I’ve thought about writing this post for months now, but every time I had a couple of sentences typed down, I changed my mind and deleted all of them again. I was never a fan of bloggers who made a big deal of closing their blogs (there I said it), because it always felt a bit pretentious. Like “I’ll stop writing about shoes, shirts and the occasional vacation… you can start crying now!” You know what I mean? In the grand scheme of things it won’t even make a difference whether I’m blogging or not, however -and please excuse my rambling, I swear there’s a point to this whole post hidden here somewhere…- what I’ve come to realize is that people probably don’t write these kind of posts for their readers but more for themselves. Because often times we just need to get some closure…
I’ve been running this blog more or less regularly for about three years now and for the most part I had a lot of fun with writing about fashion and beauty, or sharing snippets of my vacations with you, but for the last couple of months I felt like this blog wasn’t the right fit for me anymore. I don’t enjoy browsing through websites like Net-a-porter or ASOS for hours on end anymore, just to make a pretty wish list full of things that I’d never buy anyway, I don’t want to write sponsored posts for brands who ask me to please not state that I got paid for dropping their name and in all honesty I simply don’t want to spend my free time doing things that I’m not absolutely passionate about.
Sooo now that I’ve got the melodramatics out the way I can tell you about the good news!! The one thing I found through blogging (in addition to some great really people!) was my love for photography! I remember taking my dad’s old DSLR, setting it up on AUTO and just taking pictures of anything and everything for the blog. Fast forward 3 years and I’ve taken a ton of photography classes, attended workshops, and photographed most of my friends and family and I still can’t get enough. For me there’s just nothing like the feeling I get when people tell me they love the photos I’ve taken of them, of their kids, or of their pets, you name it… (and yes I realize how sappy I sound right now )
So to make a long story short I just want to pursue this ‘new’ passion with all I have right now and see where it’ll lead me. And while I won’t be posting here anymore, I still hope you’ll follow me on Instagram or via my new baby AS Photography. I won’t be blogging as frequently over there as I did here (well back in the day anyway…) but I’m hoping to post original content at least two to three times a week!
On that note, thank you so much for staying with me for the last three years, and reading my little blog here and I hope I’ll hear from you again via Instagram, or the comment section of my new blog, or per e-mail,… however you like! Have a good one!