Thursday, May 3, 2018

Five Years of This Fashion Girl

Five years ago today, I created ThisFashionGirl. I was in seventh grade, five days away from turning thirteen years old. In the last five years, I have posted over 100 times on here and have had about 82,000 views, which is crazy to me.

I haven't posted in the last month because a lot has been happening in my life. I will be turning eighteen years old in five days, but the month of April was pretty hectic. For three months, I worked as stage crew for my school's show, In The Heights. If you have viewed my blog for awhile, you would know I participated in The Little Mermaid last year as a member of the ensemble. I truly love to sing and do theater, but back in January, I was dealing with some feelings that caused me to not be able to participate in this year's show. I wouldn't say it was an anxiety attack, but there are days when you don't feel that great about everything, and unfortunately, that happened during auditions week. Nonetheless, I still was able to participate in some aspects of the show because I worked for stage crew. I definitely have a better appreciation for theater now, and I would recommend people to take part in plays and musicals. For those In The Heights fans out there, my favorite song and dance numbers are definitely 96000 and The Club/Blackout. I mention all of this because, the show took up so much of my time, and was mentally draining so I couldn't find the time to write. I am always apologizing for not writing, but truly I need to make more time for that.

Other events that happened recently is that I lost someone really dear to me. My great-uncle, Giuseppe, passed away a few weeks ago. Last year, when my grandmother died, it took awhile for me to get back into writing about my life, but this time it was even harder. I couldn't get myself to write about style, fashion, books, or movies. I love to write, and I hope to be an author someday; so all the pieces I have written in the last month was about my great uncle and the eulogy nobody read for him.

On a brighter note, let's talk about how I've been running this website for FIVE YEARS! I truly can't believe that I've been writing on here for so long. When I started this blog, when I was almost thirteen; I thought that I would instantly become famous (as we all do), but I feel as though I am successful in my own way Many people give up on blogs and writing, and I am proud of myself for writing for so many years. I think that 2018 will be the year I reach 100,000 views.

Having this blog is so special to me because not only have I been able to connect with so many people, but also ThisFashionGirl is almost a time capsule of who I am. Over the last two years, I've been working to genuinely create content I am proud of and show my personality. I want people to read this blog, and feel as if they can relate to but also be my friend. This blog has documented my struggle with acne, my journey with braces, different changes in friends, my change in style, all my vacations, the books I've read, the shows I've watched, and so many more things. I am so grateful to have the life I live and be able to run this blog. Thank you so much for reading my blog over the years! Here's to at least five more!!!

                                                                   Christina Madeleine

I will have another post up in a few days because I will officially be an adult on May 8, 2018! Also, I will be uploading a video in a few days of one second of footage I took for my whole year of being seventeen years old.

One More Thing:
Get excited for my posts from May through August because I will have photos from prom, graduation, reflection on my experiences in high school, and all the different things I am doing to prepare for college. I think this will be a very great time for my blog. Don't forget to leave comments and share :)


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