Project #87: Why blog?


Why did I start Bonjour Chica? The answer is a pretty long one. I started blogging at the beginning of this year for several different reasons. I had been reading blogs for a couple of years and I felt like I learned a lot from them.  Whether it was learning a new craft or a new recipe, I found it exciting. As I read and discovered more blogs, I started wanting to start my own.

I spent a year or more wanting to start a blog. However, my job during the last 5 years was just so exhausting that I did not have the energy for blogging.  I realized while I was sitting in my grey cubicle one day, that I desperately needed a creative outlet. In order for that to happen something had to change.  And that’s how at the end of 2012, I made a drastic career change.  I went from a relatively stable job in the non-profit sector to joining my husband in business. With a new and flexible job, I was finally able to start Bonjour Chica.

Besides it being a creative outlet, Bonjour Chica was also started to inform & share my fashion and beauty finds with others. Throughout my life I have felt unique. Not cool unique, but frustratingly unique.  I am really petite, at only 4’11” I have always struggled finding clothes that fit.  In high school, my jeans would always drag and I hated it. That was not my only challenge, so was finding the right make-up.  With an olive,warm skin-tone it has always been difficult for me to find make-up that doesn’t make me look washed out.  For the last decade or so, I have been using Google to help me in making fashion & beauty decisions. Sadly, there are not many sites with information for petite girls or girls with an olive, warm skin-tone complexion when it comes to fashion&beauty. Blogging allows me to share my fashion and beauty experiences with others. Hopefully through my posts, I may be able to help other girls who might also be facing these same challenges. And who knows, maybe I can unite all the petite girls out there so that we can let the fashion industry know that we are here and they need to start paying attention to us. Do you know how much more I would shop if petite sizes were widely available?

Finally, I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone. I am a private person, and I can’t tell you how hard it was to publish my first post.However, as I keep posting I am becoming more comfortable with sharing my opinions, likes & dislikes with the world. It is good to see that others also find my blog interesting enough to follow it. I know I am just beginning but I am just so glad that I am no longer wanting, but actually doing.

I guess you could say I started Bonjour Chica to share, inform, inspire & to cultivate my own creativity.

Why do I tell you all of this? IFB challenged bloggers with Project #87 to write about why we started blogging. And there you have it!



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