I started writing this post about two months ago which is surprising considering I usually do not plan ahead on posts but this post has been resting in my heart for a while now. When I started this blog, roughly a year ago, I was excited about all of the opportunities and let’s be honest, free clothes, that I was going to be getting. In the beginning, it was a way to make extra money while also staying in touch with the latest fashions. I learned a ton about fashion, coding, blogging, marketing, networking, and about a thousand other things along the way. I would not trade what I learned for anything.
Along the way, I started despising writing my blog posts and for a long time I couldn’t figure out why. It was not until this summer when I started coaching 11 and 12 year old girls that I finally figured out why… it was sending the wrong message to these girls that I cared so much about. Today’s girls have so many pressures… they want to fit in, compete for boys, and live up to societies expectations of what and who they should be. It is not about what the latest fashion magazines and blogs tell them they should look like…it’s about loving themselves. Through promoting only what I was wearing, I was telling these girls that who I was was someone that spent my days playing dress-up and getting their picture taken, which really is the complete opposite of what I actually do for a living. The thing is usually people only post on the internet what they want others to see. Just remember that you aren’t always seeing everything just like it is.
So with this new blog layout change comes basically a new blog. I will still be doing the outfit and beauty posts because that is why you all started following but there will be less of them. There will be more lifestyle posts mixed in with other posts that I am not sure yet what the topic will be. That’s the great thing about this blog… it can truly be about anything and if I don’t start enjoying it again, I can be done with it! I know that also means that I will lose followers but my integrity is more important to me. My dad always said to me before I left the house “Remember who you are Kristi” and that is what I plan to do with this blog too.
So while you’re sitting on your couch eating ice cream in yoga pants, and feeling bad about yourself when you read someone’s blog and their life looks so put together and perfect and they appear to never wear anything but fashionable, well planned-out outfits, remember in reality,I’m doing the same thing you’re doing each night too.