Happy One Year!

I should've bought myself dessert today.


A year ago today, I was sitting at my mom’s dining room table, working up the nerve to hit publish on my first-ever blog post. Tonight, I’m sitting at my kitchen table in my Bronx apartment (with exposed brick and stainless steel appliances, natch) and I’m happy to say it’s my first blogiversary!

I don’t want to get too sentimental or anything, since this space is “just a blog”, but it’s really not. It’s been great being welcomed by the blogging community and creating my own little niche in the blogosphere. Not only has Shades of Sarah grown so much in the past year, but so have I. Actually, after a tough sophomore year of college, I can say a lot has changed for me in the past two weeks, but all for the better.

For those of you who have thought about starting your own blogs, I have this piece of advice: do it. Not only have I found a hobby I love and stuck with, but it’s given me opportunities too. I’m a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Fordham and I’m an editorial at Lovelyish, a Web site run by Xanga. And I love it.

And enormous amount of gratitude goes out to my readers, whoever you are. Thanks for all of your support, especially my blog friends and real-life friends. If you want reminisce with me, you can take a look back at some of my favorite and most popular posts.

◊ 20 Lessons I Learned Before I Was 20

Girl Crush: Mia Hamm

Fashion Inspiration: Thelma & Louise

In the Sun

Fashion Inspiration: The Chrysler Building

Big Lights Will Inspire You

California Dreamin’

Thank you again everyone! Here’s to a fabulous second year!

☀ Sarah

P.S. Now’s probably a good time to let everyone know I’m looking for guest bloggers this June! Contact me here if you’re interested.