behind perfectly Priya, right now

life feels a lot like this, these days

Ah, blogging about blogging. It has to happen every now and then, doesn't it?

I'm so happy about what this space has turned into for me. Did you know that I started blogging during my junior year of college, after I stopped running on the track/cross-country team? It was something I had wanted to do for a while, and finally felt like I had the time slot for. Since that time, my blog has been a tremendous hobby, creative outlet, source of community, and record keeper (which I am SO about, you guys, I can't even say.)

I've somehow, slowly, acquired more readers than just my mom, which makes the writing even more satisfying. I always get a little buzz when someone I work with, or run into back home, or whatever mentions they read my blog recently.

I have always striven to be candid and honest around here, I mean, I feel like I have all but given you my address several times. Part of it is that it almost seems like more work to be constantly writing with a censoring mindset? But the other part is that that is the person I am, an open book, so it makes sense to be that kind of blogger too.

You might think I'm setting up to say I quit- au contraire! The opposite is true- I feel more into perfectlyP than maybe ever before {though the name could use some work...but that happens to everyone, right?} I am proud that my blog has remained exactly as I wanted it to be- a place that's a collaborative extension of my journaling, where I can share and do pretty much whatever I'm feeling.

To anyone that takes the time to read what I have to say, or drop me a line with feedback- thank you. I value your support so much. So much, in fact, that I have two things I should say:

+ Hunter and I are not together anymore. He has been a fixture and big supporter of perfectlyP since the beginning, and likewise a fixture and supporter in my life for the past six years. So, I owe him a lot for a lot of things, but that's one of them. I am NOT telling you this looking for attention, promise. I just want you to know, because though it's recent, and soverystrange, I don't even feel like coming here pretending for another minute that my life is the same. Because, alternatively, I can't imagine anything changing my life more right now. So there's that.

+ and perhaps, even worse (laughing so I'm not crying): I finally figured out how to use affiliate links on my blog! I had never cared enough to do it before, but here's my angle on this: I'm not trying to make money off of you. I just figured that in those [RARE] cases where I'm sharing a link of something you could currently buy, I may as well. I promise you these links are scattered, though not hidden. I'm still not blogging with the grand purpose of monetization (could be cool though?), but, definitely wanted you to know.

That is ALL for now. Thanks for reading. The only way to go is up! Onward! 


nicole s. said...

sending love + support (and some affiliate link juice!) your way <3

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Sorry about you and Hunter! Sending lots of hugs!

reshma said...


I have loved getting to know you through your blog and reading your posts was one of the reasons I decided to give blogging a try myself. I have always appreciated how candid and honest you are always in all your posts.
I'm sorry to read that you have endured some heartache recently and that the Hunter chapter in your life is over. But just remember people come into our lives because they have something to teach us and when they leave, it simply means that they have served their purpose. I'm still learning to accept this myself.
Sending you lots of hugs and positive vibes! :)

Alysia Avé said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us. A virtual hug will have to do for now my sweet friend!

Priya said...

Thank you Nicole!!

Priya said...

Thank you, sweet Sara!

Priya said...

This means so much Reshma, thank you! This is truly a great thought that I want to keep in mind.

Priya said...

Thank you :)

Unknown said...

Lots of love to you Priya, I don't really have anything to say to you that I haven't already said!

Although I wonder what are affiliate links?! I don't even know... whose the poor blogger now....! xx

Larissa said...

Dear Priya, what a nice post! Really! I am sorry to read that you and Hunter are not together anymore, but I am sure there is a good reason to it, like there is for everything :)
I went through a blogging depression which ended in me getting a whole new blog, name, layout, everything ;) I am glad you will be continuing blogging since your blog really is one of my favorites!
By the way, since I moved my blog to wordpress I do no longer have GFC but I would love to continue following each other. Please let me know if we can follow each other on bloglovin or just follow me there and I will for sure follow you back there (I also still follow you on GFC!)
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