Last week my little blog celebrated 4 years! 4 years I have been sharing my looks with you guys. I can still remember the first day I even thought of blogging… for reals. One thing I never shared with you guys was my main reason for starting my blog.
4 years ago I was finishing my semester in nursing school. And I failed a class! For those that have been in the nursing program know, once you fail with anything less than a B average, you have to wait until the following semester to retake that course again. I always took school very serious. If I was going to commit going back to school as a grown adult, I was going to give it my 150%. One reason or should I say the obvious reason, college cost a lot of money. My second reason, I am not book smart. I have to study my butt off, maybe even double to retain information. But on that cold, winter day I took my finals and failed nursing math. It broke my heart! After all those late nights hitting the books, where I basically had no life whatsoever, I still failed. My GPA avaerage was a 4.0, failing once was enough to affect my overall average. Did I always wanted to be a nurse. No! I enjoyed it. It was interesting to me. Deep down though, I knew it wasn’t my dream job. It was going to be a stable job for me. And maybe a dream job doesn’t really exist in the real world.
Realizing I had a full semester off, I took the time to do some really good soul searching. I truly needed it! Do I really want to continue nursing school? I needed to make sure what I was doing, is the right thing for me. Is this what I really wanted to do with my life? If not, what am I going to do? Throughout the soul searching process, there were a lot of argerness inside of me. It’s not easy realizing you’re almost 30, yet you don’t have it together for yourself. I was already a mother. I was already a wife. But I needed something that defined me. Who I am as myself, not the other titles I had.
I was reading fashion blogs for maybe 3 years prior to then. I loved it. It’s an are area I can relate to. An area I understood and was pretty good at! Reading blogs was my nighttime routine, instead of picking up my favorite book, I was reading about my favorite blogger’s lives and how they incorporate fashion into it.
Did I think I could actually be a blogger? No. I knew fashion, but I knew it was more than putting trendy outfits together. I also suck at any tech stuff. But something in me knew I should probably give it a try. One night on August 20, 2014, I purchased a domain. I spend that entire night getting familiar with WordPress. Little by little after googling every.. single.. thing, I wrote my first post.
Who knew something as a blog could of have such meaning to my life?! It happen in a time where I needed something like this the most. 4 years later, it still has the same meaning. I did so much growing up with this blog. I figured shit with this blog. I met new people with this blog. I grew friendships with this blog. I found myself with this blog. I found my dream career with this blog. I can’t be any more proud of myself for having the guts to create Mom with Style!
An anniversary post has to come with a badass outfit! Its bold, colorful and makes me so happy inside. I little daring I may add. But it goes with this whole daring aspect! The colors in this dress screams for summer to stay longer with us 🙂 I was very surprised on how prefect it fit in length. No tailored required! I kept this dress to be the main feature in my look with simple accessories, like gold hoops and flat sandals. This bag has been a favorite throughout this season. Its so unique and different, kinda easy to love. And the room guys… its perfect. I pack my purses with so much crap (I gotta fix this area of my life) and everything fits nicely!
I would love to know, how long have you been a reader?
I have yet to celebrate my blog in real life, because life happens. But this weekend I am planning on celebrating everything I didn’t get to this summer!