I started this blog with the aim to help other brides planning their own wedding, or anyone planning a party. I had planned my wedding myself and learned a lot through successes and failures; I wanted to use anything I had to help others. Specifically, I wanted brides to feel empowered to explore alternatives to traditions, if it meant a more pleasant/less stressful, and more economic wedding planning experience. This fit my passion in life, which is to use whatever resources and/or talents I have to make people's lives easier and help them achieve their highest potential.
However, as I've learned, exercising your passion successfully requires not only discovering your strengths, but also the industry/subject area in which you want to exercise it, and to which audience. I pondered for a while on what I could see myself blogging about for the long term. So I felt compelled to focus on my true subject areas of interest, social sciences, which were actually my areas of concentration in college - totally different from event planning, I know. I still have the same aim of helping people get to the information and resources they need to achieve their goals, just in a different field.
This blog has been quite a blessing and has taught me a good deal about blogging. I am thankful for that. The information here can still help someone planning an event. I will also probably still seek opportunities to decorate for special occasions in my personal life, I just won't blog about them. But a new turn in my life's journey awaits.