Great Expectations

Great Expectations on Waketon Road Blog wearing Abercrombie & Fitch

I have thinking a lot lately about “great expectations.” No, not the Charles Dickens novel, but how we all think something should turn out. I think we are all guilty of building something up in our mind before we even experience it. It’s a way of looking forward to something and it might help us escape the routine we’re in. I am the type of person that lives in the...

How To Handle Life’s Challenges

Gloomy days – we all have them! Life has its ups and downs and there’s no escaping it. Recently there have been a few more challenging days than normal which got me thinking. It’s not the challenges that life throws at you that really matter it’s how you handle it. Occasionally it will rain on your parade, but it’s all about finding the silver lining. It can be tough to see...

A Little More About Me

In my whole year of Waketon Road I have never done “a little more about me” post. As I have gotten more comfortable I have added a few more personal posts. I usually stick to the content but I felt like it was time I shared a little more about me. I’m seeing a few more visitors around here lately so a proper introduction is in order! So here are twelve...

How I Create A Cohesive Brand

Today I am continuing with my blogging theme in honor of Waketon Road’s one year anniversary. Over the year I have gotten questions from people regarding photography, editing and creating a cohesive brand. This is all a work in progress and I will continue to evolve as I learn more. But I wanted to share with you what I have learned so far and the tools that help me stay cohesive....

What I Learned My First Year Blogging

If you read Monday’s post you will know that Waketon Road just celebrated its first birthday! It’s been a fun year of learning the ins and outs of the blogging world. Now, I am by no means an expert but I have learned a thing or two that I do want to share with you. Whether you’re thinking of starting a blog, have been blogging for a while, or just curious what...

The First Year

It has officially been one year since I published my first blog post and I can’t even explain how crazy that sounds to me. I feel like I have grown so much over the last year, both with the blog and personally. You don’t really know what to expect when you hit publish for the first time and everyone’s journey looks different. But there is always so much interest around...

The Truth About Blogging

The Truth About Blogging - Waketon Road wearing Old Navy graphic tee

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s post is a little different but I wanted to share a few thoughts I had this weekend. I am quickly approaching my one year blogiversary (more on that to come) and I have a few thoughts I want to share about this crazy blog world. There are so many misconceptions about bloggers some of which being it’s all superficial, shopping and free stuff. While I definitely do my...

Weekends at the Coffee Shop

Another weekend has come and gone and we’re ready for a fresh week! I feel like time is flying by. We’re almost a full week into February and I’m still trying to figure out what happened to 2016. It’s been a busy and productive year already but with that I’m trying to remember to slow down and enjoy it. On the weekends, I treat myself to a trip to the...

How To Be More Productive

How to Be More Productive - Tips on how you can maximize your productivity on Waketon Road Blog

At the beginning of 2017 I wrote a post about some of my goals for myself this year. I’m trying to look at this year as a time for growth rather than resolutions. I never keep resolutions because they usually mean cutting something out or adding something that wasn’t there before. I’ve learned over the years that I need to ease into things in order for them to stick. So in the...