It's no secret that I've taken a hiatus from the blog world. To be quite honest, I had lost the passion to blog, and it felt like another thing on the forever long to-do list rather than a place to share, inspire and be inspired, and connect with other bloggers. When I first started blogging, there was a big boom in the blog world. It seemed like new bloggers began popping up left and right, and I'll admit that I'm guilty of caving under the pressure of constantly feeling the need to create new and relevant content, whether I enjoyed posting about it or not. Because of this, I felt burned out.
One of the biggest things I've focused on this year is balance. Balance in my work, lifestyle, hobbies, relationships, goals, dreams, and the power behind saying "no". Because of this, I felt the need to pull back from blogging. One, because it was causing unnecessary stress in my life. Two, because my passions were directed elsewhere, and I felt the need to follow my heart and put blogging on the back burner. For awhile I considering moving on entirely, bringing this web space to a close.
With all that being said, the last few months I've really missed blogging. Blogging for myself and what I'm currently interested in. Blogging to create community and to feel inspired by people all across the globe. I've thought long and hard about what I want to happen next with Sincerely, Kinsey, and I've narrowed it down to a few select things.
Before becoming a full time photographer, I was headed for a career in psychology, primarily focused on the health and empowerment of women. This is something near and dear to my heart but felt restricted in talking about this subject on a blog that has been labeled as DIY. But I'm realizing that this space is MY space. And that, more likely than not, all of us could use (and probably are hungry for), honest, vulnerable, connected relationships with other women. Relationships that empower us to be our best selves, and hold each other close when we aren't. As a result, I plan to share many more posts with articles, podcasts, inspiring quotes, stories and personal experiences ( < even typing that feels terrifying) that empower women to be fully known and fully loved.
Fashion has always been something I've loved and a favorite part of blogging. There is something about putting on an outfit that feels like it represents you that is such a boost of confidence. This is solely for my personal enjoyment. and I hope that others can be inspired and share their online fashion journeys as well.
An online diary of sorts; something to document this season of life. Whether photos from road trips, or the simple day-to-day moments. It feels silly to say as a twenty-four year old, but this is most definitely my favorite stage of life thus far. And honestly (and probably because of) the most vulnerable and authentic stage of life I've experienced.
Every now and then I will share some photography work that I'm really proud to put my name on. These will most likely be few and far between with most of my work being available to preview on my photography website.
I'm looking forward to diving back into the blogging world. I've taken away the expectations and pressures of it all and simply desire to share. If you'd like to join and read along, I welcome you with open arms. All my love. - K
dress, Choies // boots, ShoeMint