When I first started blogging in 2013, I had no idea that it would reignite a long lost love for writing, or help me grow so much as an individual. I just wanted to write about life in hopes that someone else out there would find comfort in my words, or be able to relate on some level. By writing and sharing my life with others, I began growing as a person and figuring out who I am.
Ultimately, I began feeling as if I’d grown out of the niche I created for myself here. While the scope of this blog is pretty broad, all of that exploration helped me to narrow down my interests and what I love writing about. The more I grew and changed, the more I started feeling that need to grow as a writer, too. I’m still a twenty-something, yet I feel worlds away from the girl I was when I first started this blog.
It took some time and soul-searching, and I lost a full time job along the way, but in January of this year I finally decided to pursue an idea that had been brewing in my head. With unexpected time off and the means to take a little time to figure out my next move, I started a new blog, Travel Taste Click, focusing on local travel, food, and photography in Central Florida and beyond. Travel, food, and photography are great passions of mine and it feels effortless to write about those topics and share my ideas with the world. It’s something I gladly do for free and simply for the enjoyment it brings to me. I’d love for you to transition with me and check out/follow Travel Taste Click, where I contribute on a weekly basis.
I’ve learned a lot through my twenties (which have felt like a whirlwind of constant course correction and change), but I’ve also learned that it’s not the end of the world when one path fizzles out and takes me in a different direction. It’s okay to change your mind. It’s okay to go another way. And it’s okay to do things in your OWN way, even if it differs from the popular way. While I held onto this blog for a long time, I realize now that I’ve offered up what I needed to and am ready for the next move.
This blog, and all of the articles within, will remain at least for the short term. I still receive messages every once in awhile and am SO grateful for everyone who I’ve met through this space. I hope the words here continue to benefit anyone out there who stumbles upon them, and I hope you can enjoy what I’ve created over at Travel Taste Click as well.
You can find me online at Stephanie Patterson Photography (my wedding/engagement photography business), Travel Taste Click, Facebook, and Instagram. Or, you can always drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in touch and let me know where you’re at in your journey. I’d love to hear from you!