The Same, But Different

It's been a while since I last sat down to write to you all, but nonetheless here I am again. If you come here often, then I guess you've probably noticed that a few things have changed around here. After talking about it for far too long, I've finally revamped my blog! "Sadhbhers" is now a lot more responsive on mobile, and on web I've added a few new features, like my quote of the month on the home page. Like I said, the change has been a long time coming, and I hope you love my new layout as much as I do!

I set up my blog, "Sadhbhers" way back when I was 16, in Transition Year of Secondary School. I adored reading, writing and creating, so the concept of setting up my own blog was so exciting. I could finally create a platform that would allow me to share all my thoughts (fashion and otherwise), with pretty much anyone and everyone that was interested. I still remember my first blog post. A guide on how to wear the Nautical Trend (I swear it was a thing at the time). I was so proud when the post went live, and I'm so lucky that that feeling hasn't quite worn off yet.

Even though the excitement of blogging hasn't quite changed over the past four years, a lot has. I've found my feet, my voice and myself. I've grown so much, and it's so exciting to see my blog grow with me. I feel like I never notice how much life has changed until I'm back in a place I haven't been for a while. When I was younger, I absolutely adored Fota Island Wildlife Park (my personal favourite animals being the meerkats, the lemurs and occasionally the ostriches), so when Eoin suggested we pay a trip to the wildlife park, I was so excited. It had been so long since I had last been there.

As you can tell, the same novelty of visiting the park as a child hadn't worn off, but it was so unusual to see how much everything had changed since I had last been there. From the pizza stall and the coffee stands to all the new animals and everything in between. Everything was the same, but different. What once seemed like the longest walk in the world was suddenly shorter than I expected (go me for reaching 5'8"), and all the animals that seemed colossal didn't look so big after all. It's interesting how much your perception of things changes over time. 

While a lot can change, I think it's so important to hold onto the thing you want to stay the same. Growing up doesn't have to mean growing out of all the things you used to love. It just means that some things have changed. Just because you're no longer 10, racing to see your favourite animals doesn't mean you don't have to be excited by them. It doesn't mean you can't feed the birds, or go for pizza, or ask the age old question "are zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?" The extent of how you choose to change, and how much you choose to grow up depends on you. Happiness is a childish heart, no matter how old you are. 

And so I guess I've come full circle. While I've grown and changed so much over the past few years, and my blog continues to grow and change with me, you can rest assured that "Sadhbhers" will always hold those same values I started out with. It's still the same, just different. 

Until next time,

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