A Fond Farewell…

In April of 2009 I began a blog, with little intention and no real expectation of it leading to anything.

 

I named it ‘Yours Truly’ after an inscription I found on a flea market photograph and regularly wrote entries on things which sparked my interest. Over the years the blog became an online journal of sorts, as I shared not only my sartorial evolution, but my friendships, hardships and moments of joy.
Through my blog I was fortunate enough to attend events and meet like-minded individuals – I’ve been delighted to befriend some fellow bloggers along the way.

 

I’m happy with everything that has come with Yours Truly, but it would be disingenuous of me to say that my heart is still in it.

 

A few weeks ago, toothbrush in hand and still dressed in my pyjamas, I had an epiphany of sorts.

 

The other ‘sideline’ creative projects that I had been doing throughout this year had gradually become much more important to me. I wanted to invest more time into being behind a camera, working with others and writing with a wider scope than just my own musings.
I increasingly found ‘outfit’ photos an uncomfortable, forced activity.
I craved not being ‘the face’ of my own creativity. I wanted to photograph others, develop my skills in film photography, listen to other peoples stories, and collaborate on design projects.
Essentially I think I outgrew my blog.

So, I have decided that for now – which is an unknown amount of time – I won’t be blogging here on Yours Truly.

I will continue my instagram (yeah…Like I could just give that up!) and any news I have regarding my future creative endeavours will be shared there and through my twitter.

And now the hardest bit to write – because I want you all to know how utterly sincere I am when I say this!

I just want to genuinely thank everyone who stopped by, read, or has enjoyed Yours Truly. Your comments and emails have always been a complete joy to me. I loved hearing your thoughts and encouragements. It was a pleasure meeting people in the street who knew me through my blog. I loved your appreciation for my style-experiments (some of which I wish there wasn’t photographic evidence for!)

I also want to thank all the people who have helped with the blog over the years – patiently taking photos of me in front of grotty walls, and understanding my ‘necessity’ to document every…last…thing…!

You guys are gonna be the bit about blogging that I miss the most, so I hope that wherever my next creative venture takes me, you guys come along for the ride.

Be happy, be healthy and wear whatever makes you feel good.

Love Kerry x

Ps. It’s not you, it’s me 😉

>> By the way, let’s visit my friend’s new blog about car seat & stroller combo for baby. Thank you!

 

24 COMMENTS:

  1. OMG WHY? We’ll miss you, sweetie! Thanks for everything.

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  2. I’ve checked here every day since 2010 when I discovered you. You will be missed. X

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  3. I’ll miss your blog but I’ll continue to love everything you post on Instagram! <3 good luck with all your projects!

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  4. Aw, this makes me so sad!! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites, I’ll miss your posts so much!

    I’m sure whatever you work on in the future will be super awesome and I hope you have oodles of luck and good fortune in whatever you do <3 I’ll miss this blog so much though, ahh!

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  5. I absolutely love this blog, but I’m happy you have new projects! Your creativity has inspired me a lot and I can’t wait for your next thing 😀 Good luck!

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  6. Aww, I’m definitely bummed, but I think we’ve all seen it coming. It seems like a natural progression for you and I wish you luck and happiness, Kerry! Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂 xo

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  7. I’ll still see you in real life blondie 😉

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  8. Aw, Kerry, I will miss reading your blog and seeing your lovely outfits! But I hope you find lots of joy doing what you love to do! Good for you, in realizing you’re ready to move on. Don’t feel guilty for it. You’ve posted so many beautiful things, and while I didn’t always comment, I have read and enjoyed everything for years! I’ll be following along on Instagram. <3
    Best of luck!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  9. I don’t remember how I happened upon your blog so many years ago, but I’m so glad I did! Your thoughtful posts and beautiful photos have always been a constant source of inspiration. It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to see these little glimpses into your life and I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors!

    <3 Mary

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  10. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog over the years, so I’m sad to see you go, but I wish you all the best for your future endeavours! 🙂

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  11. NOOO KERRY I’M GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH :(((

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  12. We all grow up and change in so many ways; it’s so interesting to see all the little turns we make in our life paths! Like everyone else, I just wanted to say thank you, Kerry, for letting us have a little peek into your life via your blog. It’s been fun following along and seeing and reading all you have had to share. I’ll definitely miss checking back here at Yours Truly wondering if there’s been a new post, but I know that it’s time for you to move on to bigger and better things.
    Best of luck in all your future endeavors and I’ll be sure to follow along on all your endeavors! 😀

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  13. I’m going to miss you, but I understand that you wish to focus on other things now. Blogging should come from the heart 🙂
    I will miss your writing and beautiful photos, I love the world you’ve created here on the blog. I’m glad your continuing your Instagram account though.

    Good luck with everything!

    Gitte from
    www.bookwormscloset.com

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  14. gonna miss you a lot, enjoyed this little blog so much over past few years, but i’d never like to see any forced posts, uploaded just to keep followers happy. keep on being creative and stay in touch 🙂
    Good luck and take care :)!
    Betty
    betty-art.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh no! What a pity! 🙁 I just detected your blog a few months ago but fell in love with it immediately… 🙂 I wish you all the best for your future projects and all the luck in the world, that everything turns out as you wish for!
    Take care,
    Steffi
    www.tulipandlily.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you for everything, Kerry, I’ve loved every word of ‘Yours Truly’ – good luck with it all! (:
    x

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  17. Best of luck with your new endeavours! I loved seeing a glimpse into your fabulous world! P x

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  18. what an amazing blog i am so in love with everything!
    the Pictures are so cute
    the idea is brilliant with the message <3

    Hope you may visit my blog,too
    Your Amely Rose from:
    http://thebizarrebirdcage.blogspot.de/

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  19. Dear, I like your blog very much! ! Everything is so beautiful! I like your style of writing and your photos! I know that blog requires much time, but keep doing it!

    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/ru/

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