Hey there strangers! It’s been a long while.
I really don’t know how to start explaining the reason for my sudden and long absence from blogging (it’s been 8 months) but I miss this space so much!
I want to blame my absence on school, my dissertation, being an entrepreneur and work.Being in final year sort of killed my creativity and I had no motivation to write or take pictures.
The Long Break
My final year in uni was the longest and most stressful period of my life. Coupled with the fact it was Ramadan and I was writing exams, I also had to complete my studio work while finalizing the last chapter of my dissertation and running a business. I think I deserve to call myself Wonder Woman.
It was so difficult getting back into blogging because I just needed a break from everything after the stress I went through in my last year of uni. I decided to give myself one month extra to rejuvenate. I lost motivation to blog, make YouTube videos, take photographs or even post on Instagram because I had a creative block but I knew I needed to get back here. I began to remember the reasons I started in the first place and what I want to achieve and that really motivated me. A lot of you also sent me emails and DMs saying you missed me. I’m really grateful.
Most people who follow my blog would know that this site was originally officialshona.com.ng, but Unfortunately the domain expired and I decided to switch to officialshona.com because the previous domain seemed longer and not very official (if you know what i mean).
I also decided to redesign my blog! (I’m a creative designer and you can check out my design packages here.) I thought I’d give the blog a new look and start afresh. It’s more responsive and easier to navigate. Catch up on my previous posts here and here. I also redesigned my logo a bit, but I kept my signature ‘O’.
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No one ever tells you adulting isn’t as easy as it seems. Completing 5 years of uni is another story entirely ( maybe I should write a post about my university experience- p.s -If you want to read about my experience in uni, let me know in the comment section below).
Here’s what I’ve been up to lately;
- I got the opportunity to work at one of the top design agencies in Nigeria (kind of like a dream for me lol). I’m learning a lot and it’s been fun and exciting so far.
- Launched My brand Soles N Shades, an exclusive Footwear, and Eyewear brand. Running a business is not easy, but I’m learning as I go on. You can check out the website here to shop for amazing glasses and slides.
- Currently, I’m working on strategy to grow my brands. Both Soles N Shades and Official Shona. People keep telling me to stick to one thing but, they represent different parts of me and I can handle them without either suffering.
- Missing photography. I haven’t had time to take pictures in a long while and I really need to get back into the game and get better.
Asides this, I’m really just trying to put less pressure on myself. It can get quite overwhelming looking through Instagram and seeing so many successful bloggers and other creative but the truth is we just need to work at our own pace because these people didn’t get there in one day. Consistency is key. Basically, I’m just going to take a chill pill and do my own thing.
I have a lot of exciting content outlined for the blog and I promise to be as consistent possible, maybe publish a post or two every week.
I really missed this space and my readers. I’m glad to be back, and sharing stories about my life and experiences with you. I hope you all accept my apologies.
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Did you miss me? Tell me in the comment box below!