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This new venture

Hello everyone and welcome!!

This is my very first post and pressing publish for the first time was a bit nerve-wracking.  My brain has been running with questions like, “will anyone check out another new blog?”, and “will anyone even see this?”.   I think, or at least I hope, some of the bloggers out there had some of these same thoughts when they first started out.

Bit of info on why I’m starting this blog:

I have only recently discovered this world of blogging—I know, I know, I’ve always been a bit of a late bloomer;)  My tech savvy husband told me about the world of blogs quite a while ago but at the time I did not have an interest in reading them.  Just a couple of years ago while searching for some dessert recipes I came across so many amazing food and baking blogs.  Then once I found fashion blogs I was pretty much hooked!

I’ve been inspired by so many bloggers especially mom and women bloggers and their stories.  I love all the entertaining posts I get to read, seeing different styles and takes on trends, and OOTD (outfit of the day) pictures.  I now tend to look to fashion blogs for inspiration, and tips for styling rather than traditional magazines or large fashion sites.  Don’t get me wrong I still love seeing and reading about the world of high-end fashion, and appreciate the artistic side of fashion shows and haute couture designers.  I just find it rather refreshing to see everyday women showcasing great style, supporting each other and demonstrating how talented “everyday” (for lack of a better word) women can be!

I have been quite consumed with being a mommy for the last three years and as much as I love motherhood at times I can feel a bit lost in it.  That got me thinking about having an outlet to do something I enjoy for myself.   I also wanted it to be something to help keep my brain from running on empty because my “baby brain” syndrome was starting to get out of hand!  Writing a blog on a topic I really love seemed to be a great idea to address those issues.   So to make a long story short I thought since I am very passionate about fashion why not challenge myself to use it and try something new.   In addition I have more recently gained a real love for baking and will incorporate some fun and simple dessert recipes as well.  I have never really been one to put myself “out there”, as they say, so this is quite a plunge for me.  However, being a parent and growing older has made me realize even more that you need to take risks and try new things because life is just too short to not live it to the fullest. So without getting too philosophical here, even above all the questions running through my head there is such an excitement about this new venture of mine!  I am really looking forward to being a part of the world of blogging, writing posts, making new connections, and seeing where this little blog might take me.

*As a side note I will initially be posting once or twice a week and will be working up to posting more often as I get used this whole blogging thing.  I’ve never been the most tech savvy person so I have much to learn about all these app’s, plug-ins, analytics, and the list goes on.

When was the last time you felt nervous about a new venture? Any advice from bloggers out there?  Any comments would be appreciated:)

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