Happy New Year Y’all! I love greeting each new year with anticipation of what is to come. There is always a nice feeling that you are starting fresh with a new outlook on the year.
We have a lot of exciting things planned for our family this year and also for the blog. I am excited to share with you that we are doing a small shift in focus for We Five Kings.
All of my adult life when people have asked me what I wanted to be or what I wanted to do I would tell them I want to be a connector. I didn’t really always know exactly what that meant. But I knew there was a need for people to get connected with information or people or services in their area. I wanted to be the person who connected them with that.
This is what I want to be when I grow up and this year I want to move the blog in the direction of being your connector.
“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton
Style. Since starting this blog I have mainly focused on fashion. This year I want to shift this focus to style. Not just focusing on clothing but concentrating on how to style what is being offered in stores. How to style things you already own. How to bring a trend back into your wardrobe. How to wear something like knee-high boots when you aren’t in your twenties anymore. Style encompasses so much more than the fashion we are offered and I want to show you more.
Beyond clothing I want to bring you more content on home and entertaining. Broadening my style focus will allow me to talk to you about styling things in different aspects of your life from what you are wearing to a party to how you can set a gorgeous table to how to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree.
“Midlife is not the time to disenchant ourselves. It’s a time to turn on all our magic in full force.”
– Marienne Williamson
Midlife. I am entering a new era this year as I will be turning 40 in March. Will anything change on that date? No, in reality it won’t. However I can already see things changing in myself and in my friends. I know women my age who are now being diagnosed with cancer, beginning menopause and having a hysterectomy. We are beginning to see our friends stop having babies and start planning for life with teens. We are also taking on new challenges. Opening new businesses, fulfilling dreams, going back to work or cutting back on work. Some of us are starting to think about retirement or sending kids to college. This is a new space and I want to explore it with you.
I also want to use this space as an opportunity to empower women. Sharing my own struggle with my weight this year has been cathartic for me and I know it has been helpful to others. I want to talk more about body positivity and how it spreads beyond just our daughters and how it matters to our sons. I want to bring you stories of women in our area and the wisdom they have to offer us on mothering and more.
“We Five Kings started as a wish, a hope and a dream of one day having a family of our own.” – Tiffany King
Family. The one thing that will always stay the same at We Five Kings is that we are, at our core, a family focused blog. I am a hot mess of a mom a lot of days and often think I am getting it all wrong. I know I am not alone in this craziness and I love to be a light for you to know you are not alone. Being a mom is hard. So much harder than anyone ever told me it would be. I love being able to share with you when we succeed and I also love the support I have received from you when I have failed. I won’t ever get it all right and that’s ok. I hope to share more ups and downs with you.
My goal is always to bring you content that I think will be useful and fun to read. I hope that you always feel open to coming to me with suggestions.
We are welcoming 2019 and look forward to what this year will bring for our family and for this blog! As always I am grateful for your continued support and for showing up here to my space. Let’s do big things in 2019!