HAPPY 1-YEAR TO MY SWEET LITTLE BLOG!
One whole year, you guys! How is that possible?! So much has happened since this time last year. But then when I think just about this little space, it really is just a baby. And a year makes sense. ((I may or may not compare it to a baby on a consistent basis in my mind. I’m sure that’s normal)). So, with the teeny sentimental bone I have somewhere in my body, here’s to a bit of reminiscing…
- Coral & Charm was named from a spontaneous brainstorming session with my roomie. Laying on the cheap carpet of our shared apartment room, because for some reason that’s what we did even though we had beds conveniently located right beside us. I smile thinking about it.
- My friends who actually made me brave enough to hit “publish” for the first time. It always reminds me that you need people in your corner, you know? If you want to do meaningful things, you need meaningful friends who push you to go for your dreams. Xoxo.
- Those first few shoots that make me laugh and cringe all at the same time because I was so awkward and believed that I actually had to have a Starbucks cup in every single picture I took. L oh el.
- All of the best writing I’ve done comes right after I’ve done a great deal of reading. So I guess my A.P. English teacher was right after all. S/O to you Ms. Heid.
- Teaching C how to be my photographer! You’re so patient, and so willing to spontaneously pull off on the side of the road because “omg the lighting right now,” even though I know you’re hungry and just want to go to dinner. Love you.
- And a hug to all of those people and opportunities that have taken chances on me.
And then maybe most importantly you. Reading right now because somehow I’m lucky enough to have had you actually click the ((link in profile)). You’re the best. And although I’d keep writing even if it was only my Mom and Chip McGee that ever read my posts, I’m super thankful you’re here. Because I feel like we’re real-life friends, and without being annoyingly over-mushy and all of that, I just wanted to say thank you : )
So. HAPPY 1-YEAR to CORAL & CHARM !!! I love this adventure. And in celebration, because it's a perfect reason to celebrate, be on the lookout this week because I’m giving away a 3-month subscription to Birchbox and a 1x1 style, beauty, and/or branding consultation via Skype to one reader. Enter over on my Instagram when the giveaway goes live tomorrow *Wednesday* !