Photography by Nikk Nguyen Photo
How does this day sneak up on me every single time? Well, my blogiversary is actually tomorrow but whatevz. Who reads posts on a Saturday anyway (okay, sometimes me)? I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 6 years. I’ve never done anything for 6 years straight, now that I think about it. In my youth, I was known for being a quitter when it came to hobbies. Basketball? Quit. Theater? Quit. Pep squad? Quit. I could not hold a commitment for the life of me. Maybe I didn’t like people telling me what to do…? I don’t know! But with blogging, you do everything on your own time and everything is how YOU want it: the website design, the writing, the photography, the brands you work with… It’s entirely your call. Having that kind of creative freedom is probably the main reason I haven’t given up this ol’ blog yet, and I hope I never do. If anything, I could see this blog changing directions someday (as many style bloggers I follow have done recently), but never ending completely. Then again, future Rachel is someone I don’t really know yet; we might have completely opposite preferences–like maybe she puts raw onions in her salad or prefers cats over dogs… unlikely, but who knows?
It’s crazy to me that this blog is even a thing of minor significance. Like strangers ask me about it in real life or reach out to me just to comment on how they like what they see or would love to work with me. Like, what? I literally created this thing when I was bored one Friday night on a random April Fool’s Day (I looked it up, April 1st 2011 was a Friday, and I had NOTHING better to do, obvi). I know my blog isn’t super popular, but without it, some of the opportunities I’ve had would have never come to fruition, and I’m so grateful! I didn’t really have anything planned for this post; just wanted to acknowledge it in some way. So here’s to another year of blogging! Thanks for sticking around. 🙂
p.s. I realize it’s almost impossible to look cute while blowing glitter. I TRIED, OK?