Exactly three years ago today … Sweet Caroline was born!
Actually, I need to clarify. I was born on May 20, 1996. My blog “Sweet Caroline” was born three years ago. Now that makes more sense. And just like me, it’s been sweet to this very day since Day 1!
I still can’t believe it’s been that long since I first launched my website. I know it wasn’t that long ago, but it still feels like I just started it. Though I will say, I am pretty impressed with how much experience and wisdom I’ve gained as a blogger and influencer on social media. When I started out, I was also a freshman in college. I used blogging as a hobby during my study breaks. Now looking back, it’s so neat to see how much my site has grown as well as how much I’ve grown as well. My content has become more aesthetic, I feel like a social media professional now, and I’ve gained plenty of awesome brand partnerships within the last year. It truly has been a blessing, and I definitely see myself as a full-time blogger in the future. I know this is what God is calling me to pursue, and it’s an amazing feeling!
However, I still have a lot to create and improve in. I’m trying to be more consistent with my posts (even though college is busy 24/7), I’m still learning how to be more engaged with my followers, and I’m also focused on gaining more confidence: a key factor for all bloggers. I’m actually planning to design a new template for the website which I hope to release sometime soon. It’s going to look so good and aesthetic! I also hope I can go back to my YouTube channel and make more weekly or monthly videos (depending on my schedule). That’s something I’ve always been into and something I’ve wanted to pursue for the longest time, so I’m going to finally make that an accomplishment of mine!
But as I’m making these improvements, I’m gonna make sure to enjoy the present moment while it lasts. I think what makes the journey of chasing dreams more special is taking time to look around, observe, and memorize our surroundings so that one day we can look back and appreciate that part of the journey. I hope this encourages you as you’re following your own dreams as well. Life flies by like a cheetah, so don’t dwell in the past or worry about the future!
Also it is now officially fall, probably my favorite season along with summer. So a fall-themed photoshoot at an apple orchard felt like a perfect way to celebrate three years of my someday full-time business!