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Staying True To YourselfJuly 27, 2011

Dear Hey Gorg Readers,

If you follow me over on twitter you’ll see I have a serious knack for being brutally honest when it comes to well, anything and everything (by now hopefully you’re familiar with my serious hatred towards Kim K). You’ll also know that as of late, I’ve been a little under the weather, feeling sick, battling headaches, taking marathon naps; and some of you have been a teensy bit excited at the thought of me possibly having a babe (Sorry friends. So so sorry). Today I’ve been sitting at my desk all day, and I’ve finally decided that if I’m honest with myself, I know the real reason I’ve been feeling like you know what. I haven’t been honest with myself and who best than to share my feelings with but all of you sweet lovely readers!

I started this blog black in 2009 with lofty intentions of starting a bakery. Between that, my upcoming wedding and heading back to school, I was barely navigating my way through my scattered life.  I was a very unhappy soon to be newlywed, so lost and confused. So instead, I took a leap of faith, started a new business, and closed my eyes hoping for the best. And here I am completely humbled that I’ve done so well in such a short amount of time. I feel like pinching myself when I step back and realize I have found and am actually doing something I was truly created for. I love my job, I am happy. I am in a good place.

Unfortunately though, it seems like lately, I’ve been spending every ounce of my being working in all the wrong ways; trying to juggle this blog, my business and my life. I stare at my little laptop far too long in one day. I eat too many meals at my desk, spend too many nights listening to Andrew asking me to please come to bed because it’s after midnight. This is bound to happen every once and a while. But I feel like somewhere along the lines I have lost myself a bit. And I finally admitted to myself today (thanks to a little push from this fabulous chick) that while I love a little hard work and doing anything I need to get to where I want to be, the work I put into Hey Gorg is sort of taking me in a direction I know isn’t best for me.

Just to be clear, I’m not going anywhere. This blog has been by far the most monumental part of my growth both professionally and personally over the past few years and I could never just throw it away. It just means that things will be different. I’m going to stop bending over backwards to be a blog that I’m not. I will not be accepting submissions anymore as I feel they are a conflict of interest for my business (imagine Jose Villa blogging a wedding that Jessica Claire shot? That’s how I feel when I blog a wedding coordinated or styled by someone else). Hey Gorg will still be dominated by all things wedding, but there will be more me in here, more DIY projects, and hopefully more pertaining to my business; because it’s my hope that refocusing my efforts will allow my business to continue to grow and flourish in even more of a positive light.

I don’t want to be just another blog. Or just another vendor. Or another new business and wedding planner-stylist-coordinator in the super saturated sea of such. I want to be me. My own brand. I want to be known for my writing. My honesty. My work. My styling. My projects. My kind of quirky but totally crazy awesome world. For me. I have a few role models who I think do this perfectly in the industry (like Lara Casey and Jasmine Star; I love you chicks) and it’s my goal, that I will start to do this a little bit better than I have been doing recently. And I hope you all will be along for the ride because I could have never gotten to where I am now without you. Thanks as always for your unwavering support and I look forward to sharing with you all a better more personalized experience here at Hey Gorg. Gorg on, bloggettes. And always stay true to yourself.

Love Rhi xoxo

Here I am at my last inspiration shoot, in June. Proof I don’t look that hot after a long day of hard work and 5 hours of cross state driving; in 95 degree weather (I promise you that is not a maternity shirt. And black leggings? Really Rhi?) But lemme tell you, when this photo was taken, on the inside I felt like the most beautiful person alive, just doing what I love. Here’s to more of this. Thanks Tonya for working alongside me, for airbrushing my acne, and for being gifted at what you do xo



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