Hitting my ten-year milestone this week felt big. It felt important. I'm not someone who typically takes the time to fully appreciate my accomplishments, but this felt worthy of acknowledging. I allowed myself to remember what it felt like those first few days of writing on G's couch, excited and nervous about what I'd set out to do. And my goals weren't exactly lofty: I simply wanted to start writing again, every day, about things I loved.
Each post took approximately three hours to write. They were awkward and shaky—my words didn't flow easily and I constantly questioned what I had to offer. But over time I found my voice and more importantly, the confidence I'd never had at my previous jobs. Cupcakes and Cashmere helped me find myself at a time when I didn't know exactly what I wanted. It began as a passion project and that's how I always hope it remains.
Things have changed a lot in the past decade and this week's anniversary let me reflect on how I go about sharing content. When I first started 'Five Things,' it was meant to be a weekly check-in alongside a few simple photographs. But with the influx of social media, and the ability to share those little moments on a daily basis, I'm making a change. Five Things won't be ending, per se, but simply shifting to other platforms. I love being able to directly engage with all of you on social media, have more meaningful conversations, and talk about things in real time.
So I'll end with my biggest takeaway from the week: overwhelming gratitude. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and for following along. I'm excited about everything to come, so cheers to the next decade. xx