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I like coffee. But not too often and not the strong kind. But love to sit down and have a little chat over coffee. It’s kind of nice, don’t you think? So I was thinking, I should always have a cup of coffee on the side while writing a new blog post but I then realized that I may have actually done just that every time I wrote a post! So I decided to make an illustration of it for my blog. It looks like this! 

I can’t believe that I ended up not blogging for a long while. I can’t remember the reason why I stopped at the time. But recently I updated my twitter bio and wrote “ [...] I do blog posts when I feel like it [...] “ made me realize how true that was. I guess that’s just me. I started blogging for many reasons and it’s not for show. I’ve always wanted my blog to be a place where I can visit myself and feel better. Meaning it’s supposed to be something positive, right?
 

Wrong.

 

My blog isn’t meant for positive things… It’s more than that. I am supposed to be true to myself and let everything out there. Even though others are visiting my blog. I ain’t here to serve but to share. And whoever do visit has a choice of liking it or not. At the end of the day I am only human who goes through good and bad things. And I believe that I am not the only one. It’s time for me to be more honest specially to myself.

 

Things may get more sensitive as it gets more personal. But this blog is my therapy. It’s not a place for anyone to judge how I feel, or what I do with my life. But feel free to comment whatever you wish. Even if it’s negative ~ I’ll take it as your way to express how you feel/think and even accept it.

 

Moving on. I’m gonna blog when I do feel like it. I appreciate the viewers that has been visiting even while I’ve been absent ~ warm hugs for you sweeties!

I’ve recently started making designs for Lizel. I continue whenever we are on the phone together. In the meantime, I’m working on my own things. I don’t think it will take long until my next post but I have already planned a bit for that so I believe it will be really soon. 

 
 

Explaining what happened..

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6 months has passed before I recently started blogging again. Here I'll be trying to explain what happened and why I wasn't able to blog.

Long story short I was under a lot of stress and my laptop was extremely slow and made it almost impossible for me to edit a set of photographs. I would fall asleep in front of my laptop just waiting for things to work faster or just work period. So one day I wanted to clean up everything hoping that it would help make things better. But when it was time to update my laptop it completely died. Luckily a neighbor who has also become a friend to me (I don't know if should mention his name so I'll just skip it) was awesome enough to help and somehow fix my laptop. I didn't think it was possible to fix that problem so I am very grateful for his help. The only problem was that I didn't have my adobe programs at the time so I was still not able to edit and do illustrations.

For Christmas, I finally got a new laptop and about a month later I also got all my adobe programs back. I was probably the luckiest person at the time. Well, that's how I felt.

So that is basically the main reason why I didn't blog during a very long period and also I've kept myself busy a bit before I got back to blogging.


Welcome to my blog & happy fresh start!

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I have finally come to a point where I decided to do what I always wanted. I mean, I have always been happy with "Carol Gabriel" because it is actually my name (Gabriel is my middle name) but it didn't really fit in with how I wanted to identify myself. Blomarv is my actual last name and I am proud of it. I have nothing bad to say about my last name. The only reason I avoided using it as usernames and such is because my friends always had a hard time saying it in the right way. Most of them say "Blomma...?" (meaning flower, in Swedish). And so I was afraid of changing from Gabriel to Blomarv because I felt like people got used to it. Some of them didn't even know that Gabriel ISN'T my last name! 
 
I still love my middle name and I will forever have that name, just not for the web. It's so hard to create a name for yourself nowadays with all the social media without it having to be already taken.
Just for me personally, if I choose to have the same username for ALL my social media to be like "CarolGabriel", does NOT mean that I want one of my social usernames to have a dot or underscore and maybe another with numbers. NOOOO! It honestly makes me feel so irritated, especially when the username I want is not just taken but also UNused!!
Except for my last name being unique like super unique that it's probably just me, my siblings and my dad (incl. his relatives, I guess) are the only ones who has that name, I am glad that I can finally use it and letting people know that this is still me. There is only ONE of me which makes me happy that ain't no other Carol Blomarv out there who'd be using my name! OK so that was little dramatic, but honestly, I've had a hard time writing this post without being a little dramatic. I had to do some clean-ups in this text before getting ready to publish haha.  

 

Oh, and why did I create this new blog? I honestly didn't want to do that even if I wanted to start fresh but it was the only way because the host that I am using (blogg.se) doesn't allow URL changing so I simply had to create a new one. You may visit my old blog if you want, it's www.CarolGabriel.blogg.se

 

❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ Thank you to those who still supports me! Love y'all ❤︎ ❤︎ 

I have so many plans for this blog now that I finally feel free to start without feeling that something isn't right.

This blog has a similar design to my previous blog, although I already made a few changes before publishing this blog. The content size is 20% larger which I've always wanted to do so I am very happy that I got that done too. As you can see, I have written down lists of, ideas, projects etc. Oh and even started working on a website, which is almost done. A lot of progress has been done behind this blog during the holiday and that can be a reason for a lack of blog posts this first month.

 

Just so you all know, the EXACT time and date of this blog post are the actual time and date of the birth of this blog haha. 

I will be uploading a couple of my latest post from my old blog in this blog too, so don't get confused when seeing that they are actually older dated posts on this blog (because I just changed it to the same time and date as the original).

 

I hope that you're not getting too confused now. I am kind of starting to so, let's end this post on a happy note :)

I am very thankful that you visited my blog and even more to those who used to visit my previous blog! I am super thankful to all of you, and I can't wait to see what 2016 has to offer.

❤︎ I wish you all love, more blessings, great memories & a happy happy happy new year!!!!

 

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You can now connect with me through:

Twitter & Instagram: @CarolBlomarv

Facebook.com/CarolBlomarv

Email: CarolBlomarv@gmail.com

 

BTW... doesn't it look fresh? Comment down below what you think :)