As Of Late | No. 05
Habitual She is 2!
It was two years ago when I started my blog, ‘Habitual She’ as sort of an online portfolio as well as a place to bring all of my creative passions to one platform to see how they could all work together. Most of my fully developed speaking life, I have been growing my creative passions from capturing images on film (thanks to my mom and grandparents), to having an attuned taste of music and pitch discrimination (thanks to my dad), to appreciating the influence that diverse cultures have on my personality, my style and how I create space in my home.(thanks to growing up in south Louisiana and being half Cajun). On my own, I’ve nearly always loved conceptualizing and creating, collecting magazines, tearing out pages and layering images, to endless home re-arranging with my mom and sister, garage sales, estate sales and more estate sales. (We are known for stopping to pick up road-side unwanted furniture to take home and renovate) From there, I continued developing my creativity when I moved to Sydney, Australia for a year when I was 22. This experience was when I felt another light come alive within me. Sydney is such a unique beach/metropolitan/lush/chill/health conscious city that gave me a glimpse into what kind of lifestyle I wanted to develop for myself. The year ended, and I moved back to Louisiana to pursue my Interior Design degree and where I pursued makeup artistry. Fast forward 5ish years, got an amazing internship in Dallas, Tx, got married a year later, and moved to San Diego. Why San Diego? (I’m asked often) My husband proposed to me here and within the first 48 hours, I knew that it was a place I had to live. (it reminded me of Sydney a bit..lol) Moving our whole lives was so exciting and brought it’s challenges but here I am 3 years later and it has been one of the most fulfilling decisions me and my husband have made together.
Habitual She; what started as an elaborate vision board, has evolved into a platform of creativity that has allowed me to share my vision of culturally-influenced/west coast stylish living and given me the opportunity and courage to work with other creatives giving design ideas and direction.
In my toast to me on my blog’s 2nd year, I leave you with this: “I ode my formation to Louisiana and my progress to California. May you stay forever true.”