” Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings ” – William Arthur Ward
One year ago today, I took the courage to post my first ever blog post. I had been debating for over a year if I should take up blogging. I knew that if I started my very own blog, I wanted to talk about something that I am very much passionate about, which is beauty and fashion. But I was scared to pursue that dream. I kept going back and forth with that idea and sometimes, I would just brushed it off thinking “it would be just another beauty blog”. As saturated as the blogging industry currently is, I kept having this mindset that starting a beauty and fashion blog would be a waste of time. Why even do it? There are so many well known beauty and fashion bloggers all over the world that it’s tough to compete with these ladies. And then I thought again, what is it that I really want to achieve and be successful at? What is it that I want to gain out of this?
As a young girl, I always been into fashion and designing stuff. I remember my first ever sketch was of an evening dress. After that first sketch I got really into designing dresses and I love it. I was proud of my lil work I did and would look at it every single day. For some reason after that, I wasn’t into it as much. Maybe because I started becoming a tomboy. Haha! When I was in my early teens, puberty hit and I’m into doing girly stuff again. This time, I was not into dresses, but I started to develop a love for shoes. So when I got my first job at Starbucks, I would spend my money on beautiful heels (that I don’t wear), and from there on my love for shoes just kept growing and growing and at that point I knew I wanted to be a shoe designer. Everyone who knows me well, knew that I am a shoe addict. It’s crazy how many pairs of shoes I have by the age of 18 or 19. Way too many that it’s rather embarrassing.
Fast forward to now. Because of that deep desire and passion I have for the love of shoes, that spurs me go ahead and started my blog. I felt that my strong suit is definitely in fashion and beauty is just something I enjoy. Blogging definitely has made my life a tiny bit more interesting and fun. What I love most about blogging is the readers. I love when I get comments on my post and I enjoy reading them and replying to some of you. Honestly, I don’t think that I would ever get followers or that my blog would not be recognize at all, but because of my readers, I feel like my blog got more exposure than I expected. I still get excited and would be in awe whenever I have readers all the way from the Middle East or Europe. It felt surreal. There are times when I felt like I don’t want to do it anymore because it just felt stagnant. I would get little to no views for a long time and it kind of feel demoralizing and I don’t feel motivated at one point.
I’m glad that I did not quit, and because of that I got to meet all these wonderful people on my blog. You guys are the best. I always looked forward to reading your comments and replying to them. Now that I think about it, I am rather happy that I went with my gut to start a blog. My blog may not be the best blogs you’ve seen, but I am working on it. I am always researching and finding creative ways to make my blog better. And as for my shoe dream, don’t worry, I am still sketching. I have to admit, this blogging thing does take a lot of time and effort. Since I am such a perfectionist, I have to make sure all my pictures turn out good or else I won’t do it. Even though I am just starting out, I am still learning the strings so I could be better at it each time.
Before the day ends, I would like to thank each and everyone of you my readers, for being part of this wonderful journey. I appreciate all the support you’ve shown and for that, I am truly grateful and humbled. To many more wonderful years together and I promise to make Something Glitters better and better each year, for me and for you. Okay I’ll stop with my award speech! Haha! I am someone who gets really touched so easily and feel grateful by small things. That’s what makes us human. Right?
Anyway, thanks for reading this post and until next time!XOXO ❤