Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A little reflection on the blog

A few months ago, I had a quarter-life crisis.  I realized that I was turning 20 soon and felt little sense of achievement.  What was I doing with my life?  Why was I just letting the days pass me by quietly?

And that's why I started the blog. To do something. Although at the time, I wasn't quite sure where I was going with this.
It was somewhere along the lines of a documentation for my days, and to see what kind of a response a little blogger with no experience like me could get.  Being a communications major (nerd), I was interested in seeing how my blog would spread.

Dear readers, you've already given me more than I could've imagined.


It's been a while since I've dreamed big. I found it perfectly acceptable to be going through the mundane notions of life.  I've never really been passionate or excelled at anything in particular. But now, I've got something to call my own. Something to look forward to. Something that I look forward to watching grow.



I've met so many incredible people and have been inspired by what they do.  I'm enjoying this quirky fashion circle that makes it okay refuse blending in with the crowd.  I'm enjoying how people are using fashion to convey their politics.  I suppose I've always had a sort of whimsical sarcasm to me, but being told that my writing is my weapon inspires a new way of thinking.  Thank you for helping me to want to dare to think outside the box, and express those opinions.

I have a certain pride in being a walking paradox.  I'm a chameleon in my styles because I like to continue surprise people.  Let's face it- people do judge on appearance and dress, but if my appearance chances, I'm a little harder to figure out.  There's honestly a certain thrill in being a different person than my first impression gives off.



My 20th birthday just passed, and I could not feel a greater sense of accomplishment and pride.  Having a blog is undoubtedly one of the best things that has happened.

35 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday! I love this post! You should be very proud of yourself. You have an amazing blog. These photos are absolutely gorgeous:-)

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  2. Happy belated Birthday, Sabrina! Such an inspirational post.
    You look so pretty in this bright blue dress :)

    classy & fabulous

    Kisses.

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  3. Cute dress, love the yellow scarf!

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely blog post dear, you look darling :)

    Shikha
    Red Mera Vintage

    x

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  5. I love dress. So feminine style! I like the blue and yellow color combo. :-)

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  6. I've had the same feelings over the past couple months as my 20th birthday approaches in October. I actually re-booted my blog for the same reasons you started yours - to feel a sense of accomplishment and do something. Your blog is wonderful, and I look forward to hearing lots from you in the future :)

    xx from Montreal,

    Sarah
    I Bleed Fashion

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  7. Like your outfit combined with the yellow scarf :)

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Sabrina! Stay pretty! <3

    lotsa love from Indonesia :D

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  9. such a nice post, I totally know what you mean. Our blogs can be like a little escape from reality and make us feel like we are focusing on something that we love and enjoy in our lives. Happy belated birthday!

    Susan
    xox

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  10. Glad you found something to be proud of. You have a great blog and you have every reason to be proud of it! Keep going!

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  11. Always dream big!! Also, you look really cute in the pics!

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  12. Great photos - I love the 2nd one.

    http://iammeggy.blogspot.com

    xx

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  13. This outfit is beautiful. I love the colors you've paired. I had the same crisis last month. I also turned 20. I woke up with a soar back and realized I was getting old ;)
    Just kidding :)

    -Ellie

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  14. Happy belated birthday hun! Lovin the color contrast in this outfit!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you! :) Maybe we can follow each other?

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  15. Happy post-birthday! 20 is young young young! You'll do so much more!

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment,love the sound of tye dye trouses paired with boho accessoires <3
    I hope you had a fabulous birthday,you have a gorgeous blog,and I totally agree,blogging is so much fun,like a diary of everything you love and inspires you.
    You have a new follower,look forward to more posts x
    Hope your having a lovely day <3
    billiejean44.blogspot.com

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  17. god I love the yellow with the blue, such a simple way to stand out!

    That is the exact reason I started blogging, and it's so fulfilling :)

    xxx Irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

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  18. Love how you wore the yellow scarf :) and happy belated!!

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  19. Happy belated birthday! And what a lovely way to look at blogging. Blogging is definitely a part of my life now which I wouldn't change, I couldn't ever imagine not having this little bit of the internet anymore! I love how clothing is used to express oneself, and you look great!

    Sarah
    x

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  20. aww i'm glad that blogging has helped you find your way, even though it can be surprising! it's always great to find an outlet, a way to showcase who you are, nothing better than finding yourself unexpectedly!

    xoxo, steph h
    hoisinivy.com

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  21. You look great, happy belated birthday :) xo

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  22. Love the location especially the second photograph! Happy belated birthday!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  23. such a beautiful dress, you look gorgeous!!

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  24. Aw, happy birthday and congrats on the success of your blog! Thanks for visiting mine, too ;)

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  25. You're so right about wearing different styles. I like surprising people with everything I do: music, clothes, food. In that way people just can't fully figure me out.
    You have a lovely blog :)

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  26. What an absolutely beautiful dress. I love the contrast with the yellow!

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  27. Aww what a beautiful post. Your dress is so dreamy paired with your yellow scarf! (Is it Pashmina because I have a similar one!)

    Love how you said "I'm a chameleon." Comparison was beautiful.

    Your blog is amazing. No doubt about it.
    xoxo

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  28. Wow! I feel the exact same way. It's been fun!

    Keep it up!

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  29. Your post was very inspiring. I like your writing style...a LOT!

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    goodbadnfab

    style and musings of a LA fashion lawyer

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  30. such a lovely outfit, and photos!
    Thankyou so much for visiting my blog :)

    Chelsea x
    http://letsputourheartstogether.blogspot.com

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  31. Gorgeous. I love the yellow scarf. Yea I had a quarter-life crisis a few months back!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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