One Year Later- A Reflection on Fair & Fierce
A year ago I started Fair & Fierce. As I began to learn more about sustainability, I couldn’t stop reading articles and blog posts. Through my research, I discovered a beautiful and stylish sustainable fashion, but it wasn’t always affordable. The other thing I had noticed is that these bloggers were very established and pros in sustainable lifestyle. They hardly got it wrong (and when they did it was so comforting seeing their posts and honesty). But I felt that I could bring something to the table, so I created my blog. My intention when creating this blog was to showcase my journey into sustainability. I wanted to talk about the issues I struggled with within it, the items I bought, and general activism.
Most importantly I wanted this to be a resource for students with minimal incomes that still wanted to change their buying habits regardless of the $20 in their bank account (been there, trust me). Overall I think I stuck to my mission. I was honest when I screwed up, and I tried to be authentic in addressing the areas of sustainability that concern me. I continue not to get it all right, and there are things I haven’t committed to change in my lifestyle. There were a lot of bumps along the way. Mentally and emotionally 2018 has been a rollercoaster, and blogging consistently was quite the challenge. Somedays I didn’t feel creative, and I didn’t think I could produce anything worth you reading.
So I have Decided
Through these experiences and struggles, I have concluded. I still want to maintain my blog but I have no interest in identifying as a blogger or an influencer. Though it is not because I don’t think it’s a noble cause. Bloggers have taught me so much, without them I genuinely don’t believe I would be on this sustainable journey. I am merely more selfish than them and have no interest in making this my life right now. I just want to be a girl with a blog.
What does the future hold?
Honestly, I have no idea. I create content not because I am getting paid to do so (currently) but because I just enjoy doing it and sharing my insights with my tiny little audience. I hope that I will stick to my mission and my passions. My goal that I am going to try to hold myself to is consistency- more consistency on social media, in my newsletters and blog posts. But, if I am just not there creatively, well, I hope you continue to stay patient and stick with me.
To my tiny but loyal group of followers- thank you. Half of you might be family and friends, but quite frankly that makes me even more appreciative. I am so grateful to be surrounded by people in my life that believe in me and support me. It blows me away still when a friend says they read my post. The kindness and support I have been given this year have far outweighed the lows that I have had to conquer. I hope you stick with me as this blog continues to grow and change. And I hope this blog has helped you uncover things in your life that you are passionate about and sparked something within that you believe is worth fighting for. From experience, it feels pretty good acting on your passions.
Sending so much peace and love to you all now and always,