Hello! Welcome to my new site / blog. For those of you who don’t me, my name is Janine. I’m a 21 year old living in Sunny California who is a lover of all things creative and beautiful. Blogging is nothing new, as many of you may have known that I ran a previous blog for almost about 6 years!
I previously ran a blog called MyCOexpress, which I created at the young age of 15. What started as an anonymous creative outlet for my art and misc. thoughts slowly became my identity and artistic stamp on the world. I started making my site more professional and kept expanding from there. Unfortunately due to college and other life obligations, it was extremely hard to focus on maintaining my commitment to my blog, thus making it inactive. Besides time, it was easy to become wrapped in trying to appease everyone and eventually I lost motivation all together. My outlet deteriorated and no longer was an ‘outlet’, but a chore.
Months later as I’ve moved on from life’s stresses and recentered my thoughts, I started missing what was once my creative outlet. I started worrying about what people would think and tried to modify my content. The site just didn’t feel like my own any more. As an attempt to recreate and own my newfound sense of self (through life’s loooong journey of trying to change and grow), I’ve decided to start anew – a fresh blank state (or canvas if you will). Once the idea of starting a new blog came to mind, a spark ignited a flame in my heart which has been long gone. I was excited again to live, to create – it was like something came alive. I missed that feeling, and ever since then I’ve been working on my beach inspired layout (the colors make me so happy, you have no idea!) and creating new content. It’s scary to start anew. I’ve recently graduated from college, so there are a lot of new beginnings happening. Nevertheless, I’m very excited for it all and to share my journey with you.
I like to believe everyone is different and shares a unique story. We all have our blessings and challenges; these are mine. Cheers to a new blog and a new start! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