Catching Up 2.0

Hey girl hey!

First of all, thanks for coming back! If you’re new here, then hi- again + virtual hug! I feel like I don’t thank you guys enough for taking the time to get to know Pretty Weird Bombshell, and the me behind it. So thanks! And I promise, I’m done with all the lovey dovey sh*t, for now:

Catch Up 2.0

I’ll admit I don’t often write more diary/ letter type entries on Pretty Weird Bombshell. Usually, I prefer creating and sharing information. However, there has been a lot going on with the blog and I the past couple weeks! If you read this blog regularly, you know I’ve been having somewhat of a branding “existential” crisis recently.

As far as Pretty Weird Bombshell goes, I’ve changed my theme, again, and reconditioned my logos, again. Business cards have been redesigned. A new About Me page is in it’s final stages of editing. PR companies have been contacted, and the business plan redrawn.

I was hungry for change, and I knew it was time to start branding cohesively. Something I was struggling to do the past six months. Sometimes you are so involved in a problem that the solution could be right in front of you yet unseen. But take a step back, and it’s clear as day. That magical step back was everything for me.

I’d been taking meetings everywhere I could the past couple weeks. Talking to people in the creative industry, as well as people in other entrepreneurial fields, helped bring back some of the perspective. Perspective I lost spreading myself too thin.

The truth is, my life is complicated. Fashion, beauty, travel, health, entrepreneurship, comedy, and relationships are just part of the things that make me. I thought I could recreate all of those categories seamlessly into a blog that represented each of those flawlessly. Uhhhhh…

The Catchup 2.0

Imagine my great disappointment 8 months later, standing with my dick in my hand, feeling overwhelmed and underdeveloped. Nonetheless, all I needed was an adjustment of course. I realized at the very root of my passion for blogging is Style, Travel, and Health, on a personal level. It will take me a few months to fully implement all of these changes, but I’m excited!!

Speaking of on a personal level! My work with my naturopath and therapist has been amazingly rewarding lately. I’ve been feeling gratitude and safety on a level I’m not sure I ever have before. I work with these people because my physical and mental health is my priority. Also, because suffering from anxiety sucks balls!

I have a chronic anxiety problem resulting from childhood. Healing stress, depression, anxiety etc, is as much of a physical process as an emotional one. And vice versa. Of course this information is all over the internet. But I’m only making these changes as of a year ago. Don’t judge me! Getting started on being a better human is hard…

Because I could go on for hours from being better humans, I think I should say tata for now. *Lovey dovey sh*it back on* I love you for your support! xx


  • Change is good, if we don’t change we won’t grow! Love the blog changes and can’t wait to sort mine out soon! Look forward to seeing the new direction of your blog 🙂
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Thanks Jaz! I hope you’ve been having a great week so far 🙂 And give yourself time to figure out this blog stuff… It is HARD!

  • Congrats on taking you and your blog in a new direction. Change can be a very scary and daunting task to take on, but know in the end it will be worth it. Stay positive! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Anca Tantos

    My love, I enjoyed this post so much! Your openness (did I spell that right?!) 😉 is so refreshing! And I have been there so many times too. You are doing everything right! I look forward to the new changes and watching you grow! xo

    • You’re too sweet mama! I can’t believe I haven’t met you yet! wth, we need to get on track here… lol xx

  • I think it’s great that you have had the courage and strength to redo what you have been dissatisfied with. How awesome isn’t that? That you had the courage to take your brand into a new direction once and when you weren’t satisfied with where it went, you were true to yourself again! And how good isn’t it with a new year coming up? To start over and begin fresh?! It’s progress, not a step back okey? Have a lovely week gorgeous! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • That’s lovely to hear babe! I didn’t really see it that way, but you’re so right. It feels wrong and overwhelming to do something that isn’t natural or true to yourself. I’m very excited to try something different! xx

  • Paige Strand

    I immediately add ten points when people incorporate their puppies into their blogs 🙂 Also, great that you are customizing life the way you feel it should be.

    • Yay! A fellow puppy lover! Honestly I have to hold myself back with incorporating him. I could make the whole brand revolve around Mosi haha! x

  • Style hue

    I really like this post and how often you have been posting ! You rock !
    I can’t wait to see how your blog will end up looking over time. I’m trying to narrow my blog too. I also feeling very tired, and a bit lost in my blog.
    But I’m happy you are feeling all inspired again, when it comes to blogging.
    I really need to start working out again, to get my energy back on track

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

    • Our blogging dates are really helping too C 🙂 I appreciate you boo! x

      • Style hue

        Haha! I’m excited to tend the next one. I’m working on all my goals, since I probably will not get a lot done on Thursday since I’m working. I’m so excited to put down new goals on Friday ☺

      • Style hue

        Thank u ☺ I appreciate them too

  • So excited that you have found the direction you want to go!! It can be so so hard to stay on point with your brand!! Way to go girl!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Thanks Joti! This blogging thing can be HARD! I love everything you do though 🙂

  • Congrats on the changes! Embrace them! On another note, you look adorable!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

    • Why thank you Jennifer! Enjoy the rest of your week beauty xx

  • Congrats babe!!! embrace everything you are so bold and amazing!!! I cant not wait to meet you in person one day. ps. I just love your insta stories.

