After attending Texas Style Council last weekend, I returned home with renewed energy about blogging. Through the sessions I attended, I reflected a lot on my blog and what kind of online home wanted to build for myself (and for you, too!). Perhaps a bit sadly, I realized Those Graces no longer fit me because it didn’t reflect where I was going. Truth be told, I picked the domain name almost five (!) years ago based on a Tori Amos lyric from her song Blood Roses. It didn’t really mean anything other than I liked the way it sounded and I liked Tori Amos. I was always hesitant to pick something specific in terms of a name, because in my heart, I knew I didn’t really want to write about fashion or beauty forever.
So how did Road Darling come to be? Last summer, I abandoned my original Instagram account, which felt stagnant and not well thought out. In its place, I created @RoadDarling. When I was discussing a potential name change with my friend Melissa, who’s also a blogger at Shoestring, she suggested I change my blog name to match my Instagram name. And so RoadDarling.com was born.
My interests have changed throughout my life, probably just like everyone else. And that goes for blogging. Over five years, I’ve written about everything from diversity in makeup to road trips and just about everything in between. Though my interests have changed, one thing has remained the same: My thirst for adventure. Whether that means wearing red lipstick on the daily or traveling, I do my best to view life as one long, lovely adventure. I’m very much a believer in doing things that scare me. Sometimes I go big and plan solo road trips. Other times I honestly just want to stay home. At the end of the day, both are courageous decisions in their own way.
All the old content is still here, the name has changed and so has the layout. I expect the content to stay relatively the same, but I will use the new look and feel to guide me along my way. I hope you stick around for the ride!