Today my blog officially turns 2. Huzzah!
And methinks an occasion like this warrants a big announcement, a bit of blog lovin’ and timely reflection.
Exactly two years ago I decided I needed to shake things up in my life.
“Shake things up” is actually a very light and polite way of saying I had hit emotional rock bottom and something desperately had to change.
I guess I felt like my world had been flipped upside down. I felt disorientated, as if I had lost myself somewhere along this journey of life and was blindly feeling my way through the fog.
But sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down so you can learn to live right side up!
I knew I was bursting at the seams with creativity but I couldn’t identify a way of expressing it.
It was my best friend Kate who suggested I start a digital diary, a blog to serve as a blank canvas to splatter my ideas and musings all over. Something to throw myself into, to serve as a distraction whilst I figured my new self out.
Little did I know that this would be the catalyst to finding myself.
She suggested I focus on the things I love, the things that make me happy and inspire me. Such a simple idea but an idea that cemented itself in my heart. An idea I’d love to extend to you. To take pause, sit for a minute and really think about what three things you love and make you happy. Then ask yourself if you are taking the steps to welcoming them further into your life.
I knew that I loved dressing up, being a girl, telling stories, connecting with people, taking photographs and going on adventures. So with that, I began. I started on my road to happiness one outfit, one photograph and one story at a time.
And thus, Gemma Peanut Gallery was born!
Two years later, it continues to grow and evolve just as I continue to grow and add more creative endeavors to my life tool kit. That’s the beauty of blogging. It can be whatever you want it to be. It is your space to create.
And while we’re on the topic of creating, I want to share a little/BIG announcement with you! And guess what?! I need YOUR help to make this a reality!
I have decided to dip my toe in the choppy waters of Vlogging! (aka video-blogging). I am going to introduce a segment called #ASKPEANUT where I will answer all your questions on a number of different topics via video!
This idea came about a few months ago when I was replying to a number of e-mails from my beautiful GPG readers (aka my friggin’ awesome tribe!). I noticed that the same questions kept popping up week after week. Questions on blogging, photography, travel, acting and websites.
It made me think. I wonder if there are others out there who share these burning questions but perhaps don’t have the courage to ask? Maybe that person is you?
So I had a lightbulb moment, if I could answer questions in video form, then others will be able to watch on and perhaps have their questions answered too!
And this way I can brain dump my thoughts and ideas with you in a much more conversational and detailed manner.
Now over to you! I will only be releasing each of the topics I will be covering in my GPG newsletter, so please (if you haven’t already) subscribe to my free updates up the top and join in on the conversation.
Here you can fire me your questions on that particular topic and I will do my very best to answer as many as I can in each video segment!
So come and join my friggin’ awesome tribe! We have a lot of fun in the emailing world. It’s like a secret society.
Signing off as cheeky two year old today.
Love and mushy stuff,