When I created this blog back in 2011 I could never figure out what I wanted to write about. I could never fully focus on a theme and it was a bit of a mess. I couldn’t decide what platform I wanted to use and I didn’t know if I wanted to completely post about my personal life. As years passed and life happened I slowly realized my passions and what I truly wanted to pursue and hopefully find an audience who would be interested. I wanted to be able to take everything I am passionate about (which is a lot) and put it here for you to enjoy, laugh and cry along with me 🙂 .
I can safely and honestly say that where I am in life is not exactly how I had planned it out way back when. I initially had my life consisting of going to NYU, becoming a rich and famous actress married to Leonardo Dicaprio and just enjoying life.
Instead I chose not to finish college, drink a lot, chose the wrong men, chose crappy jobs, then hop from job to job and inevitably land a profession I can’t seem to shake.
Starting in 2010 I could slowly start seeing my depression and anxiety catch up to me. I was having a hard time grasping what I wanted in life and not really wanting to do anything. It increased in 2012 when I lost my job and had to go back to a environment I knew I didn’t want to do and just the past 5 months it had been rock bottom.
I knew I couldn’t live like this anymore and it is a constant struggle but I finally came to realize what I wanted out of this little blog I had created 2 years ago.
I want this blog to create an outlet for me. Not just for my passions but for me. For me to step out of my shell, for me to overcome these demons I have. For me to admit, out loud, in writing for the world to see that I am actually suffering from something very scary but also that I can come away from this stronger than before.
So what am I about? What is Rain + Shine about? Lifestyle, mental health, fashion, photography, ME.
It’s probably weird to see fashion and mental health together but fashion is what makes me happy, helping people makes me happy, photography makes me very happy. And, I think all of this makes others happy and I want to be able to help other people.
When I leave this earth I want to be able to look back & feel satisfied and happy that I accomplished something meaningful in this life.
I want to be able to create not only a fashion blog but so much more. A place where people can come and feel safe, and get advice from looks to life. A philanthropic approach if you will.
How did I come up with Rain + Shine? I went through a few names for this blog but nothing seemed to stick for me. I was living in Seattle and I was propped on my sofa as it poured for the 5th consecutive day and I could not stop dreaming of being some place sunny. Then it donned on me Rain + Shine, living in the rainy pacific northwest but dreaming of a warm sunshine lifestyle.
Well, I hope you take the opportunity to follow my blog and other locations life Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Socialbliss & Pinterest.