I’ve been contemplating a lot lately. Sometimes that can be bad, but in this case I believe is good. I’ve just been thinking about this blog, my shop, traveling, and life. I had a really in depth conversation with a friend the other day about blogs and the internet. My blog is officially a year old, and while I’ve learned so much over the past year, I’ve also seen how much this corner of the internet has changed. I know most people are well aware of that, so I won’t dwell too much on the subject. I just want to touch a bit on how impersonal a lot of social media has become. Which on occasion is totally okay, and I understand, sometimes we just want to look at nice pictures and let that be it. Right? But other times I want substance. I want to learn, grow, and KNOW things. It’s that age old lesson of quality over quantity. This has led me down a path to try and rework some of the content on my blog, to include more of my passions and interests. I’m a real person, I do real things. I go camping. I go running. I go to church. My room reaches a state of catastrophe sometimes. I use paper plates. I have a life and friends and a job. But I also love fashion, art, design, architecture, traveling, and culture. The thing about blogs is that people share what they want to share. If I only want you to see the glamorous side of life then that’s what you get. But I don’t want you to only get that. I want you to see the trips I go on, hear the things that matter to me, and experience all of what inspires me. I think that there has been a huge awakening in our society as far as local and handmade products goes, and the desire to travel and document our lives. It’s amazing! I want to celebrate that instead of covering it up with completely false ideals that everything has to be and look perfect all of the time. I want those things to be transparent here and I am going to work very hard to make that so. It also doesn’t mean I’m going to stop posting content like I’ve been posting, because those are the things that inspire me. Go ahead, stage some pictures or style a photo, just make sure you know that it’s not going to be like that EVERY time. I’ve also come across the fact that original content is hard to come by. I recently found out that there are most definitely other people who make art similar to mine, and are probably way more successful than me..but you know what? That won’t stop me. I am going to keep on living my life, doing what I love, and hoping and praying other people appreciate it as well. Maybe I won’t be doing the same thing forever, but that’s okay. Art evolves. Content changes. It’s a growing and learning process, because who want’s to remain the same forever? Not me.