Well the obvious answer is with cake! I love cake – I would choose it over chocolate, crisps and even wine. I think a cake is just such a symbol of celebration. It always makes me feel festive, as well as being delicious and deeply satisfying.
I am lucky enough to be friends with a master baker and decorator and when I asked if Aine from The Cake Emporium would make me a birthday cake for my blog she didn’t even blink an eye and as a reader of my blog she didn’t need a brief either.
I was truly delighted and jumping up and down like a three-year old myself when the cake arrived complete with crown!
Why did I start my blog three years ago?
Three years ago I was 50 and coming out of quite a dark place. I still had a lot going on health wise (and still do to tell the truth). I had learnt that it was important to maintain your dignity and to always wear your invisible crown no matter what.
The blog theme is to be fabulous despite the curveballs that life throws at us. And what better way that to place that crown firmly on your head and know your own value.
The blog posts were I wrote about this concept were some of the first posts that got me noticed and is still some of my favourites.
Telling my stories
I have struggled with my weight my whole life, despite dieting for most of it. One day I sat down and wrote the story of how I gave up dieting. It was early on in my blogging journey and I remember being amazed as the views on the blog increased and increased and the reactions came in. People direct messaged me, they engaged and told me their own stories.
I think that at this point I realised the true joy of blogging. It is about creating tribe and a community. Creating a conversation with people all around the world.
Finding balance and more
My long-awaited book (it is coming out soon) is all about how I have changed my life one word at a time. The first posts I wrote about this related to balance and how by choosing to focus on this word I had started the avalanche of change that would filter through my life. Again I was truly humbled by the response.
Moving from South Africa to Ireland
A personal blog is all about sharing stories of my life. Stories and experiences that I hope other people can relate to. My all time most read blog post is about my move from South Africa to Ireland. It is read almost every day and I have communicated with so many people who are in the process of making a big move. By simply writing a story about one woman and her move to Ireland I have been blessed to meet so many people.
Fashion, Beauty and Confidence
I have written many posts. Perhaps I should count them. I have touched on many subjects from fashion to beauty, food to travel and of course health. The common denominator in everything my blog stands for is confidence to be authentic. I really believe that we all come across so many curveballs in life, it is our choice though to choose to be fabulous despite whatever tries to knock us down.
So I wear my crown and try to be fabulous.
As I celebrate my third blog birthday I want to thank you so much for reading my posts, for sending me messages and for sharing my journey.
P.S A few exciting changes coming very soon.