Hello my friends!
I know it has been very quiet around here for such a long time. It was with a reason.
For months I have been wanting to change, to do something different. Not only in my own personal life, but also with this blog. I started this blog with the intention to share beautiful homes, things I loved. Decorating was always my thing. I loved changing up some accessories in my home every season, I loved reading home & decor magazines and hoarding them, clipping images and saving all kinds of books and magazines and pictures of my dream home. From when I was a little girl, I had a clear vision on how my dream home looked like.
We have Pinterest now for clipping images, creating the dream interior in our mind and dreaming of our dream home. We have so many blogs who share beautiful home tours, who do it better than me. Ok, confession: I also compared myself too much with other bloggers. But the biggest reason I was so quiet and stopped blogging here was because I wanted to show more of myself here. I had this bad feeling when I started thinking about this blog. It didn’t bring me joy anymore. I lost interest. For a long time I was happy with Simply Fabulous Chic. It started in 2010 as my little online playground where I could share and write away, but it wasn’t me anymore. It didn’t feel real to me anymore. It didn’t show enough of myself. I got tired of blogging, felt like I was in a deep rut.
A new direction was very much needed. I played with the thought of quitting this blog for a while. I cried, I got nervous, I laughed, I ignored this blog… When I finally realised I was changed. Decor is still my thing, but I changed deep inside. There are so many other things I love: travel, books, writing, yoga, mindful living, lovely quotes, having these deep, about- life- talks with friends, simple beautiful evenings with great food and friends and live more intentional with what I have and the time I have.
Slowly the idea grew to start a new blog. I might not live the most crazy, adventurous life (I’m kind of a homebody) but I want to change up things in blogging. Partly yoga changed my point of view on life. That and the clear view on life and how short it can be after losing my dad-in-law, seeing my dad getting very sick, having my mother who has M.S. for years now and knowing a lot of people who got diagnosed with cancer…
There is not much time in our lives sometimes, and before you know it, your time is up. Wouldn’t it be nice to make something of our lives instead of hating what we do most of our time? Isn’t life also meant to do something we love, even if it is after our fulltime working hours? Trying to change things when we’re not happy about them? The idea for writing this post came after I heard our yoga teacher say last Thursday (she always says something truly inspiring after yoga class): do what you love, because life is short. She is so absolutely right about that one.
I hope I don’t sound cheesy, I just wanted to let you know what I’m working on. There are a lot of ideas and stuff in my head that I have been working on the past months (or year) and I cannot wait to show you all. Finally I can tell you there is a new blog and website in the making: www.thisrebelleloves.com
Why this name and why I chose a new and different direction? That will be all explained on my new website. The only thing I know for sure is that we only have one life and we have to make the most of it. So why not try and chase your dreams? I want to go after my dream of writing more, opening my webshop with beautiful things I would love to buy for myself, which I’m working on really hard now. Maybe open up a real shop in the future if all goes well. I hope to stay healthy, have a healthy family, travel more, inspire others and write a (children’s) book. But there are only 24 hours in a day and we cannot simply do everything, so I have to pick one at a time and work on my goals step by step.
One of my goals is to write more about what I love. And on the new blog This Rebelle Loves I want to be an inspiration for all dreamers in this world who are afraid of going after their dreams. Live more intentional, share my thoughts, review the books I have been reading and loving… And I want to say it is possible to chase your dreams, if you truly believe in yourself. You never know if you don’t try…
I hope I see you all when launching my new online space, I hope you’ll join me on my new adventure.
Have a happy week, my friends! I hope to see you very soon!
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