Happy New Year! Looking back on 2016 I can’t help but recall how it was a veritable garbage fire of a year for me as I endured some of the lower points of my life. Thankfully, I worked my way through everything and came to realize just how lucky I’ve been overall; somehow I made it 38 years without having to endure too much in the way of truly awful things and that helped put everything into perspective. Which was great because then I could appreciate the good things that also happened in 2016 (see photo above).
Looking forward to 2017 and figuring out what it looks like for me, I’ve decided to make some pretty big changes to how things work around here. Longtime readers will recall there was a time I posted 4-5 times a week. I’m not sure how I kept that schedule going for the couple of years that I did but as I took on more and more work last year I found I couldn’t keep up and I started to burn out. After sharing with friends recently that I needed to change things up but was at a bit of a loss, it was suggested to me that I switch to a quarterly email newsletter format. I hadn’t considered anything like that before but it felt so much more do-able. Just like that, I felt excited about blogging again.
With a suddenly new and inspired outlook, I quickly filled two notebook pages with ideas and am now busy working out the logistics. The way it’s shaping up, I will send an email to subscribers once per quarter (starting with the second quarter in April) with fresh new content. It may or may not be mirrored here and I will probably be re-naming VGS (!) … I’m still working out the details. As for content, I’m refining what has been on offer here already to create a more cohesive lifestyle message relating to indie fashion and design, closet style, women doing cool stuff, and more (like giveaways).
I hope you’ll continue to join me on this journey – all you have to do is sign up for emails over there in the sidebar and I’ll see you again in April! (In the meantime, I have 2-3 more posts I’ll be publishing in the next few weeks so do check back or stay tuned via the VGS Facebook and Instagram).