Hey babes! I am back from a long break from blogging. I felt like this was a great time to reintroduce myself, explain my disappearance and further explain why I had to come back to blogging!
Who am I?
I am Jenny, the face behind “That Broke Blonde”. I started this blog over a year ago after following countless bloggers. All of these bloggers seemed to have the dream life, a husband who supported them in their blogging career and in their shopping habits. While at the time, I did have a great boyfriend who supported my blog idea, to the point that he was my constant blog photographer, I did not have an endless flow of time and money to spend at Nordstrom and growing my blog. I worked several jobs at once just to scrape by living paycheck to paycheck. What I did have, along with my free photographer, was a large wardrobe I acquired through knowing where to get great deals. That is where the idea of “That Broke Blonde” came from. The point being, I was (and still am) broke, but I wanted to share my amazing finds with girls to show them you can dress trendy while still not breaking the bank. You don’t have to have the blogger life in order to dress like it. That’s not to say I didn’t splurge from time to time, but in general I am quite frugal. I am a very brand loyal person, so the brands I do spend more money on, have proven they deserve my loyalty!
Why did I leave?
I left the blogging community mid October of 2017. My photographer (boyfriend) and I were on two different planets when it came to our jobs and our time off. Not being able to find time to take photos makes blogging pretty difficult. This wasn’t the only reason, however. I also had a lot going on in my personal life. Things I don’t necessarily want to share quite yet, but I did not want to hop on instagram or write blog posts about being happy if it simply was not true. That didn’t seem fair to my followers or to myself. Between then and now I was constantly reminded of my blog and the community I left behind. Long story short, that leads us to now.
Why am I back?
As I mentioned, I was constantly reminded of the blogging community I left behind. I was still getting messages on instagram and emails to collaborate with brands. For a long time I was not in the mental space to even consider bringing my blog back to life. After discussing the idea of maybe starting a blog with a couple of girlfriends (and it totally falling through) I found myself thinking about it more and more. Not only did I miss sharing all of my fashion finds and recipes, I also missed the community itself. Before blogging, I was not a girls girl. I trended toward having more guy friends than girlfriends and I had been that way as long as I could remember. In high school I was the girl who wore boys clothes and hung out with the boys. Often, girls would befriend me because they knew I would be a nice connection to the boys they wanted to “date”. Once they got the guy, I was put on the back burner. That isn’t to say that I didn’t have any girlfriends. I can remember a handful who I truly cared for, but no girlfriend relationship in the first 20 years of my life felt overly real. When I entered into this blogging community I was welcomed with open arms. So many positive and supportive women all in one place! It blew my mind, was I really turning into a girls girl?! From my followers to other blogger babes, everyone always made me feel so uplifted and positive. Why did I leave such an amazingly supportive community of women when I was feeling down? I will never know or understand that decision, but the important thing is, I am back!
What is in store for That Broke Blonde?
I have so many fun things in the works for you all! I have a project I am working on along side my blog, I have a few collaborations already lined up, I am adding a photography page to my blog (don’t get too excited, I’m not great), and I have so many other fun ideas I am going to make happen and I could not do all of this without all of the love and support from each and every one of you!
I missed a lot while I was gone, so send me a message or comment on this post and fill me in on all the fun that I missed!