NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Today marks a special milestone for me and my little corner of the internet. I want to start by personally welcoming you to a brand new chapter of the Annie Pursuit — a passion project I’ve relentlessly poured my heart and soul into for — well, longer than I’d ever like to admit.
Although I know that this digital space isn’t perfect and will continue to evolve with me over time, I want to take a moment to acknowledge how far it’s come since its inception back in 2018 when I imperfectly introduced it to the world.
Back then, it was a much less polished version of what you see here today but a space I would retire to often to combat boredom and experiment with my creativity.
I didn’t quite know what I was doing or the direction I wanted to take with blogging but kept returning to these digital pages where I found solace in documenting my personal journey online. Since launching this website back in 2018, I feel like I’ve evolved in so many ways. Everything changed when my focus shifted from creating for others to creating for myself. For a long time I had been creating privately in peace without all of the noise that viciously comes with the internet. After some soul searching, a mighty amount of creative ruts and some time spent being terribly bad at something new, I feel like I’ve finally carved out a corner of the internet that I’m proud to call my new creative home.
This year has challenged me in so many ways but simultaneously it’s been a triumphant one in terms of self growth. Perhaps it comes with the territory of entering my 30’s but I’ve readjusted my perspectives and have refined what I’m willing to make space for on this platform.
And so in the spirit of new beginnings, I’m excited to introduce to you, the return of my online diary and new and improved home of The Annie Pursuit. I can’t promise that it’ll be free of grammatical errors but I vow to unapologetically live my truth through these pages as I stride into a new era of my life.
I hope you’ll return often to explore what creative whims I’ll be devoting my time to and leave feeling inspired to stay loyal to your inner creative spirit. I have to admit that it’s been a frustrating period of transformation so far, to be a beginner at something new. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t creatively exhausted and delirious but I remind myself everyday that the great things in life are rarely ever a simple pursuit and that growth resides in the uneasiness. I mostly surrender to the exhaustion because it often follows with a profound sense of gratitude that creativity even ebbs and flows within me and then I’m back to appreciating that there’s beauty in all of the creative chaos.
If you’ve made it this far, I hope you know how happy and appreciative I am that you’re here. Feel free to wander around the new site while I quietly celebrate this small victory from behind the screen, social distancing style. I hope you’ll be patient with me as I establish my voice as a writer, refine my photography skills, and navigate the realms of this online world as a newbie entering the blogging space. But for now, I look forward to connecting with all of you, creating without boundaries on a new site that feels more reflective of me and can’t wait to discover what new narratives this next chapter holds for The Annie Pursuit.
Here’s to new beginnings!
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