taking a big leap...

I have never been so scared and so excited in my life. Recently I handed in my notice at Real Living magazine so that I can become a freelance writer and stylist. I've never worked as a freelancer and so that goes some way to explain the fear part of the equation. I've always been one of those secure-and-steady-job types. But a funny thing happened on the way to putting this blog together every day - I became inspired myself. I read over and over again about people taking the leap into a brave new world. I read testimonials proclaiming that working for themself was the best decision they'd ever made. I read that you have to trust yourself. Time and time again.

I have loved every minute working at Real Living. It's been a dream job in many respects. But after almost five years I believe that it's time to evolve. When I worry about whether I'm making the right decision, I remind myself that this time last year I had never styled a shoot before in my life. I gave that a chance, and look what happened. Now, I'm putting a portfolio and website together filled with images of my work.

There are some other personal projects that I want to focus on too. Hopefully in months to come I'll be able to reveal more about them.

So what does this mean for Daily Imprint? Well, bigger and better. I will have more time to seek out amazing interviews and to give the design of the site a little more attention. I would really appreciate your feedback on what you love (or don't), and what you would like to see more (or less) of when it comes to the design and content.

You may notice that I've already made some changes. As part of the plan to make improvements I've partnered with some of my favourite brands to sponsor the site. They wouldn't be here if I didn't believe in them, and the journeys they've taken - that is really important to me. Many of them have already been featured on Daily Imprint and so I've provided links to their interviews. If you have a look over them again I'm sure you'll understand why I've chosen to partner with them.

I look forward to hearing your feedback. And for those of you who are interested in contacting me about being a sponsor, click on the image above for a little more info. Alternatively you can contact me natalie[at]nataliewalton.com

Wish me luck!