What’s New with Cocktails with Kiera?
Hi Guys! I’m really excited to finally relaunch the website and share some new content! Not only do I have a new look and logo, but I have a new focus as well.
When I first started this blog, I was on my own for the first time in grad school and was going through a lot emotionally. I missed my friends and family and I wanted to create a space to distract me from all of that. I knew I wasn’t the only one going through it and having a positive space to share in the struggle was really important to me. That drove everything I did with the blog at the beginning.
As life went on and I continued to go through various changes, I started to neglect this space. At times it was just because I got busy with work and blogging was less of a priority. At other times it was because I felt low, highly anxious and/or down on myself and posting didn’t feel authentic. I did not want to feign positivity that I was not feeling and I did not know how to be honest about that. Blogging continued to slip away from me and next thing I knew I was half way through 2018 and hadn’t done anything significant with this space.
In the midst of getting my life together, I decided to completely revamp and start anew. Moving forward I’ll be making more of an effort to be a little more open and honest even when things get difficult. I need to be real about what I am going through when I am going through it. This will bring the blog back to a place of authenticity which can only be a good thing.
So welcome to the new & improved Cocktails with Kiera!
As you can see from the menu, things are organized a little bit differently now.
The Reading Challenge page is now Book Club. This year I have been less focused on diversifying my reading list and more focused on reading books that speak to me. Most of the books have been by authors of color and it has been a really great journey to read stories from and about people more like me. Expect more consistent book reviews to show up here. As usual there will be real time updates on what I’m currently reading as well as my To Read list.
Cocktails have a page all to themselves now. These are my more popular posts and this will make it much easier for you guys to find the recipes you’re looking for.
The Girl Talk page consists of all my random thoughts and interesting things I want to discuss.
Health and Wellness is a new page which includes all the posts about fitness & healthy eating. You can also look forward to more posts about mental health in this section in the future. Mental health is really important to talk about in general and is a key to increased authenticity for me.
Thank you guys for sticking with me and welcome to all the new readers! I’m really looking forward to the future of my blog!