Happy, Happy Birthday Sparkles and Shoes! I love celebrating birthdays and anniversary’s which is why August 2nd is now a day I celebrate every year. An incredible amount has changed since my first post – a a change of country, a change of job, a change in relationship status, and more! I almost want to round up to ten but the dates do not lie, I first hit publish August 2nd 2012 so 9 years it is – but 10 next year will be a big one!
Each year on this day I take a moment to reflect on this passion project which has become a great diary of my life. With 2,180 posts under my belt sharing my thoughts on nearly every topic from online dating, fashion trends, fitness, food, and anything else I have felt like writing about. Since moving to Europe there has definitely been a skew towards recaps of my adventures which has been exceptionally fund to document. There has been far less travel content in the last year but I am excited that in August we have trips planned to Edinburgh, Chicago, Shaftesbury, and Croatia!
I had a fun photoshoot in a park near my house with this giant thing of balloons in order to wish a ver happy 9th Blog Birthday Sparkles and Shoes! Take a look at some of my favorite shots:
I am also thankful that because of this blog I have so much of the post-university life and reference it at least once a week when people ask me a question. (In case you want to go down memory lane here is the 1st Birthday, 2nd Birthday, 3rd Birthday, 4th Birthday, 5th birthday, 6th birthday, 7th birthday, and 8th birthday posts!
In honor of Sparkles and Shoes’ 9th Blog Birthday I would love to know, what is your favorite thing about the blog?