To celebrate this special day, this anniversary between my blog and I, you can rest assured that I will not repost my best outfits from the past year (I don't even have any photos!), I will not talk about how many followers I've gotten (because really, you honestly think each and every one of them reads your blog?), and I will not write about how this blog has changed my life. While my blog has provided me with opportunities I will forever be grateful for, in the end, my blog is for my own enjoyment. At this one year milestone, I can truthfully say that my biggest accomplishment is not having x number of followers, but rather, my biggest accomplishment is having started this blog in the first place.
Two years ago, after becoming exposed to the idea of fashion blogging, the idea stuck to me. I couldn't shake it off. Not long after, starting a fashion blog became one of my life goals. However, what stopped me from starting a blog two years ago was fear. Fear of falling behind in school, and fear that I wasn't knowledgable enough to label myself a fashion blogger. After all, I had absolutely no connection whatsoever to the fashion industry, and everything I knew about fashion was purely self-taught. So with that fear haunting me, I told myself I would start a blog after high school graduation. But mingled with that fear was desire. I found myself daydreaming about what my blog would be called, what design it would have, and what topics I would talk about. Although sadly, all throughout that year, fear won over my desire. It wasn't until September 25, 2010 when I suddenly realized that if I didn't start a blog right now and then, there was a huge chance I would keep on convincing myself to postpone its creation. Therefore, in an almost mad rush, I started Red-Soled Fashionista. When I typed up my first post and clicked "Publish", I must say, it was euphoria.
Now you see, my biggest accomplishment was getting over my fear. If it weren't for that day when I was either crazy, or had finally come to my senses, my blog would not exist. Whether my blog exists or not may not be that big of an importance to you, but it certainly is for me. My blog is proof of my determination, ambition and my love for fashion. It represents that very special day I decided to take a risk. So to celebrate the birthday of Red-Soled Fashionista, here are cakes that, quite obviously, couldn't be more fitting:
Happy birthday Red-Soled Fashionista! I look forward to many, many more years with you.
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