BLONDE DARLING IS NOW BERN YOGA
Two years ago when I started this space, I struggled to find a name and a brand. I knew some of the the things I'd talk about — DIYs, motivations, healthy living and life stories (the good and the bad). The simplest solution is your name, however, I knew that I didn't want to use my maiden name. Marriage was on the horizon, and I made the personal choice to change my last name. I didn't know the whole scope of what I wanted to explore, but I knew that it'd be new. I picked Blonde Darling because it was a moniker I could be comfortable with for a while. Though I've changed the look of the website a few times, I never shifted the URL. I wasn't quite there.
I was looking for the next step from the job that no longer fit me, and not long after, I started yoga teacher training. As with many, training rocked my life for a while. It filled my life with new things — new friends, ways of thinking, dreams and goals — and Blonde Darling shifted as a result. I became more comfortable with sharing the more vulnerable parts of me, and although my posting frequency did not increase much in the beginning, its position in my world did.
I will always aim to shift things around in my life until they feel right. Being a graphic designer, I cleaned up the look of this space until if felt like me, like something I'm proud of in this moment. The name, however, just didn't completely click into place. I'm ready to change that. Bern Yoga now fits what this space has always been about — a yogi just making it happen out in the world. The content will be as it's been lately: yoga, self care, making things, living well, but with some whiskey and maybe cats.
Just thought I'd let you know.