Since getting the notification on my phone that Emily’s Edge has turned four years old, I’ve been thinking about writing this post. However, I’ve been out of town and traveling for the past couple of weeks, and I knew this had to wait. But now that I’m back, I feel as if I can finally give this post the attention and detail it deserves.
It’s strange to think that this blog has been around for four years, mostly because I know how different my life is now compared to when I started my website. Four years ago, I was about to enter my freshman year of high school. I was almost fifteen years old, and I remember relying on my mom to drive me to different locations in order to take pictures of my outfits. I was starting to discover how much fashion really meant to me and how badly I wanted to put myself out there and share my own ideas.
It feels kind of crazy to sit here and compare where I was when I started to where I am now. Now, I’m almost nineteen. I’m moving to New York next month where I’ll be studying the business side of the fashion industry. My writing skills have improved, as well as my fashion taste. The design of Emily’s Edge has changed and evolved.
This site is different from four years ago, and so am I. But it isn’t bad different; it’s actually very good. Throughout the years, Emily’s Edge has remained a constant part of who I am and has helped me explore my passions even further. I’ve been able to share my ideas with others, and also to grow as an individual. There are many opportunities that I would not have had if it weren’t for the time and passion I have poured into this blog.
Above all, I am so grateful, and I don’t think there will ever be a time where I’m not. I’m thankful for you, the people who keep coming back to hear what I have to say and leave me feedback. I’m thankful that I have the privilege and opportunity to share my own ideas and get them out into the world. I’m thankful for all that I have learned about writing and fashion, and all that I have yet to learn.
Thank you for four years, and for sticking by my side as I’ve grown and as Emily’s Edge has grown. Not a day goes by where I don’t count my blessings.
Cheers to four years, and many more to come.
All the love as always,