MY BLOG IS ONE YEAR OLD TODAY! It is honestly crazy to say that. One year ago today I published my very first blog post and since then I have published a post almost every week and over 50 blog posts later here we are...

My blog was born from a curiosity of the whole blogging world, the desire to have a creative space, and a feeling in my heart that creating a blog was something I wanted to try. Along the way I have learned A LOT. First of all, running a blog, creating content, and trying to be successful at it is not easy. There is a lot of love and hard work that goes on behind the scenes so please don't underestimate the work that bloggers do! I thought that thinking of ideas for blog posts and then writing them would be hard enough but then I have to deal with things like Google Analytics which I am still trying to figure out... 

Since starting my blog so many wonderful things have happened. I've gotten to work alongside so many amazing companies and people that I look up to. I'm a huge supporter of small and local businesses and some of my favourite blog posts are when I get to feature what makes them special and why I love them and why you should too. But my favourite thing about starting my blog are the connections I have made. I didn't appreciate Calgary as much as I do now because I have met some of the kindest, hard-working, and inspirational people in the entrepreneur community. Everyone is so supportive and it's a great group to be a part of, I'm also happy to call some of them friends. I also love that I am connecting with new people every day and hopefully teaching something through my stories and blog posts.

My blog has evolved so much and it keeps evolving with my life. I initially started as a lifestyle blog so that I had the freedom to talk about anything. But I really want my blog to stand out and have more of a focus and it's taken a while but I've finally figured out what truly gives my blog life.  My blog is a natural extension of myself and my values really shine through in my blog so with that I would like to re-introduce myself...

Hi, I'm Zandra, I'm a sustainable and ethical lifestyle blogger passionate about showing the modern person how to navigate life while making conscious decisions and leaving a positive impact on the world. I want to share how you can live an ethical and sustainable lifestyle which includes eating a plant-based diet, being conscious of where your clothes come from, supporting local companies, choosing clean and cruelty-free cosmetics, and so much more. I want you to take care of yourself and the world we live in. 

If you've been following my blog since the beginning or if this is your first time here, I want to say a huge thank you. My blog and everything in it comes straight from the heart and I hope that you come here with an open heart and mind and that something resonates with you.

I wanted to re-introduce myself because this next "chapter" in my blog will have a lot more focus and intention on my values which I'm very excited about. I love this new perspective in all aspects of my life and can't wait to share it!

If you want to see more of me (and so you don't miss any blog posts) you can follow along on Instagram (@lifewithzandra), YouTube (Life with Zandra), Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

And don't be afraid to reach out, you can email me at hello@lifewithzandra.com.

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