Blogging had definitely been a roller coaster throughout the past six years but especially now as I am back in school again everything has been off. School has been very hectic and I can not even get into the swing of things and because of this I have not been able to blog at all. I have been trying to get back out there by setting dates for when I would post again. It was originally September 6, then it changed to September 18th and I kept changing it because it would feel like when I would finish on task or homework assignment something else would pop up. My schedule is still very hectic but I have realized that I would have to set aside some time and find my motivation to blog again. Below are just a few things that made me do so.

Buying a new theme
Every time I want to re brand or start a new chapter in my blogging career I always buy a new theme because it is my way of starting fresh. I really did love my old theme but I wanted something different that I never had before. With this new theme it seemed much more professional like and I can see myself using it after my college career.

Buying my own domain
This has been on my list since forever. I wanted to have my own domain name for a to establish credibility to my brand. I thought I would have to switch websites from Blogger to Wordpress to buy a domain, which I was going to do but it was way too much money. On blogger I was able to buy my domain through them and I will kind of use this next year to see how I like it.

Taking pictures again
I was highly discouraged to take pictures again because it has been so hot here in Georgia. I eventually had to deal with it and get back out there again. Despite the heat taking pictures again was fun and excited. There is nothing like posing and feeling good in your gear. I mean look at the photos below. I was trying to hit some major poses. Also Fall is here so hopefully it cools down soon!








Finding an Instagram theme 
I like my Instagram to be cohesive so I have been trying to put a theme together to do so. If you look at my timeline I think I have three themes that I have used but they always changed due to the content I produced at that time. So I have heard a lot about Lightroom presets and I bought a few from Etsy to see how they would look and so far I am liking the results. 




Getting more photography equipment 
Last year I received the Canon Rebel T3i for Christmas and over the summer I bought two new studio lights to help with the brightness for my indoor photos. I have only used them a few times but I am excited to use them more.

I am so ready to start this new chapter in my blogging career. along with fully re branding and transforming my blog I have also sat down and thought of some really cool posts that I can do that will be both helpful and intriguing.
Finding the strength to blog again has been hard but the journey and the outcome will be so worth it. I encourage you all that if you are in a blogging rut, or a rut in general, do not be afraid to mix things up and remember why you do what you do. 

Samara 

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