Why I Blog

As much as I love Furniture Fridays, I'm switching it up today and taking part in a link up from the lovely Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition. So here are the reasons why I blog:

After highschool, I started an Interior Design degree but unfortunately I let my messed up priorities and insecurities get the best of me. I am now a full-time Graphic Designer and have no regrets. Decorating has always been my number one passion, I just took a detour to get here and that's ALL good. I feel like I have a much deeper appreciation for the history of furniture, design and decorating so I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.

I'm the BAWSE. Working as a full-time graphic designer and doing freelance projects on the side can be exhausting and creatively draining. I did this for years to supplement my income and those who have done it know it's not easy. You work your tail off to meet the needs of your clients even when you may not agree wholeheartedly with the final design. This hilarious post from The Oatmeal comes to mind! So this blog is my baby. I am the client and I get to express myself any which way I please. It's therapeutic and creatively freeing!

Let's face it, you don't always have the opportunity to hone your skills during the 9-5. This blog not only helps me practice my graphic design and photography skills but it also helps expand my knowledge of HTML, CSS and social media. In addition, it helps me stay connected to family and friends and make some new friends through the vast community of talented bloggers. I have learned so much in the past months and it's so encouraging to be part of such a supportive community.

Everyone has different views on blogging. Some say it's narcissistic or that it's crazy town to share so much online. But when you love what you're doing, why not share it? I see it as a form of expression, a portfolio or an online identity. I wanted to start this blog years ago but was so deathly afraid because of all the negative voices in my head. But I am so glad I overcame that fear and went for it because I absolutely love it and have never felt so inspired.

So that's pretty much it. I am grateful to all of you who continue to read and take the time to leave comments and suggestions on here. Thank you so much!

Have a great weekend everyone! xoxo