Well, it’s officially been four years since I started my little blog, Style Domination. Actually, Style Domination celebrated its four year anniversary on January 27th, and this post is terribly overdue…but better late than never.
When I started my blog, I had no idea it would become what it is today – an outlet for me to be completely creative, discover new things, meet a ton of new people and provide me with opportunities beyond anything I have ever expected.
I’ll be honest here. I have never felt “really good” at something until I started my blog. I’m married to a guy who is a superstar in all facets of his life. Members of my family are very accomplished with stellar careers…and here I was, kind of bumbling along in life, hoping for the best. I never finished university and my day job never really gave me total satisfaction.
Four years ago, I would write about a new nail polish I bought or fun events I attended around Ottawa. I was full of excitement writing about the grand opening of the first Nordstrom in Canada, mainly because I had so much fun at the party. When I woke up the morning after writing that post and seeing that 500 people had read it made my heart stop.
Then the invitations to store openings and events in other cities started pouring in, and I would come home after work to see a stack of gifts from PR companies. To start working with brands like Tiffany & Co, Ford Motors of Canada, Westin Resorts, Maybelline, Givenchy, Charlotte Tilbury and many more seems surreal.
That day four years ago when I wrote my very first blog post, I thought that only my friends and family would read it. Now, huge bloggers are reading my posts and reaching out to me to say they love my blog. I’m travelling constantly to attend sparkling events and best of all, I have a self-confidence that I didn’t really have before.
The images in this post feature Alyssa Beltempo, a wonderful lady that I met thanks to this blogging journey. She has become a close friend of mine and I was lucky enough to shoot with her during my latest trip to Toronto to visit YouTube (yeah – I was invited to visit YOUTUBE – OH EMM GEE).
These images portray exactly how I feel right now –
On that note, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading Style Domination. Thank you for following my antics, sending me questions and kind comments and trusting me to give you good advice on
On her fourth anniversary, I decided to spruce up the look of Style Domination to provide you all with a better reading experience and to incorporate my growing YouTube channel. Let me know how you like the new look! A big thanks to developer extraordinaire, Tim McMillan, for making my blog dreams come to life.
Thank you again for making Style Domination what it is today. I couldn’t be more grateful. *shedding joyous tears*
*Photography courtesy of Boakview Photography