passion lies. I enjoy writing so much and I truly love being able to be open and honest with all of you each and every week. I feel so much more connected to you than I did when I first started this little journey of mine and I hope you feel the same. The best part about what I do is connecting with all of you! Some of you have been with me since day one and words could never even express my gratitude to you for sticking through this all with me. To those that have found me somewhere along the way, I also send out my sincerest & heartfelt thank yous. While I may not personally know every one of you, in so many ways I consider you all my internet family.
I strive to make this blog a place where you can feel some sort of connection whether that be through my style, my personal stories, the travels, or anything else. I can't wait to continue to develop things even further and hopefully incorporate some other aspects. In so many ways, I still feel like this is just the beginning for me and as always I look forward to what the future holds. I am constantly trying to come up with new ideas and a new direction to take and I believe in 2016 I will begin to bring more of those ideas to life. I want to make sure that this blog continues to evolve with me, so hopefully I have done a good job of that so far. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read my posts, whether it's every day or just once a week. I hope you keep coming back for more!
I had so much fun with these photos. I was literally just laughing and dancing around and my mom kept snapping. I think they sum up how I am feeling right now. :)