Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

September 6, 2012

A fresh start for my 18th year.



     I'm Miss ALK. I'm turned 18 years old today, and I'm formally of the blog Confessions of a Maine Teenager, but recently my life was turned upside-down (In a good way!) so I decided that I needed a new blog for this exciting stage in my life. My old blog was a safe place for me to vent during the tough high school years, and also a great introduction for me into the wonderful world of blogging.

     As you probably can guess by the title of my old blog, I'm from Maine. Almost 3 weeks ago,  I moved to North Carolina for college. This was a huge leap of faith for me- I'm close to my family and I'd lived in the same small coastal town in Southern Maine for my whole life. My senior year of high school was the year when I finally started to make some best friends, and I knew that it would be hard to leave them as well. But I fell in love with a college down here when I visited in February 2012 and I knew that it was the school for me. I trusted that God had lead me to the school in the first place, and that it was part of His plan for me to go here!

     So far I'm absolutely *loving* college. I've met some great guy and girl friends in the past few weeks, and I'm getting settled into classes and the Southern lifestyle! But since this is a clean break from my high school years, I thought that creating a new blog to celebrate this transition would be smart. This blog will be focused on my adventures in college, celebrating God's blessings in my life and a place for me to share things that I like. One thing that I never got around to doing on my old blog was fashion posts, and that's something that I definitely want to incorporate into this blog! When I had my old blog my parents were concerned about my privacy in the online world since I was a minor, and they didn't like for me to put many pictures of myself up on my blog. This made fashion posts difficult. But since I'm 18 (as of about an hour ago!) and in college now the rules have changed a little bit. :-) I'll still be going as "Miss ALK" instead of my real name though... Miss ALK has stuck and I'm not ready to give that up! Some of my friends in real life even call me that sometimes now. For new readers: ALK is my initials.

     On my old blog I was always concerned about how many followers I had or didn't have, and sometimes I only wanted to post things that I thought would attract more followers. While it's great to know that people are reading and enjoying my blog, this new blog is just going to be what I want to post because I like it, not because I'm trying to impress anyone else. But with that said- please do follow if you'd like! :-) I hope that many of you are here from my old blog, as well as new readers. I think of all my readers as friends and I love making friends!

     One more exciting note- I'll be having a huge give-away very soon to celebrate the new blog, so keep reading! There will also be a more polished design coming, I just put up this temporary background until my blog designer finishes what she's been working on for me.

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love your new blog, Miss ALK! I recently made a blog change too, and I'm so glad I did. Sometimes it's just nice to have a fresh start. :) I'll be looking forward to your posts, especially the fashion ones! ;)


  2. I really like your new blog! I am so excited for your fresh start in college and reading your new posts!

  3. Your blog is what I've been hoping to find for a while now! I'm starting my university/college adventure in the UK and wanted to see how the experience was over in America! So I'm excited to keep reading about your journey! :)


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