Hello! Yesterday was a ~very special day~. It was my one-year-blogging-anniversary! I can't believe it has been such a long time since I started this blog. I remember how freaking exited I was when I started it - I had been thinking about starting a blog for half a year before I finally did. I kept a journal full of ideas and layouts and posts for months, and I wrote about a gazillion first posts. I have never regret starting this blog, like never. I love blogging - sure, it's a lot of work, and I never blog regularly, but I put this blog together with all my heart and soul. I am really proud of my blog, and I think it changed me a lot.
Blogging made me way more self-confident - my style has changed and developed a lot. I am just clicking through my blog, hitting "older posts" for the 10000. time. I am quite embarrassed by a few posts, but there are some which I really loved and had so much fun putting them together. It's crazy how much my style has changed during this year - I got so much braver, and tougher, and brave enough to wear really "weird" clothes. I gained so much self-confidence and I don't care about whatever people might say about my style. Strange people on the street come to me telling me that I look super awesome, and that's just such a great feeling. I definitely am a freak - but hey, I am proud! Blogging brought me to so much super cool stuff. I would have never discovered that kind of Rookie style, or all those awesome gals from the wandering collective. I have made so many new friends through the internet. It's a great way to find people who are also "different". I wish our little grrl gang could exist in reality. The internet is also full of inspiration for not only my style, but also for living in general (if that makes sense). My blog means so much for me! You would never believe it.
I want to explain why I dress the way I do. It's a lot about being different. In my first post, I wrote this: I'm trying hard not to look like everybody. Fashion is not only for being accepted or "cool" or something, it is a way to express who you are and who you want to be. It is about showing your identity. And this is still what I am thinking. It's like, everything I wear screams out "That is me and I don't care what you think!". Dressing different need some courage, especially in a conservative area like I was born in (unfortunately). But it's kind of a logical consequence of being individual - I am different and I want to show it to everybody. Recently, I put on some really "mainstream" stuff, and I looked at myself in the mirror and I hated it. I didn't feel comfortable at all, it's just not me. Another reason for dressing weird is that I just like it. I think it's amazing, and that's it.
Blogging is awesome, I love it so much. Basically, I want to hug everyone who reads this. All your comments and mails are utterly cute, and you always make my day. You are great and I love you.
Here are some posts I especially liked:
This one is the coolest post on my blog, I guess.
I love this, this and that outfit. And this one.
This is something about me.
My zines, Tavi and Rookie.
That's it! Thank you so much for reading my blog, it means so much to me. My blog has become a huge part of my life.