Happy 7th Blog Birthday to Me!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Today marks my blog's seventh birthday. I can't quite believe I've been writing this blog for SEVEN years today. Aside from making me feel very old, it also makes me feel incredibly proud to say that I've been running this space on the internet for seven entire years now, and what a whirlwind it has been.

From trips away and amazing events to collaborating with awesome brands, being featured in magazines and on some incredible websites, Away with the Fairies has been my rock over the past seven years and I honestly don't know where I'd be without this little corner of the internet. It's been the place to share my passions, my hopes and dreams, and my successes, and you guys have been the best cheerleaders I could ever ask for. I never thought when I dusted off my ancient HP laptop to create my Blogger account all those years ago that I'd still be doing it today - and that it would have brought me everything it has.

So, because I feel like seven years is a Pretty Big Deal, I decided to throw my blog a little birthday party at the weekend. Yes - I actually threw a party for a website - welcome to 2017. Party Delights kindly supplied me with everything I needed to create the most perfect unicorn-themed party (because you all know how much I love unicorns) and I had so much fun decorating the house and munching on miniature cupcakes. My favourite things have got to be the iridescent plates, unicorn napkins, iridescent table confetti and 'We Heart Unicorns' bunting - I mean, how cute are they!? So big shout out to Party Delights for helping me celebrate seven years of awesomeness here at Away with the Fairies.

So... what does the next seven years hold? Well, as I always say, I want things to only get bigger and better from here on out. I have lots of ambition when it comes to my blog, I just don't always have the self-belief to see things through, and that's where I struggle. It's time to kick those thoughts to the curb though and concentrate on making my blog the best it can be - for both my readers and myself. I have decided a rebrand is most definitely on the cards, as whilst Away with the Fairies has been kind to me for all these years, I think it's time to ditch the name that I half-heartedly came up with way back when and opt for something else. With that means there will be a new blog layout coming, and hopefully lots more content on three things I'm keen to tap into more on here - travel, fitness, and mental health.

So, all that leads me to say is thank you, thank you, thank you, for standing by me these past seven years and making my blog what it is today. I couldn't have done it without you guys!