Yesterday evening, the most wonderful and exciting thing happened. As you might remember, we have been nominated for best photography blog amongst an incredible, mind blowing selection of blogs. We were so honored and thankful to be part of the nominees. I am so grateful to write this article today to thank you all for your incredible support. Thanks to you, Kayture exceeded all limits and won this year not just in a specific category, but the actual Blog of the Year award. I can’t even relate to you my reaction when the founder of Bloglovin announced our names. I was in complete shock, absolutely not expecting it for a single second.
I started blogging 3 years ago, in my tiny little room in Switzerland. It felt like I finally had a voice, a freedom that I’ve never experienced before. Without any special tools, from the tip of my fingers, I had the opportunity to create my own universe, set my own rules and to share this ride with people across the world. I felt at ease and safe online, where my thoughts and opinions were valued and expressed freely and without limits. I found people who shared the same passion and interests. I met new friends and everyday after school I’d come back and until 2am I’d be online looking for inspiration and creating my own personal space to inspire with the bits of ideas I wanted to share. I started writing and posting images with no other will than to enjoy and share a passion. Not even for a second I would have though that this journey would bring me and the whole Kayteam that far.
There’s nothing more fascinating than this connectivity that we all experience together. In just a click, we are somehow connected even though so far from each other. It’s the new digital era, and I truly feel like we are part of something massive.
Above all, I cherish the relationship we have with all of you. I feel like we have the most incredible community (kaymmunity!) out there. We inspire and push each other forward to try and open up our mind to news things. We are all writing our own story and sharing it with one another. For that, we are all part of each other’s life in a way. I am so thankful for your loyalty, honesty, support and the strength you’ve been giving to all of us to fight and make our way through all the challenges we’ve faced, aiming only for the best, and thinking only about the positive. We have so many dreams, so many goals that we’re fighting for! There’s so much more to come.
One of the most important value that we have in the Kayteam, is to never take anything for grated and this is also the reason why this prize only opens a new chapter in our book and makes us even more motivated and determined. Together, we always adopt different perspectives on things and are willing to create beauty and inspiration together with you. This award, is a huge, and absolutely wonderful symbol of recognition that we will always cherish. I’ll always remember when I went to the Bloglovin awards for the first time 3 years ago, so excited to see all these familiar faces and being so so excited for the winners, I have to pinch myself today knowing that we were rewarded with such a beautiful distinction.
Again, never give up guys. Always, always, always stay true to who you are, to your heart and to your instincts. Climb the hill, cross the bridge and keep moving. Life won’t wait for us to start to live, we need to grasp it and enjoy it to the fullest. I’d like to share with you a beautiful text that one of my close friend Lance Shipp wrote the other day :
We all have dreams. Some of us want to be lawyers or doctors, some of us want to be businessmen. Some of us want to be world renowned fashion designers, and some, elementary school teachers or auto repair shop owners. Dreams and aspirations come in many shapes and sizes, but no matter how big or small, I believe that we all have the capacity to achieve our dreams. As a dreamer, it is your responsibility to take initiative. Find the path that leads to your dream, and run. Don’t wait for the path to find you. Get up, go out, and find the path. If the road isn’t paved yet, pave it.
The road WILL have pot holes and traffic jams. You may get a flat tire and have to phone for help. You might run out of fuel and have to walk eight and a half miles to the nearest gas station before you can get back on the road toward your destination; but the road is drivable. You just have to keep driving. No one man or woman achieves greatness over night. It takes patience, courage, hard work, and an unrelenting pursuit of your greatest desire.
Let’s keep dreaming together.
I love you guys, from the bottom of my heart.
Outfit, courtesy of Elie Saab, jewelry by Chopard.
P.S I am so excited to announce to you guys that this year again, we will attend the Hugo Boss fashion show during NYFW. Last year, it was one of the most exciting shows of the season, and I can only expect again the best this year from the incredibly talented head designer Jason Wu. Make sure to check out our live stream on the 10th and meanwhile here’s a little teaser to get you all excited, because I know I am :)