Today officially marks La Dolce Vita’s tenth anniversary! We will be doing some fun things to celebrate very soon, but I wanted to take some time to thank you. I am so appreciative to each of you and the fact that you continue to take time out of your day to read my blog. It’s amazing to think about all of the things that have happened over the past ten years thanks to this blog. What began as a creative outlet for someone who felt creatively stifled in her day job became the path to the fulfillment of so many dreams. Thanks to my blog, I have been able to forge my own career path and get to wake up each day, excited to work on design projects for my clients and to share my musings on the blog. My blog has introduced me to so many wonderful people over the years, several of whom are amongst my dearest friends. I can honestly say that I could not imagine my life without La Dolce Vita. It has become a huge part of my daily routine and is ingrained in my very being. I am especially thankful to my readers and advertising partners for allowing me to make it this long. Your readership and support has motivated and inspired me beyond measure.
Writing a blog consistently, five days a week for ten years has been no easy feat. It has taken countless hours, discipline, and dedication. It has meant working on the weekends and in the evenings, as well as while on vacation because it isn’t always easy to squeeze it into a regular workday. Finding inspiration worthy of sharing can be difficult at times, while other weeks don’t have enough days in them to share all that I want to say. Over the course of the past ten years, the blog landscape has changed tremendously. Many bloggers have moved on to other things, but I continue to love this outlet and will continue to write the blog for as long as you’ll have me. My design business is my primary focus, so for the past four and a half years, I have been a designer who blogs rather than a blogger who designs occasionally, but LDV will always be an important part of each day for me.
La Dolce Vita has been the source of so many incredible things in my life—friendships with people I respect and admire, access to wonderful mentors, opportunities I could have only dreamed of before, and it has opened the doors that have empowered me to change the entire course of my career. This blog has given me the courage and skills to chase after my dreams and has allowed me to build a successful business. La Dolce Vita has not only given me the opportunity to connect with so many inspiring people, it has also been a catalyst for personal and professional growth for which I will be forever grateful. As you know, I am currently working on my first book– again, thanks to my blog!– which will be published in the Fall of 2018. I feel like the book will be an evolution of the blog, so I cannot wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for some other exciting developments in celebration of LDV’s 10th Anniversary! Whether you visit La Dolce Vita everyday, or just check in every now and then, thank you for being such an important part of my life.