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6 Things Blogging Has Given Me

April and May (which might I add practically hasen't even started) have been kicking my butt which is why there have been long postless strands. Honestly I have been rethinking this blogging thing. I have been thinking some things that I feel cross all of us lifestyle blogger's minds-- "Why am I writing? "No one wants to read about that", " This is dumb", "What if people don't like this?". I started scrolling though old post and my camera stream and quickly realized that blogging isn't for anyone else it is for me not anyone else. I have compiled a little list of how blogging has changed my life. 

1. I actually figured out how to do my hair. 
Thanks to Kate and the thousands of other tutorials out there my hair is no longer something I begrudgingly dry and straighten in the morning, but something that is a ket to my personal style. 
(L: After Kate R: Before Kate) 
 2. I have met some of the most amazing, inspiring, joyful people 
I could have ever asked to meet! 
We hear about the blogging community all the time and it is truly the best part of blogging, stepping out from behind the key borad and getting to meet amazing that share their stories, struggles and triumphs everyday is why I keep pounding the keys. 

 3. Everything I own is now monogrammed. 
Not that I didn't love a good monogram before I started blogging, but now I get to help support small businesses with my obsession!!! 
(Shop Crystal Faye Tumbler)

 4. I will never forget what my feet look like. 
 It is a FACT that my style has improved 10 fold since I started this little online space. It is always fun to look back and see how style and trends change! 

 5. My obsession with leopard have tripled.
If you had any doubt that leopard is the best animal print in the world then please talk to me because you are sadly, sadly mistaken! 
 6. I would not have been inspired to get fit! 
I have never really been athletic, I danced in high school because it was fun and social NOT because I enjoyed doing 3000 crunches to Madonna songs. Once I stated being part of an online community I realized that fitness was something that is not only necessary in life but something that can be enjoyable.   

Thank you to all of those who read this random mash up of life. Thank you to all who encourage and inspire me everyday. Thank you to all the people who keep writing against everything that tells us we shouldn't. 

I truly love each and everyone of you. 

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Ari @ The Pace of it All said...

Aw, blogging is so awesome! :)

Stevie C said...

I would hate if you quit blogging! I love reading your blog! I have a lot of those same thoughts, but i'm not ready to quit yet!

JaneA said...

Wow! What an inspiring post! I'm just starting off with my blog (truth: i started it a few years ago, but neglected it frightfully, so now I'm getting back into it with renewed passion) and this post is SUCH an inspiration! I hope I can write a post like this in a year's time! Fantastic.

Amy G said...

I love this! I agree, there are so many ways my life has changed since blogging including my hair, fashion, people and so much more!

Anonymous said...

Cute post. Yes, blogging has helped me with the fashion thing and actually styling my hair when I go out.

Jes said...

I love this! Actually one of the things I've gotten from blogging was my boyfriend. ha. He told me that after reading it he thought I was kind of funny so that's why he accepted my wedding date invitation.

Courtney said...

Haha I love the before Kate & after Kate photos. I definitely have gained so much knowledge from her! And I've gained a lot of knowledge about being crafty, fit, fashionable, etc!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

It is so true that the relationships that grow from blogging are the best part. I am so grateful that I have the privilege of knowing you in person. You're equally fantastic and witty online and in person, and I get the best of both worlds, so it's like Double Meg!

Jess said...

Okay you HAVE to come here for summer because we desperately need a new picture. I've arching my back and you're slouching. What is our deal?

EITHER WAY. I freaking love you a ton.
And I really need to stop being a baby and tackle some of Kate's tutorials...NOW THAT I HAVE LONG HAIR AND ALL ;)

Caitlin Cavallaro said...

Love this and need to do something like this!

Darby Hawley said...

Did I get on here twice?!?!?!? Well I feel super special! But seriously, I agree with all of these. And the best is the friendships I have made that I would not have made without blogging. I'm so grateful for YOU!

Whitney said...

I love this post! I'm so glad that we've been able to become friends! P.S. I totally tried to use one of Kate's tutorials for the gala last night and it was a big fail. I'm sure not on her part at all. Definitely mine!

Unknown said...

Lets have a fun dress up say and we can try tutorials and dress up in outfits we are too scare to try and take los of pictures!!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I love meeting bloggers! It is so fun! Are you in Houston?

Amber said...

So fun! I agree that blogging has definitely made me appreciate monograms more, and want to step up my fashion game ;)