Why I Won't Call Myself a Blogger
Neither will I call myself an expert.
And before we get into semantics, yes you are reading this on a "blog" and yes I did post this under my "blog section" Can't call me a hypocrite if I call myself out on it first. Lol..
The title "blogger" is something I have struggled with for a very long time. Not because of the overly saturated industry of bloggers, but because I know I bring more than just a blog. As I free write this post, I wonder of how many others feel the way I do.. or are thinking, "What is Bibi talking about, I always thought she was a blogger.." Lol
In no way is being a blogger a bad thing, but I can't help but feel some of its limitations. And before I go any further, I have to stop and thank the Fashion Industry for all of this. This is the industry that pushed me to always be MORE.
The fashion industry forced me to think outside the box, taught me to cut down my hours of sleep each night, and most importantly it reassured me that it is okay for a marriage not to be at the top of my priority list. To the industry that has embraced my flaws, has never once questioned my work ethic, and has allowed me be the best version of me, please know, I love you.
This is the third time my blog has been revamped, and it finally feels like ME. I went from "Memoirs of a Fashion Addict" to "The Urban Kate" and now I am at a place of authenticity. My self titled Biannette is special to me in ways you might not understand. Biannette is a name very close to my heart. However, it's a name I have hidden the majority of my life. Hardly anyone addresses me by it.. My professors, my employers, my friends, and my family all just call me Bibi. (and that's okay..)
But introducing a site under my actual name is...liberating.
It is my way to finally showing you who I am. Because I am more than a blogger. I am a Creative, a Visionary, a Freelancer, a Full Timer, but above all, I am Biannette.
I graduated from college over a year ago, but I will forever remain a student. I am ever-changing, ever growing, and I will never stop learning. In fact, the many teachers in my life are full time bloggers and creatives themselves. And to say the least, they are some of the most bad-ass people I have ever met.
My best friend is a free spirit, a writer, and she is most genuine person I know. In an industry where we're all exhaustingly aiming for the top, she reminds me to just do me. Sometimes, when we're placed in an environment like this one, it's easy to lose yourself. We're looking to the next person for validation and admiration. All while compromising who we really are.
Honestly, I just want to create and I just want to work. I appreciate Geri for always reminding me of that. Because yes, sometimes you slip up and forget why you started this whole thing.
When life throws me hard balls, this site is my outlet. This is a place where I come to admire my own accomplishments, whether they are big or small. This is a place where I am reminded of all the hard work I have put in the last few years and all the hard that is still left to push through.
I will never stop working. I will always create, I will always shoot, and I will always embrace me. I will never take for granted where my site and my accomplishments have taken me.
So to not offend anyone who's a full time blogger, please remember this post is not about you. This is a post explaining that I can and WILL bring more to the table. I will not go through life limiting myself.
When I meet you for the first time, "blogger" will not be the word I use to introduce myself.
So. Hi, my name is Biannette and this is everything I do. Welcome to my site.