A year and a half has passed since the last design of the blog. My thoughts and point of view have not changed much.
I took time to think about what I wanted, I used a notebook in order to write my thoughts, looked at hundreds of blogs/designs and what came out of my mind is now before your eyes. I wanted something « fresh », quite simple but not too much. I didn’t desire something very chic; I just needed a design that would make me wanna write,inspire me, and make me feel at home.
So here it is, the new design. You can still find the marvelous flowers made by Heatherlee; but now, everything is bigger, it’s more responsive and I’ve been enjoying crafting it for the last couple of months.
Committing to my blog has always been a struggle. There is too many people being excellent at it, while I feel like I am failing at it to keep up. I have pushed people to open blogs telling them it is both liberating and wonderful, I keep admiring their passion and dedication to it; but I feel anxious most of the time. Telling myself “I should be blogging instead of watching another episode of The Walking Dead” or not knowing what to answer when people ask me “When are you going to finally post an article Candice?”
Why do I feel like a failure in the blogging world when I certainly know that I mainly blog for myself? I blog for sharing things with you, because sharing is one of my favourite things in the world. I don’t blog for success or recognition. Not because “I’m above that” (I dislike people who act superior when they say they despise people with ambition), but just because I’m not comfortable with it, I do have impostor syndrome. However, everyone has a unique voice, and Sense & Sensibility is mine.
2015 is being very eventful – to say the least – and I want to keep evolving and changing my point of view on things. One of my favourite quotes from An Education is “I feel old but not very wise” : I feel like I’ve aged in the last six months, more than ever did in the last three years. So will you stay awhile? Will you accept my blog with its flaws and enjoy reading me like you once did?
Thank you for your support, your kind comments and … your presence.