When I first posted on my facebook/twitter/instagram that I had this blog, I got questions from some friends. All of it boiled down to one: "Why?"
At first, I couldn't answer. I didn't want to say that I was bored, and I needed something to fill my time up. Which wasn't the truth. Because, if you know me, my life is nothing but busy, busy, busy...
And I think that's why this blog, this place, came up as a option. Earlier, in my very first post, I had said that this was a spur of the moment thing. And it was. I didn't sit down and plan this out months in advance. I was sitting on my bed, like I am now, reading one of my favorite blogs, Jumpers and Jasmine, and I thought "This is what I need."
I needed something to escape to when my life became too hectic, when friends and family was breathing down my neck. I absolutely love to write, like LOVE, to. Besides photography, it's passion. Which is why I feel like this makes such a good combination for me. I get to take photos, and write.
But back to Jumpers and Jasmine, which is the reason why I wanted to blog... Well I guess the writer behind it was the reason as well. Alyssa Campanella is the voice behind Jumpers and Jasmine, and she is an amazing writer, or at least from my perspective. Now before anyone assumes anything; No, I don't know her. No, she doesn't me except as the girl who tweeted her and commented on her instagram post, which she will probably forget about. I am not getting anything out of this, I am just telling my admiration (a.k.a. fan-girling) for her. She posts fashion, food, travel, beauty and lifestyle tips and such. She has a killer closet (that I wish I could afford), her recipes are to die for (that Decadent Hot Chocolate was my lifesaver), her beauty tips are amazing (I mean who wouldn't want them from a Former Miss USA), and her travel diaries are perfect (Seeing as how I don't have the funds to go to the places, I can see all the beauty through them). If you're looking for any of these, her site is definitely the place to check out!
Back to Sweet Tea & Storms though... What I write will be honest, truthful, but most importantly fun... Or at least I hope it will be. I can't promise that you'll agree with my fashion sense (grew up a tom-boy, so still getting used to the whole girly girl thing), or you'll enjoy my travels (that are far and few between), but I do hope that you enjoy what you read, and maybe, one day, this blog will help someone realize their passion.
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."