It's hard not to get soppy when talking about something that has impacted your life in an incredibly positive way, so I apologize in advance for this post! Though in many ways the past three years of my life have been some of the most trying, they have also been some of the happiest because of this little blog.
I started blogging three years ago with no plans, no distinguishable voice, and pretty subpar content - but slowly and surely, Mermaidens grew into a space I pour my heart into, that truly represents me and the things I am passionate about.
It is really mind boggling to think of all the wonderful things that have happened because of Mermaidens - especially when I still almost can't even believe anybody reads it at all! I have been lucky enough to establish some of the most meaningful relationships in my life with dazzlingly bright people who I admire deeply, worked with brands, designers, photographers, and artists I absolutely adore, and my self worth and confidence have increased tenfold since I started (something that means the world to me as someone who has self image and anxiety issues) - all because of Mermaidens!
If you have been a reader for years or just started following yesterday, thank you thank you thank you for being part of my life. I really can't express how lucky and thankful I am to each and every one of you!
OKAY ENOUGH OF THAT ;___; As a way of saying thank you, Mei from Tiny Hands Jewelry generously accepted to holding a giveaway in honor of the special occasion! One lucky Mermaidens' reader will win $50 to her darling shop. Mei's downright adorable food themed jewelry is beautifully crafted and, get this, it's scented. Simply enter the giveaway using the widget below! This giveaway is open internationally and ends August 30th, 2014. Good luck!