Have you ever felt so compelled to do something in your life, but had absolutely no idea why or where to go from that moment? I certainly have! And it was that gut feeling, that little voice nudging me that became the foundation for bringing The Charming Collective to life.
The decision to start this blog came a few months ago when I was attempting to transfer blog platforms and my original blog crashed and burned so badly that I couldn’t recover any of my content.
At the time, I was so devastated. I had worked so hard on that blog and a task that should have been pretty simple turned into an absolute nightmare. For a good week or two, I attempted to connect my old domain to different platforms just to start over. However, nothing I tried was working. And I realized that the time had come for me to have to start from scratch.
The interesting thing about this is that a few weeks before all of this went down, I felt compelled to purchase two domain names that popped into my head that I thought I might use in the future. So when the time came to start a new blog, instead of purchasing a brand new domain, I decided to choose between the two that I had already purchased, one of which was thecharmingcollective.com
At the time, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with it. I wasn’t quite sure how it fit into the bigger picture of what I wanted to share with the world. But for some reason, I knew I was meant to choose that domain. I continued to tell myself that God and the Universe work in mysterious ways and trusted that for some reason, this was all a part of a bigger plan to make an impact on the lives of others.
It took me a while to figure out exactly what the purpose of this blog was going to be. In fact, I spent so much time wracking my brain trying to come up with a plan that I almost didn’t start it at all 😉 So many questions were going through my mind at the time, “Do I share the same content I shared on my last blog? Do I make it a collection of information on all the things I love?” And for a while, that’s exactly what I did. I shared a mix of randomness from photography sessions that I had done, to dessert recipes, to fashion, to random personal posts.
But something still didn’t feel right. Something didn’t feel totally authentic to me and what I was meant to share with the world. And for a while, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what that was.
So to receive my answer, I turned to meditation. I turned to prayer. I turned to personal development and I turned to my crystals. And slowly but surely, I started feeling like I had a direction. And one day, it was as if it hit me over the head and the purpose of my blog became so crystal clear:
Teach people what you know. Take people on the physical, mental and spiritual journey that you are on. Share the information that you are learning to help transform your life so that they too, can transform theirs.
So I literally went ahead and cleared out all of the content that didn’t serve that purpose and started fresh. And thus, The Charming Collective was born.
And thus, The Charming Collective was born.
My goal for this blog is to be of service and inspiration to as many women as possible to live their best life, mind, body, and soul, while doing the things that continue to light their soul on fire. It will be a place for others to learn about things like the power of meditation, crystals, personal growth resources, and healthy living, with a little bit of fashion and a lot of transparency and honesty about my own journey in hopes that my experiences can help others along the way.
I am so thrilled to start sharing content with you and cannot wait to connect soon! For now, you can check out a wonderful guest blog post by my friend and Plant Based Mama, Haley Addis: A Beginner’s Guide To Plant Based Eating. And stay tuned for a new blog post coming soon!