Today I write to you with a bit of a heavy heart, filled with conflicted feelings about this little corner of the internet. But, after much pondering, I have decided to stop writing on this blog.
The best way I can put it into words, is five years after I first hit publish, I have outgrown A Bit of SparkleFarkle. Five years ago I was (almost) a new college graduate, looking for any kind of creative outlet to save me from drowning in the misery of senior projects, the pre-requisites left to the last minute, snow and a my job at the WSU bookstore. It turned into my absolute favorite place to spend my spare minutes during the day.
It is amazing looking back to see the adventures I've documented, from graduating, traveling Europe, moving to Arizona, starting my internship, trekking all over Phoenix and this desert state, renting and filling my very first solo apartment, exploring my passion for baking, cooking, fashion, interior design, and of course - the daily hunt for the perfect cup of coffee.
I met blog friends, I made best friends, I helped create the only major blogging conference in the state, I got promoted, I left the ad agency, I started my career with Neiman Marcus, I traveled all over the country, I went from single to in a relationship to single to in a relationship, I started a business, I gained an amazing sense of self, strong will, independence and drive.
For all those things and more, I will be forever thankful for this blog.
Thank you to all of you readers who have been with me throughout the journey.
Friends, family, and new faces, who took the time out of their days
to check in on me, to see what I was up to, to comment and say hey.
Although A Bit of SparkleFarkle will no longer be up and running (however, the archives will live on)
my urge to journal, photograph and document will never cease to exist.
You can find me a couple of new places:
Instagram for daily snaps of life.
The Pepper House Blog for my next life adventure
Lucky & In Love for a glimpse into my business
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May 2014 bring you everything you have imagined, and more.