This was a long time in the making. When I first started a blog back in 2011, the name of it was completely different. Since then, I’ve changed my blog name/domain three times. This will be the fourth (and hopefully the last) time I do so. Indecisiveness at its finest! Actually, I prefer to look at it as a tracking of my growth. It’s interesting to see how my interests have changed with time and I finally feel that, after drifting from name to name, I landed on solid footing at last.
When I first came up with “chocolatea” I loved it immediately. I loved the play on words it created (chocolate + tea = chocolatea!). I loved the play on sound when said out loud (chocolatea sounds like ‘chocolatey’). I loved how the word represented two (of many!) true happiness-inducing things in my life. I loved how the word simply represented me down to my roots.
This still rings true today, and I want to maintain that aspect in my blog. This time around, I wanted a simple title that created almost a second identity for me. A name to complement “Irina” if you will.
Enter “Miss Irina”. As I start my 25th year of life, I’m more than ready to establish a solid identity for myself. I no longer want to hide behind a name that, although has significant meaning, quite simply won’t grow with me. At this point in life I only want to be me myself and I. Defining myself as a “Miss” or “Ms.” may sound silly and old-fashioned to some, but I identify well with it. In fact, I love it!
I’ve been working on the new blog design since November, and it’s turned into quite the obsession once I installed Photoshop. ‘Miss Irina’ or ‘Ms. Irina’ embraces simplicity with a calm color scheme that represents me at heart. It’s still a work in progress but bear with me while I make all the necessary updates and changes.
I hope that you all will join me on my journey. As I slowly start to narrow my identity down to who I truly am, it’s only appropriate that my blog follows suite. Rest assured that the content won’t change much, but it certainly will be improved. I have big plans for this site! Be prepared for plenty of recipes, DIY crafts, beauty tips, running adventures, way too many Photoshop boards, chronicles of my new life in New York, and significantly more structured posting. While I hate categorizing myself and my blog as anything, I guess it’s safe to say that this will be a lifestyle blog of sorts.
I am so excited to finally go-live with my new and improved site:
Please follow along!