I know I’ve been away for a while.. but I’m so glad to see you! I hope you’re doing well.
I haven’t really posted for what.. two years? Yikes, that’s a pretty long time. And I left you on a cliffhanger with Gabe’s promposal to Jess. Sorry about that!
A lot has changed since I left! I went through some really hard times. But also, lots of good things happened. I’ve grown and changed. I bet you have too.
Through everything that happened between those two years (and a half?), I realized that American Girl still means a lot to me. Sure, the company itself may not be the same as it once was, and I may not be a huge fan of the direction they go in sometimes, but I *love* the American Girl I grew up with. The historical characters and their stories, InnerstarU, the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, especially, are my favorite. American Girl helped me become who I am today, and to me, that’s not an exaggeration.
Because of my love for American Girl, and this blog, I was able to learn photography, which turned into sewing, which turned into drawing. Then I tried my hand at graphic design.. and now I work full time in marketing. I guess I’m truly an adult now, haha.
Anyways, what I’m trying to say is, my love for American Girl isn’t dependent on the company itself and what it puts out, but the good memories I’ve had, friendships I’ve made, and skills I’ve learned during my time as an American Girl enthusiast. I believe I will always have a deep love for the brand and the stories they tell. So while I can’t promise I’ll be back blogging like I once was, I hope to put out a couple posts here and there when I have the time and motivation, and celebrate the dolls that brought us together. They’re pretty great.
Enough about me.. What have you been up? Have you tried anything new recently? I’d love to know and chat with you in the comments!