There’s so much chatter on the internet that blogs, especially personal blogs, are dead. And that might be true if you’re looking to become internet famous or build a brand, but I sure hope the concept of blogging isn’t dead. At least it isn’t for me! I used to have a life and style blog where I shared some bits and pieces of my life alongside my favorite fashion and beauty picks. This was great when I was a twenty-something looking for PR samples of new products to try and blog link ups to join, but things are a little different now.

To start, I hit the big 3-0 this year, taking me from that ethereal twenty-something to what seems like a much more “real life” thirty-something. And with that the types of things I care about and the challenges I’m facing in life are also different. I care less about what I’m wearing (spoiler alert: it’s usually yoga pants these days) or the best lipstick for my skin tone (it’s the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey) and more about my health, fertility (or lack thereof) and my career.

Yet, just because my interests have changed doesn’t mean my desire to share my story in the hopes that it can help someone else on their journey has. I’m a dedicated chronic illness advocate, a serial entrepreneur, and a happily married women looking to start a family and support others on their way there as well.

The bottom line is I care. I care about you my readers and I care about continuing to improve myself and be the best version of myself I can be. With that comes a lot of trial and error. A lot of this and that. A lot of success and setback. My goal is that by sharing these steps on my journey, I can help you navigate similar situations and avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way.

I know not every topic on this blog will necessarily resonate with you. Maybe you’re not interested in building a business or overcoming infertility. That’s why this is a take what you need and leave the rest kind of place. This is my personal lifestyle blog. That means I’ll be sharing what I go in the many different facets and dimensions of my daily life. Read the things that interest or apply to you and leave the rest behind. I won’t be offended if you don’t religiously read every post. I just hope you find something of value in stumbling on my little piece of the internet.

So with that, I believe that the personal blog is most definitely not dead and that there is still room for a new (or old) voice to find it’s place in your Bloglovin’ feed. I hope you’ll stick around as I grow this site and the biggest compliment you can pay me is sharing it with someone else that may find it helpful.

xx Dana Renee