I've been thinking about doing this for quite sometime now. It's most definitely been something I've really had to think about very seriously & kind of just let my brain slowly begin to accept. I've changed, I'm no longer the 20-something year old that started this blog. I no longer know/have the energy/ time to keep up with everything that's happening in the fashion world & quite frankly I don't want to.
Since becoming a mother, a lot of things have changed in my life & by a lot I mean tons (I listed a few things up top). I also don't feel like I relate to any young thang not because I'm not young but we kinda speak a different fashion language now. Don't get me wrong, I still love & will always love fashion but now I seek comfort over what's in over the last 8 months alone I've bought 3 or four pairs of sneakers. WHy? Cause they're comfy. I just don't feel like the same person I was back in 2009. I guess that's part of growing up isn't it? & accepting that realisation has made me both a bit sad for my past life & surprisingly content & open for what's about to happen with this new one. I feel like a fresh high school graduate (with tons more responsibility of course) & anxiously awaiting the next thing that will shape this new part of my life. Being in this limbo phase has been really tough on my self-esteem but I feel like I'm working my way through it & bits of this new reality will start to piece itself together.
For everyone that has supported me & been a part of my journey THANK YOU OH SO MUCH for being there for me & this blog. I don't think I could have made it or that this blog could have survived for as long as it did without you. To my lovely husband, thank you for being you & putting up with me reading out my posts & for editing them despite drowning in your own work. To my beautiful family, & sexy friends (you all know who you are) you guys inspire me every day I thank you for being my constant muses. To my munchkin Badoori, I love you & thank you for making me grow up. To Beedo, for telling me to come full circle by actually letting go of this blog. I only gots love for you!
& finally to my former blogger self, Pretty Fashion Forward, thank you for giving me an outlet to express myself. I now set you free to make room for the new me (cheesy but OH SO TRUE).
Stay tuned, not sure for what but I'll let y'all know when I do!
Follow me on my new/old account: aysha_mattar (nothing's better than being & accepting yourself me thinks).
Lots of love, hugs, lollipops to you all,