It doesn’t feel like a year has passed since I started this blog. In fact, more than a year has passed. If you didn’t know, Girl In Gamba was created just before Halloween. I created it in an attempt to lure me out of my post-grad depression. The journey it has taken with me has been a very interesting one. However, it’s been a year of intense change. As you may know, I absolutely hate change! But this subtle change has caused me to stop and think about all the things that have happened in this year.
Throughout this year I would say that it’s been hard. It’s hard going through life sometimes. However, I can say that I’ve been extremely fortunate to have supportive people in my life. I’ve also had the pleasure of having unsupportive people in my life. In reviewing this year of blogging and living, there’s been so many rewards and many upsets as well. I think this is normal for anyone but it’s important to remember to stay true to yourself.
A year ago, I had different plans for Girl In Gamba. Girl In Gamba was supposed to be about travel, brunch, and party planning. Although those things are still a bit part of the website, it is clear that Girl In Gamba has changed. Currently, I do a lot of think pieces. I do a lot of think pieces such as this. Ultimately, I like reflecting on different subjects I also love sharing my experiences and what I’ve learned from them. However, I also think that perhaps I’m not different than I was a year ago.
It doesn’t feel like a year has passed. When I created Girl In Gamba, I didn’t know what to call it and I still don’t. I think I would identify myself as a blogger and perhaps that makes Girl In Gamba a blog. However, something feels different. Honestly, I’m not sure where Girl In Gamba fits in the spectrum of niches. I’m not a fashion blog, nor a beauty blog. It can’t fit in a travel blog nor a crafts blog. The thing is that in naming my blog, in naming my website, I arrived at the same thought I have today. Where do I fit?
So, I know where I’ve been, but do I know where I’m going? Needless to say, I want Girl In Gamba to be around for a long time. I hear a lot of mention about blogs not making it far. I would like to think that maybe mine could make it far. I so dearly want to continue with Girl In Gamba because it has truly become my baby. So, as I take this journey, I want this next year to be even better.
My Favorite Blog Posts of The Year
- Making French Macarons
- The Italian Dinner Party & the French Dinner Party Guide
- When You’re 23 And Scared To Grow Up
- Being The Single Friend
- Where To Meet Someone The Old-Fashioned Way
- Why Dating Has Always Sucked For Us
- How I Was Ghosted
- Red Wine Velvet Cupcakes with Vodka Buttercream Frosting
See you in the new year!
Question of the day: It doesn’t feel like a year has passed for me. Does it feel this way for you?
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