Where have I been all this time!? It has been exactly 252 days since I’ve posted my last blog post. A lot has happened in that time and everything has changed. I’ve received many questions regarding whether or not I still blog, why I quit for so long etc. So… what can I say?
In all honesty, I haven’t been really content with where my blog was going for a long time. When I started out in 2013 I was 17 years old and wanted to document my travels and lifestyle. I was traveling a lot because of school and then moved across the globe. I enjoyed blogging about those two topics because it was what I was super interested in. But that was over five years ago. I’ve grown since then, I’ve changed since then.
I don’t travel as much as I’d like to and my view on traditional lifestyle blogging has changed as well. So what’s a Travel & Lifestyle blogger who doesn’t travel and isn’t into lifestyle anymore?
”Fall seven times, stand up eight”
The last few months have been hard. Life challenged me in ways I hoped it never would. I hit an all time low and I wasn’t up to fake happiness on my blog nor on Social Media. During this period I spend a lot of time being and also feeling lonely. I realized that no one was going to have my back like me and no one was going to love me like I would love myself. So I decided to make it my own and embrace it all; the pain, the loneliness, the struggle. This was my journey and I wanted to feel all of it, including the bad parts because I knew they wouldn’t last forever. Because of this I felt like I was in control in some way. Does that make sense? Anyway, I focused on myself a lot and discovered that life wasn’t what I thought it was or what I wanted it to be. Everything somehow got a new meaning, everything in & around me changed.
Now fast forward 3 months later and I am in the best place ever. It’s crazy how you can be at an all time high, then crumble to the ground to eventually rise even higher than before. But I am a changed woman. I carry all the lessons within me, I redefined life and experience it with a different outlook. I am not the same and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But my blog has to change with me. You can’t expect to evolve but keep on doing the same things you’ve always been doing. I long for progress in every aspect of my life so I plan to implement that.
So, what can you expect from me now? Well, nothing superficial. I don’t want to talk as much about materialistic stuff like products or fashion. I don’t want to brag about how amazing life is and how I’m living it up, because that’s not realistic. Unlike most of what you see today on the media, I want to be honest, raw and real. I want you guys to relate to me instead of feeling bad about your life. No one’s life is perfect and I do not want to promote that. So from now on you’ll mostly see blog posts regarding personal development, spiritual guidance and everything that has to do with finding yourself and being a better you. I’ve been meditating so much, listening to motivational speeches and as cliché as it sounds, found inner peace. I just want to share that knowledge with all of you. Okay, and perhaps create some travel posts for when I do actually travel. 😉
I truly hope you will tag along on this new journey I’m embarking on and will enjoy what this wild mind of mine has to say. Always feel free to share your stories and thoughts when you do or don’t relate to a post. To my loyal readers I say thank you. Thank you for sticking with me up until now, let’s all bloom together!
Love & Light,