To my Fashion Speech readers, cheerleaders, family and friends:
I have thought about writing this post for most of the summer… procrastinating this like no other thing in my 23 years. And for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you already know what this post is about. (Or the title already gave it away?)
It’s bittersweet to write this here, but it’s time for me to say goodbye to theFashionSpeech.com.
Fashion Speech has been an absolutely amazing creative outlet for me over the past four-plus years. When I started this blog, I was a sophomore in college with a love for fashion and style, and an even greater love for writing – expressing my thoughts and outlook on life through the lens of fashion. At first.
My blog has evolved over the years, and in the past year or two—especially—I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with other bloggers, writers, creatives and brands who have truly great missions. I’m also grateful for the opportunities Fashion Speech has provided for honing my design and photography skills – aspects I didn’t focus much attention on in Fashion Speech’s early stages.
This space has helped me grow as a writer, make connections and build friendships with so many awesome creatives, land internships, and learn even more about myself as an individual.
While I am still growing, learning and experiencing new things, it’s time for me to move on and pursue my passions – for style, health and wellness, DIY artsiness, faith, social media and writing – in new ways. I don’t have all the details figured out, nor do I know exactly what is ahead. But I hope you’ll join me as I blaze a new trail for myself in 2016 and beyond.
I’ll soon be sharing my new business co-venture and website with you all, and I encourage you to continue following my adventures – professional, personal and otherwise – on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn (or whichever you fancy).
It’s hard for me to leave Fashion Speech and end a chapter that has been such a huge part of who I am and how I define myself. But it’s time for something new – something different.
If you’ve never blogged, but have daydreamt about it – start now. A blog is the best kind of diary because it’s both entirely private and entirely public at the same time. Really.
Fashion Speech has been a space for my some of my inner most thoughts – ramblings and opinions about life, fashion, family, love and so on – that I may have never said aloud. But I shared these thoughts on the internet for the world to read if they so chose. A blog can become the best therapy, the best cleanse, the best kind of honesty, and the best form of self-expression.
This is the fondest farewell of any. And as the sun sets on this site, I feel at peace and an almost-relief about it all. It’s over; it’s done. And that’s how I know it is time to leave Fashion Speech be.
So thank you all for your likes, your follows, your kind words, your friendship, your time, your presence, and for being you. Because without you, this space would never exist. And I would never be who I am in this moment, in this time, in this life.
“Fortune favors the bold.”
Be bold. Be you.