When I started my blog my senior year of high school, I really just wanted to create a space where I could learn to better express myself verbally and creatively. I could never have predicted the people I have come to know because of this blog or the opportunities that this blog has created for me. Those of you who watch my Instagram stories know I'm always in my feelings about how God has blessed me when it comes to this specifically, but I genuinely mean every word every time . This blog means so much more to me than having my initials on a hat or rocking "yellow on some yellow like what purple is to Prince" (word to Aminé). This blog, and subsequently my brand, truly represents something that I've been able to put my whole heart into for the past two years that brings me genuine joy and excitement every day. This blog has created space for me at tables that I may not have otherwise had the courage or opportunity to ask for and the fact that people even recognize that tells me none of this was on accident.
Going back to the original question, "If my blog were gone tomorrow, what would I have?" And I can confidently say if all of this were gone tomorrow, I would still have my voice. Regardless of this temporary digital space, I will always have my voice. I would still try my hardest to share my story so others feel inspired to do the same and I would still try my hardest to be an advocate for those who may not have a platform to make their own voice heard.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout these two years. Thanks for every comment, retweet, like, DM, allat. I see you and appreciate you more than you know. Let's see what God has in store for year 3.
I looked up the meaning of the number 3 to see if there was any cute theme that I could attach to this next year. I'm super into Life Path numbers and, interestingly enough, my blog's life path number is 3. According to Astro Style Numerology, my blog's purpose is to "develop creative self-expression, emotional sensitivity, joy, and inspired communication." God is always (and in all ways) intentional so I'm excited to see how this plays out in this next 365 days!