A Sunny Escape...(why I became a blogger)

sunny-escape-cafe-orvieto-italy-stylemindchiclife I first started reading blogs several years ago as a sunny escape, a moment away from a dreary winter afternoon, or some beautiful inspiration before a challenging work day as a School Psychologist. Blogs could transport me to a cafe in Paris, a beach in the Dominican Republic or a villa in Italy.  I wanted that balance in my life and I learned that I actually needed it. Thinking of something calming, or serene, changes our brain chemistry and sets the tone for the day, as I wrote in this one simple tool can change your life.

Take Me Away Stylemindchic Life Barbados view of the sea

I recently celebrated the second anniversary of my Stylemindchic Blog. With that milestone came excitement, a feeling of accomplishment, and even some moments of self-doubt.Why am I spending so much time on this endeavor? Do I really have anything of value to say? What is my point of view?  Oh yes, those moments of insecurity crept in and they have a way of doing that. I even shared them with some of my dear blogging friends. Their kind words encouraged me to keep going and even expand in some new and exciting ways.

Take Me Away Stylemindchic Life Los Cabos Mexico and beach toes

 Yesterday I had a conversation with one of my nearest and dearest friends. Before we hung up she shared that reading Stylemindchic Life is her sunny little escape in her day (she is also a School Psychologist). I already had the title of this post written in draft form at that very moment so her comment was the perfect validation for me. Thanks KK!
We bloggers need a little encouragement along the way sometimes. Don't you agree?

Take Me Away Barcelona 2006 Stylemindchic Life Heather Lindstrom and rooftop view

I can't promise that Stylemindchic will always be a sunny little escape. The style 'Mind' chic part of me will also feel the need to write about relationships, marriage, romance, mindfulness and even grief at times. There will likely be goofy humor, gratuitous eye-candy and bad jokes. I'm still obsessed with shoes and I can't get enough. This is the tapestry of life and the reason being a lifestyle blogger feels right to me.  My inspiration for creating a series of posts started with having a St. Barths moment here. I look forward to adding more posts as a sunny escape.
Thank you for coming along with me.

Where is your go to sunny escape?

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