Can you feel the winds of change softly blowing? February is almost over and I’m still in the process of trying to wrap my head around how fast this year is unfolding. The past week was particularly difficult for our family too, with my Lola passing away.
We celebrate her life and we rejoice that she’s in a better place now, but there’s just no easy way to deal with death. Especially that of someone who’s been an important part of your life growing up. The past weeks felt like life was put on hold, and it took some time before our schedule eased back to normal. In fact, even until now I’m still catching up on some backlogs.
On a positive note, Lola’s life motivates me to continue living mine with passion (my one word for 2014), and to keep chasing my dreams. So. It’s back to regular programming in this space, and here’s what I’ve been working on for a while:
Chasing Dream’s New Brand Board
I’ve been quietly (and sporadically) working on relaunching Chasing Dreams for the past few months. And well, here it is.
To some of you who have been following this blog for a while, I’m sure you’re no stranger to my constant tweaking of this blog’s layout, design, and colors, depending on my mood and the time of the year. I’m restless like that. All these years I never really thought about my personal branding and the importance of maintaining one, to think I’ve been in this online business for years. I create branding and content strategy for clients, but never thought of seriously doing it for myself.
For the first time in years I can actually say that I’ve put some thought to this particular design “tweak”. I couldn’t say, however, that this one is for good because I still want a hand-drawn logo, and I’m foreseeing some major changes happening around here come mid-2014. In the mean time, this works for me, and I love that it inspires me to be more creative and to publish more posts. :)
I’ve been obsessing with the color gold lately. I’ve had this Pinterest board made of pink-and-gold pins for months, and I finally found an excuse to go for it. Initially, it was just pink, blush and gold. But it felt like missing something, so I tried a pale shade of blue, and I loved how it all turned out.
One of the other obvious things you’ll notice, in case you’re viewing this with your mobile gadget is that, Chasing Dreams is finally mobile responsive! *fireworks* Now you don’t have to squint your eyes when you’re reading CD from your mobile phones or tablets. Ahhh, so many hours spent just making this work! As someone who reads a lot while in transit, mobile responsive sites make me sooo happy. I hope it makes you a little happy too, in case you chance upon my site while mobile.
The other changes that you can’t see yet, well, you’ll notice them as they come along. And I probably won’t tell you about those anymore, you’ll just.. see them for yourself. So.. now that housekeeping is over, expect a flood of 52 Week Project catch-up posts. Also, expect great things from Chasing Dreams this 2014.
[DISCLOSURE: This post was originally published in December last year, but since I made some changes to my branding board and blog layout at the start of this year, I felt the need to revise this post and re-publish altogether. Thanks for bearing with my OC-ness. Hee.][line]
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