I've been blogging since 2008 and have met countless wonderful bloggers along my internet travels. Some make me laugh, some make me cry, many teach me new things and almost all bring a smile to my face each day. There's one blogger, though, who I hold in the highest esteem.
Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere has been my main source of inspiration, and she doesn't even know it. My blog is not like hers. Cupcakes and Cashmere is a somewhere between a fashionable food blog and a delicious fashion blog; whereas Haute Whimsy is what I deem to be a lifestyle blog touching on art, home design, fashion, healthy foods, life, photography, entertainment, etc. My passions are many and great which leaves me with a blog that isn't quite as streamlined as Emily's is.
Even though our niches are different, I find inspiration in Emily's business model and work ethic. She is a real girl telling other real girls that it's okay to take a chance on yourself, follow your dreams and become something great! I love people who take the world head-on and pave their own paths. She posts consistently which means that I know if I'm feeling overwhelmed, I can hop on over to Cupcakes and Cashmere for an instant pick-me-up and a reminder that I've chosen the right path for myself.
Aside from blogging, Emily is also a published author. Since my deepest desire is to be an author, too (albeit, a children's author), she seems even more like a kindred spirit to me. Emily may not be an actual blog "friend", but she's someone who has touched my life in a special way :)
Who inspires you?!
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