I think we all know the saying that “all good things must come to an end.”
Secretly, I have been thinking about this a lot. When I was 22, my blog was a college senior journalism project. When I was 25, my blog became an asset to my resume. When I was 27, my blog became a fresh breathe of air and an escape from my full time job. Now, I am 29 and I have scored a dream job! Honestly, I feel like my resume experience combined with what I learned being a blogger for the past seven years has helped me get to where I am today. With that being said, I know realistically that I can’t keep this blog up forever.
Like any woman around my age, you start to think what will I do in my 30s and I should reinvent myself like Madonna consistently has done for years. In my heart, I always said my 30s would be about three things: career, being in love (let’s hope that will possibly lead to starting my own family) and of course, family time. Um, maybe four things…add friend time.
I accomplished my 20 something goals: get enough experience to land a dream job by 30 (check), continue blogging to expand your networking/writing/marketing skills (check) and just figure out who you are as a person through various experiences/lessons (check).
Is there really time for me to continue blogging at 29 and in my 30s? I would say no. Can I still relay the same message of shopping locally and my love for the Baltimore fashion scene through a different platform? I would say yes through social media. Follow my life through my Instagram @mscharmschic because I promise you my life is going to be highly eventful and exciting in the near future. Also, I will update my Ms. Charm’s Chic FB page when I have time with events I discover and my local finds.
I want to thank every last person I ever interviewed and wrote about on this blog. I want to thank you all for your outstanding support of my blog over these past seven years. But, it’s time for me to embark on a new journey.
What are your future plans? What will be the Ms. Charm’s Chic legacy? I know that no one can deny that I was there covering the Baltimore fashion scene in depth from 2010 to 2016 as a blogger. Maybe one day someone will notice the work I did and give me a shout-out. I never blogged for attention. I blogged because I wanted to share the stories of Baltimore fashion artists and showcase my hometown in a good light. Now, I have that opportunity with my new job to shine a light on my hometown but in a different way, specially in education. The subject of education has always been a part of my life since the moment I knew my mother was an elementary teacher as a child. I feel like all things happen for a reason and that’s where I should be. In terms of Instagram, I will probably step up my game much more and I will always give shout-outs to local businesses I support.