• Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola

LIFESTYLE: The Birth of My Blog!

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

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I've wanted to start a blog for quite some time now. Many people don't know this because I tend not to speak on my creative projects/desires until they are fully completed. However, last summer and many other times before that, I attempted to launch a blog but was never successful until now. Maybe all my failed attempts at launching this new project of mine was God's plan all along. I'm thinking back to the style, design, and content I had in mind last summer and I realize how juvenile some of the ideas were. Something I have realized about myself is that as I get older my creative ideas tend to mold and mature. There are many things that may have seemed like a good idea to me last year but sound horrible now. One thing I have learned about this process is God's timing is truly the best timing.

As I sit here today, I can honestly say that I am proud of this project. I really poured myself into this blog in order to get it to its current state. Lately, I have been reflecting on the work I've been putting out (both in and out of the classroom) and I realized that there are some projects with my name on it that I am not 100% satisfied with. This is mainly due to time constraints. One thing about me is that I constantly feel like I am competing with time. This negatively impacts me as it results in rushed projects. At school, I am always trying to beat a deadline and I tend to submit whatever is going to get me the grade. In most cases, I submit work even though I may not be fully satisfied with it. At times, I feel that there's so much more that I could have done but in a fast paced environment like college there's not much I can do to change that because at the end of the day I have to make the grade.

Outside of school, I am still competing with time but in terms of my own agenda. I set very hard deadlines for myself and I am not too sure why. I think some of it has to do with my fear of procrastinating. However, I need to find a balance and understand that it is okay if I don't make a personal deadline. Personal deadlines can be pushed back if necessary. Why put out work I am not going to be able to stand by in a few years? Why put out work that I am not going to be 100% proud of and satisfied with?

With this blog I had a deadline. I wanted to launch it on April 1st, my 21st birthday. However, life happened and things changed. Although I was disappointed, I came to terms with reality and the fact that my original plans had changed. In fact, pushing the launch date back allowed me to tie up lose ends.

I really hope you guys like what you see on this blog. I am very excited but to be frank, I am a bit nervous about some things as well. As you read some of my firsts post you will probably sense a different tone for each one. I haven't decided if I want to utilize a professional, semi-professional or my casual everyday quirky voice. However, as time goes by, the approach to take will become clearer to me..so bear with me guys!

I am always open to constructive criticism so feel free to drop a comment below or head over to the "Contact" page to send me a message.

I have some great stuff in mind for this platform that I cannot wait to share with you all! Thank you for choosing to follow me and all my adventures.

Much love,

-Kris x

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