For the past few months, I have been feeling disconnected. I’ve been disconnected from writing, my creativity, my 9-5, my responsibilities as a somewhat adult, fashion, and generally from myself. I have spent time going over and over and over in my mind what exactly it is that I want from life and how this blog, and my job, and all of the things fit into that. I’ve read books and read tarot and spent time at the High Hipster Church of Saint Yeezy the Patron Saint of Sneaker Collabs. After months of soul searching and drinking, I have come to the conclusion that things have been off because I have not been keeping it 100.
From the beginning of my blog career, way back in 2007, my blog posts have never been about me. My first priority has always been to inspire young women to be their best selves whether it be by putting them on to new music, art, or fashion that resonates with who they are, sharing stories from my life or the lives of amazing women I know, or by simply giving them a safe space online. Somewhere along the way, I was sucked into the trap of being blog famous, which is not a thing, and shifted my focus to making me and not my readers the star of the show. I got exhausted and annoyed when I wasn’t hitting my numbers and eventually burned out. During one of those burned out moments, I went back to a blog I had with a few friends, La Gamine. La Gamine’s vibe was everything that me, my friends, and the girls I admire, embody. It captured the hustle of being a creative while managing a full-time job, having uptown taste with a downtown attitude, and generally being a multifaceted young woman, growing into her definition of an adult. Which for the record, I’m 31 and I don’t think I’ll ever be an adult.
I say all that to say, I’ve gotten my vibe back and with it, comes a slight change in the content on this site. There will be more lifestyle, more culture, more interviews, more randomness, tons of fashion and style tips, and the same sparkling wit you’ve all come to know and love.
Blogging is a journey and should always be reflective of who you are at your core, not who the internet wants you to be.