I always knew blogging was gonna be my thing.
Seriously, from day one, when I was still a kid in high school who spent her days writing, reading and daydreaming. I guess I have no one but my diaries to blame so when sharing your ideas, inspirations, work and hopes became possible online, I jumped on that bandwagon without much thinking and never regretted it.
It's been a bit over ten years since those first steps into the unknown were made and here we are today, celebrating the existence of Smile, Snap, Sparkle. I'm such an amazing blog owner that all this time I thought my blog is turning five years old today when actually the number is a bit smaller. It's four.
So, HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY my love, you're most definitely the best thing that's ever happened to me.
And sorry about messing up your age, you know I'm rubbish when it comes to any kind of numbers. Remember math? Yeah, me neither.
Because, for the first time ever, it's just us now. You and I. A freelance dream team.
We spent the last four years growing, experimenting, trying and failing, playing around, being miserable, brainstorming, feeling like a failure and feeling like a winner, working, working and working so hard.
An enormous amonut of effort and love has been put into this relationship and all of that has brought us where we are today. Eating spaghetti with tomatoes in front of the Macbook with Instagram and Frida on the side. Windows are wide open and a lovely summer breeze is messing with my hair while I'm trying to focus on this post and yummy spaghetti on the plate. My face is all messy from the red sauce and I've already stained the tablecloth and my t-shirt (as always). It's such an anti-blogging aesthetics but oh my gosh I love it and feel so good.
And that's exactly how I feel about you, my dear blog.
We're so imperfect and flawed that in the end that's what makes us perfect and unique.
We try hard but never too hard.
We don't take ourselves too seriously because that would be the end of all fun.
And we never give up.
But there's one very important thing about this journey.
You see, it's not actually just the two of us who are travelling down this road. We may be driving this sparkling bus together, but our brilliant passengers are the strenght and the fuel for the ride.
There's a huge number of amazing people who are a part of it. A big and crazy important part of it.
Some of them have been here from day one and some have discovered our little space somewhere along the way. No matter at which point you decided to give this blog a chance, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and I seriously hope the future is only gonna be better and brighter for all of us.
Thank you for reading the blog. For coming back here on a daily basis. For leaving the best and most encouraging comments ever. For being a friend. A family. I'd say 'I love you' but that sounds so terribly cheesy so I won't (even though I've actually said it). Let's have a cheeseburger instead.
Cheers to many more awesome years.
To old, new and future friendships.
Cheers to chasing dreams and not giving a damn about what someone else might say.
To fighting fears and crying happy tears.
Cheers to doing what you love and having the best support a person could ask for.
Frida and I are sending you the biggest hug, loads of kisses and a bunch of chocolate cookies.