    • HAHA!! I love your stories too! Your brother’s puppy is just the cutest thing ever! x

  • Congratulations on all your changes babe! Sounds like it’s going to be a great rest of the year for you and an amazing 2017. Can’t wait to see what’s in store! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

    • You’re always a doll Sharon! And you. have. killed. 2016!!!! I’ve watched your brand and social media grow so much!! congrats on all of your success you gorgeous creature x

  • Kumbear_xo

    Well done on all your little achievements .. you’ve done better than me! I’ve been super lazy this month *hides in shame*. Also your room is gorgeous where did you get those mirrors behind your bed such lovely little statement piece!

    Kumbear Xo

    • Don’t hide! I totally have lazy months… slash years. You can’t force yourself to be motivated, you can only encourage 🙂 And if it’s not here now. F*ck it. You’ll get it back xx

  • I’m so excited for this new exciting stage for you beautiful! You look so amazing in all these pictures and your dog is just so BEAUTIFUL!!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/summer-roadtrip-to-ocean-farm

    • Thanks HELEN!! I love all the travels you’ve been sharing xx

  • Marissa Pedersen

    This is very exciting! Congrats on all your achievements. Your dog is super cute too.

  • I love all the changes you have made Kandja! It is so good to see your vision come across.
    Always love reading your posts. Keep it coming girl!
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    • You’re such a great blogger girlfriend babe!! Big hug for all your support 🙂 xx

  • Your site looks fantastic and I’m so glad that you’re feeling better. I can relate to how good it feels to sort through things with a Counsellor and get back in balance. Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for your brand!

    ellie
    http://Www.Maplesyrupandteacups.blogspot.com

    • I love that you’re open about working with a counsellor! And I’m sure we’re all in for an incredible year 🙂 I’m getting the good vibes! lol #wiccan

  • Monika

    I am loving all the changes here.. It feels more personal and so much more you Kandja 🙂 And I love you for talking about not just the good stuff but things like mental health and working on yourself.. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed with perfection portrayed everywhere that it is good to see that most of us struggles. Thank you for sharing your success and struggles with us all. Lots of love to you 🙂

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

    • I appreciate the love Monika 🙂 And it definitely is much more me! xx

  • Thanks for being so open and honest! It’s so nice to get to know the “real” you and realize you struggle with some of the same things I do! I’ve been debating being more personal on my blog lately and you’ve inspired me!
    Kyla
    Wanderlustkyla.com

  • Loved this catch up sesh! 🙂 I get anxiety too sometimes so let me know if you ever want to chat about it! It’s so great that you’re in a good place and are making a priority to be your best self! Love the blog!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

  • Dear Kandja, I love updates like this. I hope, you soon feel a lot better with you anexity, I have it too and know how much it sucks!!
    also I am really looking forward to see further changes on your blog and how you always improve, I love reading your texts and am excited for the next one 😀
    Have an awesome week !!
    Janine
    http://www.yourstellacadente.com/

  • Making changes and rebranding is never easy. I did so a year ago and before it was all complete it was something that I had been thinking about months and months prior. What made the change easier was knowing what I wanted to focus in on and recognizing the voice I wanted to strengthen and not add any additional things into the mix and it sounds as though you’ve narrowed things down perfectly! I wish you all the best in the success of your blog and ventures, you’ll do great! Thanks for opening up and sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Ariana Fotinakis

    I think our creative pursuits are always evolving and expanding! I know my website/social media/life is a never-ending work in progress haha. It sounds like you’re on a great path though! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store 🙂

  • I think you did a brilliant job with rebranding, sure the journey wasn’t easy but you figured it all out in the end and now you’re in a good place. Welcome back for good, you already know I’m a massive fan of you.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Great job on the rebrand and I love these images! So cute! Looking forward to follow along your new journey!

    Happy Weekend, babe!!

    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • Your site looks great! I’m going through the exact same situation right now. My husband also suffers from anxiety. It’s much better than it used to be but it’s definitely tough so I applaud you! Happy Friday!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Kate

    Those pictures are so cute ! I love your interior

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