Hello dearest lovely readers and fellow bloggers.
*** Spoiler alert: This post is a slushy one....***
This is my last post on The Cherry Blog (sob) I'm not leaving blogland forever as I already have a shiny new one over here - and I would LOVE you to join me on Nicki's Notebook, but five years on The Cherry Blog has naturally come to a finish.
You may wonder why ending a blog is an emotional thing, its just words on a website right? Well, yes, but its also the longest diary I have ever kept of my own life.
This blog began in 2008 when I was in a very black hole and needed something, anything to pull me out of it. Blogging was lesser known back then, and I thought it seemed like a nice way to think out loud, be creative and make new connections along the way.
Boy did it do just that!
It got me outside on frosty mornings taking photos again. It got me writing once more. It got me a job in marketing. It got my confident back, to set up an online vintage shop. It got me guest writing for blogs in America. It got me sent first class to Brussels, for free, just to celebrate blogging. It made my online shop take off that I quit my job and opened an ACTUAL boutique on the high street. I, the once young intern, became the BOSS! I got so busy I lost sight of my lovely little blog and now I know its time to move on.
Scrolling back throught the archive I honestly can't believe the changes this blog has captured. I have had my heart broken, and admittedly broken a few hearts along the way. I have met family in America I had never seen. I have lost loved ones to cruel cancer and felt so lost. I have made remarkable new friends and been on adventures, and drifted from others. Three tattoos, one car crash, five relationships, ten house moves and one vintage business later and here I am.
* cue slow-mo movie montage moment*
The Cherry Closet vintage will now be trading under my shop brand 'What Alice Found' - its all the same lovely stock just leaving the cherry behind.
Much love xxxxx