Today marks one year from my very first post here on Style by Santina. Can you believe it? In some ways it’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year but at the same time it’s almost like I can’t remember a time without the blog. For the first few months I remember thinking “no one other than my friends is ever going to read this”. I was wrong. Then, I remember thinking “everyone is going to stop reading my blog once I move to Mexico”. I was wrong once again. And while I hate being wrong (it’s so rare that I am), I couldn't be happier that I was.
What a year it’s been! You all must think I’m much more of an interesting person than I actually am. Just two months into blogging I announced that I was packing up all my favorite clothes and moving to Mexico. Despite a rocky start, it’s been quite the ride, and it’s interesting that the blog’s one year anniversary coincides with an end to my time here within just a few days. It’s definitely a time of new beginnings in so many ways: a new city, a new job, a new addition to my furry family (Sombrita, the Mexican cat who adopted us), and new friends, not to mention new shoes, clothes and handbags (who’s excited to shop again?).
But, before I raise my Pacifico to year two of Style by Santina, I want to thank all of you. Thank you for reading and commenting and inspiring me to go on when I’ve wanted to call it quits. And, to the people who have worked so hard on this blog, snapping pics and trying to make someone as awkward as me look less so – Ben and Erin, I can’t thank you enough. I definitely could not have done this without you…oh, and thanks in advance for your help in year two!