It’s been almost six years since I’ve last visited this online space of mine. If this is your first time here, welcome! If you remember me and my stint at blogging from back in the day, welcome back! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Janell. I first launched this blog in April 2011, and my last post was November 2012. I figured it was time to give this another try, so here I am. To learn more about me and the blog, visit my About page.
So what have I been up to? The last time I was here, I was consumed with work and grad school and the stresses that they bring. Believe me, it was hard. It took me 4.5 years that I thought would never end plus several mini meltdowns, but I got it done. I proudly graduated in 2013 with my MBA, and I was close to tears when my diploma came in the mail. I look back on it now and laugh at those mini meltdowns. Good times I tell you, good times…haha!
In 2014, I packed up my life in Dallas, Texas after 10 years and moved back to Antigua, the island-paradise that I call home. These days you can find me enjoying island life and working hard at building my brand (more on the brand part in a few months). I must admit that I was often hesitant in coming back to the blogosphere. A lot has changed since I was last on the scene, and the truth is, I wasn’t sure if I was up to relearning everything. You see, the blogging community is not the same as it was back in 2011. It’s somewhat saturated, in my opinion, and many bloggers are blogging as a full-time job now, plus social media has become a beast on its own. But you know what? That’s life. We evolve and we adapt. Blogging is something that I enjoyed, and I’m ready to find my voice again. Bear with me as I get back in the groove.
Well, this was just a quick hello and welcome back. Look out for more content from me real soon. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s chat in the comments or on social media.
Keeping it Classy ~ Janell