Monday, October 19, 2015

happy birthday!

So a year, one month and 19 days ago I began posting on this blog. It first started out as a way to create kind of like a portfolio for my short films (that's why my first two posts are my YouTube videos). In November, however, I decided to make this my personal blog and post different things that interest me, such as personal style, food and photography. It's a funny story how I ended up making that decision though. What happened was that I realized I should spend my time doing things I love, not things I'm expected to do because everyone else does them. I was at a Halloween party with my boyfriend last year, and it just made me think about productivity. For some reason, I can't shake off the feeling I'm getting old really fast (I'm only 18 but I just can't believe I'm not a minor anymore) and I just want to take advantage of the time I have left as a teenager doing things that are actually productive. At this party I just kept looking around at everyone there and thinking to myself: this is such an unproductive, pathetic event... why am I here when I could be doing so many things right now that I genuinely enjoy and that are actually meaningful? After a while I told my boyfriend I wanted to leave, so we went over to my place and I talked to him about the way I was feeling. I also told him I wanted to start blogging, and he was supportive with the idea. That's practically it. Thank you all so much for sticking around, reading, commenting, and watching my videos! Again, sorry for neglecting this blog for the past few months. I'm excited about what's to come and I'm just thrilled to continue watching Vanille grow. So, happy birthday!!!!

Here are some of the highlights of my first year of blogging:

Special thanks to my boyfriend for being an amazing photographer and my family for helping me out as well. Also to my three friends that appear in these pictures for their support. Thank you all for following and reading!



  1. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I really like your blog and I hope there will be many more years to come :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes


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