I started Baking in Couture roughly 2 years ago. I had lost my job as an assistant for a high profile executive and was burnt out. At the time the thought of going back to work frightened me. I hadn't done anything creative in years and had completely lost touch with any and all passions. I decided to take some time off of working to explore what it was I wanted to do with my life. Fortunately I had some cash saved and was offered a nice severance package.
My first plan of action was to take a few writing courses, which led to the launch of my first blog. My first ever blog was dedicated solely to short stories. During that time I found that I wanted to explore other creative ventures. I took a cupcake baking class and enjoyed it! I then started experimenting in the kitchen and came up with all kinds of cool recipes. Soon after I discovered bloglovin which led me to tons of bloggers sharing recipes to try. I also began following various types of blogs and fell in love with the "lifestyle" blog concept. Soon after I renamed my blog and Baking in Couture was born.
Over the course of the last 2 years I have also been pursuing my love for psychology. Today I am a graduate clinical psychology student and couldn't be more thrilled about what I am studying. Up until recently my school load never got in the way of my blog or vice -versa. But more and more I find that when I am blogging I'm secretly wishing I was catching up on my reading, volunteering, or attending a workshop.
I've struggled with the concept of whether or not to end my blog for some time now. Mainly because I don't want to be that girl who starts and ends projects before they have a chance to reach their fullest potential. However today I am a full-time graduate student who loves what she is studying. I'm no longer the girl who lost touch with creativity and needed some time for reflection. I've been afraid to end it, because I never want to look back and think, "what if". But, after some careful thought I've realized that this blog was a journey. It's never been about the end result. I've learned so much a long the way; lessons I will cary with me forever.
I've also come to realize that my passions and interests have changed. I enjoy cooking healthier and have come to learn that outfit posts are just not for me he-he. So maybe I will be back soon. Maybe under a different blog name or maybe back with more inspiration and readiness to post. However with all this said I feel it's best I take time off to focus my attention on school.
I'm so happy with the journey this blog has provided me. Starting a blog was the best thing I ever did and I am forever a different person because of it. Since the launch of my blog I've met so many cool and talented people, learned how to use a digital camera / edit photos, and have even learned how to market myself. I believe the skills I learned through this blog are priceless. But best of all I've challenged my self creatively and I guess you could say I found my voice again!
If I never post again I want to leave by saying one last thing. Don't blog because you want to make money, blog from your heart and never forget why you started blogging in the first place. This is your journey!
Feel free to come back here whenever you like to browse my recipe box and archives. If you have any questions you can also email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org .