1/12/17

Direction for the New Year

I can't believe that we are already 12 days into January. Obviously a "new" year doesn't really mean a whole lot because time is a made-up concept (I have lots of thoughts), but I feel like the new year just started yet I also feel like we are further into the year than we actually are. 

I already told y'all that 2016 was a weird year for me, but it was a really up and down year for my blog. I never blogged consistently for more than a month for the entire year. Whenever I felt good about something, I would get off-track. Second-semester senior year got the best of me. Moving to college messed with my schedule. I didn't feel inspired anymore. When I was producing content, I wasn't pleased with it 100%. A lot of the time I would post something just to post something, anything. That was really frustrating for me because I am someone who likes creating things and writing, but I am also someone who is a perfectionist. I basically stopped blogging from October to December, which was hard for me because I didn't have an outlet anymore.


This break was the best thing I could have done because it allowed me to stop and think. I stopped producing stuff I wasn't proud of, and I thought about the direction I wanted this blog to go in. I felt really lost for a while, and I spent a lot of time trying to emulate other bloggers. However, I remembered that 1. I am not other bloggers, and 2. I really need to be doing this for myself. Blogging is a weird world because basically everyone and their mother can do it as this point. I started this blog so I could find a place for my voice, and I want to be able to find that passion for what I have to say again. I don't want this to make it seem like I have been "fake" while blogging, but I don't think I have been completely myself. Brooke explains this  in a way that hit home for me, and obviously so did Molly.

So what's going to happen? Where's this rambly post going? I am not completely sure on that, which I think is okay. I am starting to accept that I don't need to know everything before I do something. I do, however, know that I want to start writing about stuff that is deeper than just clothes and fashion trends. While I love talking and writing about fashion, I know that's not all I ever want to talk about. Like y'all know I love the South, and I love sports. I have lots of opinions about both. I want to be more open in writing about myself and my experiences. I want this blog to truly reflect who I am as a person. Right now I think it only reflects one part of my life if that makes sense. There might be a couple of bumps in the road as there always are. I mean, have y'all driven in Alabama? I am, however, going to try my best, which is all I can promise as of right now. 

xx, jKm

2 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing your heart in this post. I totally agree and just want to encourage you in this new direction you are going to take. You are such a unique blogger & girl with gifts & perspectives that a lot of us don't have. That's your secret weapon so to speak. Nobody has your perspective, which is such an exciting gift when you stop and think about it. Once you start writing for YOU & sharing what really is from Julianna's heart, blogging will turn into such a joy for you, & you'll be able to touch many more lives because of your authenticity. xoxo

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    1. Grace, you are such a gift!! I am so grateful to have someone as encouraging as you on my side.

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