Dress&belt: Fox House, Sweater: AE, Shoes: Blowfish, Necklace: Eddie Bauer
I've been thinking a lot lately about my blog, while it's almost a year old I only really started posting regularly in November. Two things changed in November: 1) Jamie and I celebrated a year of marriage, 2)We moved to Wisconsin.
Moving is always difficult. It's hard to start over, we are still in the starting process. While I have my loving family here, it's just the 5 of us. I need community, friends, people to share my life with. I need inspiration, encouragement and challenge. I need women to connect with, to teach me, learn from me and just to talk to.
For generations, women have learned from each other, encouraged each other. Sharing recipes, cleaning tips, struggles and joys. Usually the women lived near each other. But that's not where I am right now. I am not living near women that have similar interests as me. I know it is not just Wisconsin, but it seems that most people I have met are solely career focused (which is fantastic! Just not where I am at), and creativity is not valued.
I haven't found anyone that loves crafting, vegan/vegetarian recipes, knitting, serving and missional living or fashion. I have met a few Wisconsin bloggers that are completely darling - but never any real-life friends.
I started blogging to connect with you lovely ladies. To share happiness and pain with. To create community, outside of this small town.
Why fashion? If you have been around here a little while, you've seen that my blog is mostly lifestyle fashion (different than high-fashion). And maybe those that know me are curious why such an emphasis on beauty? When I started reading fashion blogs a little while ago, they helped me remix my wardrobe, dress my body properly, and I found an awesome emphasis on modesty. Lifestyle fashion, while it can be challenging, is not only fun for me..I get dressed everyday so why not share?
I started Dear Family, to connect with people, share stories, and encourage and I have. I have already met some very dear friends and am learning to enjoy this time with long-distance friends.
I would love to hear your story.
Why do you blog?