Breanna Rose | Rowan Made

It’s been exactly 2 months (whoa) since the last time I posted on this blog, which is the longest time I’ve ever gone without any sort of update. My time away left me feeling guilty, but free, a combo of emotions I knew I needed to figure out for myself before moving forward. To be totally honest, I’ve struggled with the direction of this space for the past couple of years, unsure of where I fit into the world of blogging. In the beginning, it was a life altering outlet that allowed me to express myself and connect with creatives all around the world, something I’m truly thankful for. I know now, beyond a doubt, that I wouldn’t be where I am today without this little space. But that doesn’t mean that things will always stay the same.

Over the past few months, I’ve asked myself a lot of hard questions, focusing on what my true honest to goodness answers were instead of what I thought they should be. Because at the end of the day, you’ve just gotta be yourself and do your own thing. That’s the real secret. So instead of continuing to follow my original blogging routine and schedule (the one I set for myself years ago), I’ve decided to take a different route. The right route.

Design, for me, has always been number one. I absolutely love helping other creatives tell their stories and creating beautiful visuals for their brand. But once I started my new studio, Rowan Made, I instantly felt a disconnect with this space. I’ve tried a few different things to help connect the two, but nothing felt quite right. I owe a lot to this blog, so it’s been hard (and scary) for me to leg go. To move on to bigger + better things. That said, this is one of the last posts that I will publish to my personal blog. It’s not a goodbye, but a new beginning.

So what’s next? WELL, I’m glad you asked. ;) I’ve been working hard since I don’t even remember when on a huge overhaul for Rowan Made. There will be a new brand, website, a MUCH better + tighter client process, and … a blog. A Rowan Made blog. I’ve been itching to start fresh, and adding a studio blog to Rowan Made’s new website will do just that. There, I plan to tackle my most favorite blogging topics: design + business. I’ve learned a lot over the past 5 years and am excited to share content that feels more connected to my everyday work here at the studio. For everything else, I’ll be using my personal instagram account (@imbreannarose) as a form of micro-blogging, where I can share all that other stuff, like travel, food, our new house (!!!), and everything in between.

At this point, I’m super close to finalizing the new Rowan Made website and blog. Then, everything just needs to be developed! I will make sure to let you all know, right here, when that happens (hopefully this fall), so that you can follow along. For now, feel free to find me on instagram (biz + personal) for other updates. :)

Words can’t express how grateful I am for this space. Change isn’t easy, but sometimes, it’s for the best. I absolutely can’t wait to see what’s next and hope you’ll all join me for the ride. Hugs and high fives to all of you. ♥

  1. Reva says:

    I know exactly how you’re feeling… it’s like you took the words right out of my mouth (a post like this is coming soon to my blog, where I’ve been absent for a couple months too).
    I’m looking forward to seeing more with Rowan Made! I hope that you feel a great relief, and some reduced stress after making the decision to break away. Change is good.

  2. Mailinh says:

    I totally see where you are coming from. I think I’ve noticed this feeling in the air with not just you but other creatives that I follow. But I’m glad you are following your heart and gut feeling. Can’t wait to see what the new Rowan Made will look. :)

  3. Laci says:

    So I seriously gasped when I read “this is one of the last posts” but you followed up with good news = ). So happy for you and your new beginnings!

  4. I’m so happy and oddly proud that you’re stayin true to you Bre. I’m about to do the same but the opposite on my blog by adding more personal posts. But the wonderful thing about the internet is that it will mould and fit your own needs. Looking forward to your Instagram posts AND the new direction of this space. Much love from one of your early early readers xo

  5. Miranti says:

    i can really relate to this post. I’m planning to start fresh with my blog to coincide with a name change and the idea honestly makes me anxious. But we need to keep moving forward, don’t we? Congrats on going with your gut. I look forward to following your Rowan Made blog.

  6. Angel Y. says:

    I think most people can totally relate, especially design bloggers about changing up their space. Looking forward to seeing your journey through Rowan Made and how everything develops for you! :)

  7. Hello Nobo says:

    When I read “this is one of the last posts”, I was so sad that I forgot to get off the tram (I think you say streetcar in US? Sorry for my english, I’m french!) and I’ve almost been late to work! But I’m super excited by your announcement for Rowan Made, can’t wait to discover this new website and blog!

  8. I can definitely understand the feeling of disconnection.

    And I’m looking forward to the new rowan made site, from the sneaks peeks you’e posted on dribble it looks like it will incredible!

  9. Kaitlyn says:

    Your decision makes sense — good for you for thinking about what’s best for you + your business instead of what may be expected from the blogging community. You will always be a source of inspiration for younger designers. Can’t wait to keep following your work.

    Thank you!! xx

  10. ella says:

    Gotta follow yo’gut! A little shocked to read this will be one of the last posts on this site but good for you. You’ll do great in whatever you do so best of luck and like everyone else -looking forward to your new site too. xo

  11. Caroline says:

    Breanna, I absolutely loved this little blog of yours. Very inspiring. And it will be greatly missed. I am starting in the design world and I am at the bottom of the ladder. But it was great to read about someone who climbed all the way up there and is now taking a new, bigger/scarier start.
    Can’t wait to see the new blog though and be assured I will be one of your regular follower!
    Best of luck!

  12. Amber says:

    Wow! Big changes- but I’m excited for you :) A new chapter!! Can’t wait to see the new Rowan Made website!

  13. Irene says:

    I love the post! Have a nice weekend:)

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