Since deciding to go move to New York City almost ten years ago at age 17, my mantra has been, “If it doesn’t scare me, it’s not worth doing.” That mindset has taken me on planes across the ocean and down the continent. It made me fall in love, get married and moved to Boston all in the same week.
When I moved, I was unsure about a lot of things. About my career, my passion, my future. I was, in short, 24-years-old.
Lots of people began to ask me what my dream job was and I shyly claimed I didn’t have one. Growing up, I loved dogs. I wanted to breed golden retrievers and live in a house filled with puppies. That’s the closest I ever came to dreaming up my ideal job at age 12.
Until I started blogging.
Three years ago, I blogged because no one wanted to talk to me about thrift shopping or makeup, but by the end of my first year, I was secretly telling my best friend that my plan was to eventually become a full-time blogger. Blogging not only slowly took over my life, but it became my passion to the point where I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Which is why I’m going to be transitioning into blogging full-time in mid June. This is truly scary to share because it’s been my policy for years not to talk about work on my blog. But I am elated, excited and, yes, scared to be moving into blogging all day, every day.
So, What’s Next?
So what does that mean for Those Graces? I will be posting here more often with the goal of three to four times a week. My blog will become much more of a personal journal of my life that is less theme driven. I’ll still be talking about topics I care about, but much more about myself, my life and my opinions.
I’ll also be relaunching Beauty Shy on Monday, June 17th. It’ll be a beauty blog about basics, how tos, honest reviews and also more philosophical questions about beauty and people’s reaction to makeup. That being said, most of my beauty content will be moving over there.
Wait, There’s More!
And if sharing that I’m starting a new job and launching a new blog wasn’t enough, I am also going on an epic solo road trip across the country for all of July. I’ll be writing about it here at least 5 times a week with photos, videos, thoughts about everything and everywhere. I am beyond elated that this is actually happening–it’s been one of my dreams for over 10 years. Don’t worry, the trip will get tons of posts in the future!
Thanks for Sticking Around
I wouldn’t love blogging as much if it weren’t for my lovely, endearing, humbling and generally amazing readers. So to everyone who comments and those who read quietly (mom, dad, I’m looking at you!), thanks for encouraging me along the way, I can’t wait to see where this adventure goes next.