I’m back! Life update: where I’ve been and where I’m going

Hi all,

It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog post… more like 4 months. Things had gotten super busy and if I’m completely honest, I was at a crossroads with the blog. A ton of blogs today are all about fashion, but that’s just not what I’m into. I was trying to force myself to write and post more about fashion and ultimately failing at it because 1) I don’t enjoy it and 2) I don’t consider myself to be particularly fashionable. I’m perfectly fine with rotating between the sweaters and cardigans I’ve had for years.

I felt like I was also putting so much pressure on myself to post 2-3 times/week that I lost sight of why I originally started this blog: as a creative outlet to be able to write about what I want, when I want.

With that being said, going forward, I’m going to try to stick to one post per week and will most likely stray away from fashion posts. I’ve been doing lots of self-reflecting this past year and I feel as though it would be much more worthwhile for me to share about what I’ve learned in terms of self-improvement and self-discovery than posting about this top that’s on sale. I struggled with finding my path for so long but these past six months or so have really been eye-opening and I’ve learned so much about myself and what I want out of life. Don’t get me wrong, I still struggle with where I’m going and I’m not 100% there yet, but I’m so much closer than I’ve ever been and I feel like something is brewing around me, and I know these next few years will be great.

So now, where have I been?

The biggest reason why I haven’t been posting on the blog is that I started my own handmade bracelet Etsy shop! I was in a total rut last February and March (I will delve into this more in the next few blog posts) and I turned to jewelry-making as a way to learn something new and get to be more creative. It unintentionally led me to open my own shop and I could not be happier with where I stand right now. My shop was opened during the holiday season and it went better than I would have thought, for it being my first one. I found something that makes me really happy and so last fall I focused all of my non-school energy on that (because I am still in university!). It’s been pretty great so far- I’ve definitely learned so much and I have big ideas and goals I hope to accomplish with this shop. I’ve come to realize that I love the business side of things as much as I do the creative side.

There’s so much more I’d like to write and say, but it would be a super long post and would be all over the place. I’m going to “compartmentalize” in a way what I learned and I hope to produce some pretty great posts.

Thank you for reading along and I hope that you’ll stay for the ride!

Marilyn

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