The #5

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It has happened. In a World of Bees, There’s Me has been a part of my life for 5 years. That may come as a shock to some of you because well for the first couple of years the blog was very very different and very lackluster. If I am honest with all of you. So not only am I celebrating owning this piece of the internet for 5 years but also a 1 year anniversary for truly sticking to it and becoming the blogger I am today. Because I have changed so much within the last year and I really saw how much I truly love my blog and what it means to me.

And I am going to warn you ahead of time I have a bunch of photos in this post! Liz did such a good job and I like them all! But if you just see a few more you will get to more chit chat from your’s truly.

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Now I would be lying big time if I said these 5 years went by without any hitches. I started this blog in a weird situation before I started college after watching Julie&Julia. But within that first year it was really hard to find myself on a blog and in real life because so many things were going on, and unlike other bloggers I did not use that to my advantage hahaha. So the blog went through spurts and changes for just about 4 years, like my life did. Then my senior year with the help from a few really big supporters in my life my best friend Nikki who to this day will let me tell her all about what is going on in my blog life and she will always listen. Then of course my Dad who will always support me and my decisions. My mother and I have had a few bumps about my decision to blog but she does support me which I am truly thankful for. But anyway my senior year I added the blog to a higher spot of importance because to be honest I needed something to do. But with that need a love and rekindled spirit came back and here we are today! Then I graduated college and the blog became even more important. Because of that, I am happy to say I have reached 1 full year of really blogging; I made huge strides and I hope to make bigger splashes this next year and hopefully make more connections.

With five years of being in the blogging world I wanted to share a few things I have learned blogging:

  1. Only you can bring yourself down and keep you from doing what you want to do.
  2. Sometimes you can’t do it alone and you might need other peoples help and find a group to become a part of.
  3. What works for other people may not work for you
  4. Invest in certain things but learn to make due with what you have in others because the worst is waisting money.
  5. Stay true to yourself and learn to be yourself and be as original as you can.

Now those are really just my top blogging tips only because well these are the main ones I think of. Plus I feel like learning some of these have helped me not only in blogging but also in real life.

Now I have a few things that I wish to accomplish in this next year of blogging.

  1. I hope to work with a few more bloggers or businesses
  2. I hope to travel and share it with all of you
  3. I hope to be more consistent with my blogging and have a more business approach when working on it
  4. Try something new and different
  5. Go for it and forget about the logistics!

Thank you so much to all of you as well for coming back and reading what I have to say here on my little place of the internet. Though I have found I should always blog for myself I love the support from all of you and it helps me keep going knowing that someone is at least reading or seeing what I share.

Also another HUGE thank you to my many photographers that I have had! Thank you Maddie, Alaina, Liz, Jenn, Kaylan, and Tosha! And of course Nikki and Shannon who not only took my pictures but as roommates had to deal with so much more. Love you two to bits!

Now on to the amazing and many photos of me with my 5 balloon!

Happy Birthday In a World of Bees!! Here’s to another year!!!

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  • These photos are SO SUPER fun…and those heels … Happy Blogiversary!!! xx, Karen // Glam Karen

  • Those heels! Love them! Happy blogiversary!
    xo, Kyla – KyMarieC / @kycurrierlewis

  • total shoe envy! I love this post! I totally agree with the top 5 things to learn… I am struggling with the money aspect and blowing everything I am making. I need a budget sheet! You look beautiful and congrats! Here is to the next 5 years <3
    xoxo Amanda
    The Miller Affect

    • Brooke Ellen

      Thanks Love!!! I had a lot of fun writing this post and of course the photos were fun too!
      I have a budget worksheet and I swear by it but I have to really zone in for savings. I am doing 100 days of no buying with a fellow beauty blogger and hopefully that helps!!!
      Thank you again!!!

      xoxo
      Brooke

  • Congratulations! What an exciting day!! I love your posts! Thank you for the tips you have learned along the way – as a new blogger, those thoughts are so helpful!!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

  • Congrats! It is hard work keeping it going and you have done a great job! I look forward to learning more form you!
    Elle
    Southern Elle Style

  • Congratulations! Wow, 5 years is a long time in the blogger world, way to go! What fun and adorable pics!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

  • YAY!!! So exciting! I love these celebratory photos and yu could not look more fantastic in these heels, girl! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

  • Congrats on your 5 year blog anniversary!!! PS LOVING the shoes!! 🙂
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

  • How fun! You look absolutely gorgeous and incredibly happy! Those shoes are amazing. Congratulations on 5 years!
    Katey
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

  • Nikki

    YOU ARE AWESOME 🙂 CANT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 5 YEARS 🙂 YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING GOOD THAT IS COMING YOUR WAY <3 LOVE YOU COOKIE

  • Awe, happy blogiversary and cheers to a great year ahead! You look so adorable and happy too!

    xoxo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

  • Darcy

    Congratulations on 5 years! What an incredible accomplishment!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • Congrats on 5 years!!! What an amazing accomplishment. Blogging is hard work! BTW – I’m totally stealing your shoes 🙂

    xoxo
    Brenda
    À LA PLAGE style

  • Brooke, congratulations on 5 years! Quite an accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

  • Happy five years! That is amazing! These pictures are so fun and those shoes!

    Xo,
    Brittany

  • Congrats on 5 years! That’s a big accomplishment! 🙂

    XO,

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Happy 5 years to you my sweet friend! So proud of you and LOVING those blue heels 🙂

  • So happy for you!! Blogging is a lot of hard work and it definitely takes dedication to stick to it! Love those shoes you are wearing!

    XO,
    Emily
    http://Www.idodeclareblog.com

  • Happy bloggiversary! These are some helpful tips for us since we just started last month! Keep up the awesome work!