Hey there! Welcome to the new and improved (that’s up to you to decide) http://rebeccalaurey.com. And yes you heard right: Rebecca Laurey. It’s time to say good bye to Raspberry & Rouge. It was great, we had a lot of fun, but it’s time for the next step! I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years now, I almost can’t believe it’s already been “that long”. I never expected my blog to become my full-time job, ever! When I started out I didn’t know anything or anyone, it was really just a hobby, next to my “real” job I had back then. I didn’t know I could make money with my blog, let alone make it my full-time job. It’s crazy but true: if you can dream it, you can do it. I strongly believe in doing what you love and loving what you do in order to be happy. Obviously it’s not all sunshine, not every day at least. I have had my fair share of tough times, just like everyone else, and don’t always choose to share everything. For me, being a blogger means sharing a lot of yourself, but everyone is entitled to a private life.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about where I want to go with my website and brand in the future. I don’t like big changes overnight, so slowly I hope to be finding what I’m looking for. One huge step is changing my brand’s name into my own (maiden) name: Rebecca Laurey. It’s a personal blog, so why not use my own name as it is pretty easy to remember and pronounce for most people across the globe? It feels more grown up – if you catch my drift – than the name I basically random made up a few years ago. In the end my blog is about me, so I guess it makes sense, right? My new Instagram handle is @rebeccalaurey (huge thanks to Instagram for helping me finally claim my own name on the platform), so is the title of my Facebook page. It feels good, refreshing and oh-so-right. I’m not planning on changing the content hugely, I just want it to be bigger and better. Baby steps into a new future, I really hope you guys will keep on following along. Sounds corny, but without each and every one of you out there I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. So thanks, let’s keep on rocking!!