So as I’ve mentioned in these last few posts, I’m moving to San Pedro Belize, and I thought I should probably give you a little background. The biggest question I get when I say that I’m moving to Belize is, “Why?” To which I relply: “I don’t understand the question.” Just kidding, I politely tell them that since my boyfriend and I can work from anywhere, and we both despise winter, yet share a love tropical islands, it seemed like a good fit.
My boyfriend and I actually decided last year that we would move. Earlier this year we searched for a place to live from February until April with no luck. We decided to come back to our search at the end of summer. This time, it was a lot easier. Within a week we’d found an amazing place that would allow our dog. And that was it. We signed a lease, paid our deposit, and bought our one way tickets.
A couple years ago, we went together for vacation (though he lived there for a year before we started dating) and I fell in love with the place. We realized that we needed to live there. It’s felt like a dream up until now. Now it feels like a dream come true. There’s a lot of hard work to do before we leave, so please forgive the silence around here until we get settled. October 5th is our moving date, and it will probably be heavy in Instagram photos which you can follow along here!
Right before we finalized our plans to move to Belize, everything was finally coming together with this blog. Slowly over the past year and a half, it’s evolved from a fashion & diy blog to a business and design blog. I’ve definitely found what I love writing about. Writing about business, marketing, and blogging is where I think my voice comes to life in a way that can help others.
I started a few new columns, with plans to update regularly and share everything I can with you. All my passions, my mistakes, my lame jokes. And now, I feel as if everything’s changed.
But really, what has changed? My jokes are still lame. I’m still going to write about blogging, business, and design. I’ll just be leaving this place (EyesOfStyle and Ohio) to work on The Blog Loft (In Belize). It feels really scary- but it also feels really right. After building this blog (not to mention my design business) from Eyes Of Style, I’m now starting a whole new adventure with The Blog Loft. It’s a project that I’ve poured everything to. It’s like I took my brain and completely dumped it into this one thing. (Doesn’t that last phrase just make you wanna sign right up!) Come on down to Margo’s brain dump project! No, seriously though, you can click here to sign up for our launch date reminder.
Sept. 22nd is the launch date, and I’m ready but I’m also suffering from a very real, and very intense fear that it will fail. Hard. And that would suck. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in business for myself, is to let that fear come, and then kindly ask it to leave. Sometimes writing about it really helps. As creatives, we all go through the process of being struck like lightening by that fear before we put ourselves out there and say, “Hey world, I’ve done something awesome! Care please!”
For now, I’m busy with packing up my house, selling my car, working on The Blog Loft, and getting my dog ready for the move. So I hope you’ll join me on this journey over the next few weeks as I watch my new future unfold. You can follow my progress on Twitter & Instagram , and come Sept. 22nd you’ll be able to become a member of The Blog Loft’s community forums. I can’t wait to see you there!