Happy Birthday His First Mate

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A year ago today I was sitting in my social media class and the thought came into my head of starting a blog. I sat in my seat trying to pay attention but all I could think about was this potential blog. I didn’t know if I really wanted a blog. It would be a lot of work. What did I want to name it? Would I really help anyone by doing this? What the hell would I write about?

I knew what I wanted to write about but I had my doubts. I was just as passionate about being a navy girlfriend then as I am now but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to create a whole brand off of it. I mean, what if we didn’t last?

And then I started thinking about what to name it and after some time, “His First Mate” popped into my head. I fell in love.

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And that was the start of what has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and one of the most meaningful things I have ever created in my time at art school. It’s been one crazy year full of ups and downs, failures and successes. But I can’t even begin to describe what an impact this has made on me. I’ve met so many beautiful women, some of which I consider good friends now. I made a brand. Worked with other artists. Spent hours at Starbucks writing articles. Talked on the phone for hours giving advice to other Navy girlfriends. Took photo after photo to get just the right one for a certain post.

So, I just wanted to say thank you to all of my followers. Thank you for supporting me and for reading my writing. You’ve trusted me with giving advice and I’ve trusted you with some of my greatest problems and I couldn’t be thankful enough. I have so much love for all of you. Here’s to many more years…

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