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When I first started blogging in 2009, I was a biochemistry and psychology student who had been determined to become a neuropsychiatrist for as long as I could remember. I think I made this decision for several reasons. First of all, I genuinely wanted to help people with psychiatric conditions- conditions I’ve learned first-hand that most people don’t understand- by treating them with a discipline more focused on the biology and chemistry behind behavior than psychiatry- what some call a “pseudo-science”- alone. Secondly, I have extremely high standards for myself. For a long time, I believed I had to become a doctor to become anything. When I started to think otherwise, I criticized myself for not living up to my own standards or achieving the goals I had set. The third major factor, I believe, is the environment that I grew up in; not my home life, but the closed-minded rigidity of private school. Sure, I was academically prepared for any college or university, but there was a sour environment filled with unspoken expectations and rules; in many ways, it was understood that there were “suitable” paths to take in life and “unsuitable” paths. Although I read fashion magazines religiously in high school, it didn’t dawn on me until college that fashion could be an actual career.
A vintage Chanel perfume bottle I found on one of my recent antique hunts!
I learned so much about fashion from my early days of blogging and made so many connections with people that I prefer to call them friends: Kimberly from Swoon Worthy, the first follower of my blog, Alisha Trimble, an amazing fashion designer who never forgets about me, Cate Parr of silverridgestudio, who’s a continual inspiration and the artist of my first piece of artwork, Erika Wasser, host of SPACEStv, who always checks up on me and makes me laugh, and Lindsay Boland- blogger/blog designer (she did mine!) of Jennie Called Jane Designs and the Editor-in-Chief of Poppy Magazine who took a chance by making me the Fashion Editor!
Blogging has connected the dots for me: I know I want to continue writing and eventually become a fashion and interior stylist. It has also connected me with like-minded people that inspire me to pursue my dreams and never give up. I’ve grown so much as a person this past year that I’ve left net vignette behind to start this blog: a site that’s more focused, professional, and- at times- personal. I’m also planning to relaunch get a headband soon because I’ve acquired the domain and miss writing about my favorite fashion accessories!
I want to know: Why do you blog?