Holy shit, The Sister Project is three. Happy birthday to us! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been blogging since late 2014, but we can officially say we have been and that we are bloggers. Ah! Oh man, this has been such an incredible journey these past few years, such an experience of self growth and stepping outside of our comfort zones. When we started TSP three years back, we had not a clue what we were doing, sometimes we still don’t, but we have learned an incredible amount along the way. About ourselves, about each other, our writing, our voices and how to share as much of our lives as we can with our readers. Perhaps one would ask, why? Why share your life experiences with strangers? Well, first off, we don’t consider our readers strangers, we think of you all as a community, a tribe of sorts. A tribe we thought would be all women, but we actually have a ton of dudes that follow us too, which makes for a very pleasant and bad ass surprise. Because of The Sister Project, our circle of friends has grown exponentially. It’s one of the greatest rewards from blogging. We have created this platform to utilize our voice on a range of matters and subjects and since we have a ton to say, this serves us very well. The blog has given us a space to share our passions and joys in life. It’s where we get to tell our stories and about some of our struggles. It’s a hub for conversation on causes we stand for and those we don’t. It’s our bubble, our internet home of inspiration. Perhaps we’ll even inspire some of our readers, just as we have been inspired by other bloggers and influencers as well.
And then there is a matter that is extremely close to our heart. Our mom, June. As many of you know, she suffers from Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD). Trust us, we did not plan or foresee this, but our blog has allowed us to share her story, our story. It has helped us feel less alone in this journey and has brought a group of people together who can relate to our situation. Although we wish we never had to write about her illness, it has opened our minds and hearts and others as well and most importantly, it has raised awareness. For all of these reasons and more, this is why we continue and will always be bloggers. This is why The Sister Project exists.
As in the name, we are all projects. Each day presents a new opportunity to grow, learn, move on and reach for news aspirations. The blog itself is a project and this project of ours is growing, changing and transitioning. We have so many things happening in the next few months and some changes have already taken place. Most noticeably, sister Nicole has decided to move on with her own projects and passions in life. Trust us, we’re going to miss her vibrantly hilarious posts and insane creativity. Lucky for us, she’s our sister. We get to see her from behind the scenes as she creates new adventures of her own to experience. No matter what she puts her heart into, we all know she’s a star. Shine bright sister, we love you!
When it comes to the look of the blog…change is coming. That’s all we’ll say for now, so just keep your eyes and ears open. If you haven’t checked out our Instagram in a while, get your sexy ass on our handle. We’ve been working hard to make it real pretty for you all. And selfishly, for us too. What can we say, we like pretty things. We are all over our Instagram story sharing our favorite new finds, foods and drinks. Michelle and I will be chatting in tandem and letting you into our homes and daily lives. We have so many huge ideas our little heads may explode. There is so much we want to do – from video interviews with those that inspire us most or just have cool ass shit to talk about to doing monthly giveaways of our most favorite products and brands – the ideas just keep coming. What was once our passion has turned into a daily obsession. We are both thrilled to share so much more with you as we turn three.
We want to take a moment to thank you all for joining us on this journey. Without our community here at TSP, we wouldn’t be doing what we love to do most, blogging. In life we all come across something that sparks that fire within us – The Sister Project is our internal fire. It keeps us going and gives us a space to release our creative energy, share our passions and give our mom a voice – one that so badly needs to be heard. We’re sorry for the times we’ve made you cry and hope we make up for it in the times we’ve made you laugh. Thank you so very much for giving us a chance. We love you all.
Wishing you and your family a beautiful holiday season and a happy new year!
Peace and Love,
The Sister Project
Michelle and Lauren