There She Goes Again
If you are reading this (of course you are, what else would you be doing here?), I just want to say thank you! Of all the blogs you could be reading on the internet, you are reading mine, and that means the world to me!
My name is Christiana Nicole and I am a 25 year old Los Angeles native living in Savannah, Georgia. I spent my entire first 24 years of life in sunny Southern California. What brought me to Savannah you ask? Well that’s a long story I promise I’ll share in another blog post.
Long story short, I recently packed my bags to leave the only place I’ve called home and moved 2500 miles away to a city I’d never been to where I knew no one. For the last 4 months I have explored my new city and traveled throughout the Southeast exploring places I only dreamed of getting to one day.
Eating sopaipillas in Santa Fe, seafood in New Orleans, driving through the Outer Banks of North Carolina, watching fireworks on the Savannah River, exploring the beltline in Atlanta, weekend drives up and down the east coast exploring as many coastal small towns as possible.
Traveling the world has always been a lifelong dream for me. By the time I graduated high school, I had only been to one state other than my home state of California. I always dreamed of exploring new places, meeting new people and experiencing new things. Seeing the places I read about in books and saw in movies and TV shows.
Safe to say, it has been a dream come true!
By day I own a digital marketing business that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses create meaningful online presence through artful design– aka social media management, brand and website design. After a seven year career in fashion, I never imagined this is the direction my career would take but I couldn’t imagine it any other way and am so grateful.
Why a blog now? Well, I have always dreamed of being a writer. As a kid: the writer of a book. As an adult: the writer of a blog. Although I had never had any plans to actually do so. For one, I could never decide on a name. Silly I know, but that really was the hardest part for so long – more on that later.
I have always wanted to be that person with journals filled with thoughts, memories, and reflections, but it never worked for me. I found the words flowed much more easily as I typed at my desktop or in the notes app in my iPhone.
After moving 2500 miles away from all my family and friends earlier this year, I started writing about my adventures in a new city on the opposite side of the country, sharing my thoughts and experiences on Instagram with photos of my travels. That worked great until the captions I drafted in the notes app on my phone ended up being twice the character limit and would no longer fit in an Instagram caption.
I realized what started as captions turned into something more like diary entries, very therapeutic, but not ideal for the ‘gram. For some time now, I’ve been searching for a way to digitally scrapbook (10-year-old Christiana adored scrapbooking) and this feels like the perfect way to do both of those things.
So here we are!
This letter has gotten long, and barely covers the tip of the iceberg of what I want to say but I will leave the rest for future blog posts. This blog is a way for me to share my adventures with family and friends and have a creative outlet outside of my career. I’ll be writing about my love of travel, lifestyle, and whatever else comes to mind. This outlet really is for me more than anyone else, but I hope you enjoy reading it!