7 years ago, approximately at this time of the day, perhaps a bit later I wrote my first blog post. I had no idea somebody would read what I was writing, in hindsight if I did, I would have written something completely different. I was such a different person back then, I had so much to learn, so many ups and downs waiting to happen, so many experiences I still had to go through. If I knew what I know now, I would have done so many things differently, but I am so glad I didn’t, because every single decision took me to this moment, right here, right now…Most of you probably don’t know the real story of why I started StyleScrapbook, part of the story is still just mine to keep, but part of it has always been out in the open…7 years ago today, I started this blog from the dinning room of the first house I first lived in when I moved to Holland, while Richard and his brother Andrew where sitting in the living room watching a Rugby game;
-“Hey guys!, I just wrote my first blog post!!!” I shouted from the dinning room, highly excited.
They probably thought it was one of my silly girl things and I can’t really blame them. Back then I didn’t really know anybody in Amsterdam, my family was in Mexico, I had just left university back home, all my friends, everything to move to Europe and start a new life here. When I look back I realise how freaking brave I was, I would probably think about it 20 times before making a decision like that again, but why is it that as we get older, we get more scared?…I was so fearless, I had so many dreams, so many goals, I wasn’t going to let anybody stop me.
7 years later I am still as driven, probably double as hard working, a lot more cautious and I had to go through a lot of ups, downs, friendships, betrayals, extreme happiness, and tears. I want to point out the positive as well as the negative, because it hasn’t all been easy and thats the reality, but it has been worth it.
I have said this before and I will say this again, because I can’t ever thank you enough for supporting me, for being so positive and loving when you comment on every post, by following my story not only here, but on Social Media as well. Sometimes I get so shocked and it warms my heart when I get emails or comments form you, mentioning periods of my life, or specific situations you remember clearly. It makes me feel connected to you in some way, because I know that you are there and I somehow have the fortune to have made thousands and thousands of friends who follow my journey. Never believe that I take your visits and comments for granted, because they still mean the world to me, every single one of them.
THANK YOU for these 7 YEARS and I can’t wait so see whats coming next!