I started this blog over four years ago. It was back in high school when I was obsessed with baking and I needed a space to share my recipes with my friends. It started as a bit of a joke, I’d always wanted a blog but I didn’t think anyone would actually read it. Little did I know it would grow to become such an integral part of who I am.
In many ways it was this blog that kept me afloat throughout my time at university. If it weren’t for this space I wouldn’t have rediscovered my love for writing or found closure for the chapter of my life bound by my eating disorder.
I wouldn’t have made friends from all around the world or learnt the exact time difference between Auckland and Minnesota.
I wouldn’t have discovered the magic of photography or the pain of trying to create Pinterest graphics.
This blog gave me all of that and so much more.
I’ve been looking back over my posts and cringing at my writing style and the topics of discussion but also feeling immensely proud. Because I can see how much I have grown as a writer and as a person over these past four years.
It’s a unique situation that I’m in, where I can literally track that growth. The perks of having your personal journal online for the world to read.
But recently I’ve been struggling to write because I feel as though I’ve outgrown this space. I’m like a butterfly that is still bound up in a cocoon trying desperately to break free.
I needed a fresh start for this new me. I needed a clean slate, a new space to explore my writing.
So I’m absolutely delighted to finally share my new blog with you… meganhallier.com
In this new space I’ll be posting about living intentionally, building relationships and finding encouragement for everyday life. It’s going to be a little different to what I wrote here. I feel like I was only scratching the surface with this blog and in my new space I want to go deeper.
This blog will be a space for the lost, lonely and heartbroken (i.e. everyone.) All will be welcome here. It will be for those who are worn out, confused and needing a reminder that they are not alone.
I’m going to share sunshine, hope and joy but I will not shy away from the reality of the storms in our lives either.
Rather, I will continually search for beauty in all seasons and delight in the most ordinary of circumstances.
I hope that you will follow along with me and that you will inspired, encouraged and uplifted by my words.
Thank you for your support over the past few years. Behind every comment, like and page view is a person…and YOU are what matter most to me. I appreciate you more than you will ever know.
I’d also like to take a second to thank my beautiful friend Bria who did all the design work on the new blog. She’s just launched her graphic and blog design services and I was privileged enough to be one of her very first clients. Bria was an absolute dream to work with and I highly recommend her services!
Now there is nothing more to say except goodbye Apron strings and sticky fingers…hello Megan Hallier.
It’s been real. x
P.S. Check out my first two posts: