Hello, World!

July 17, 2013

“Hello, World!”

The simple phrase that comes standard on all WordPress templates! I would see the phrase all too often when I’d log into the Society Chic portal to write a post for the day. It all started with this website. It actually changed my life and the way I think about things. It was a new beginning and a start to making amazing connections, life-long friends and forced me to start honing in on what life was trying to tell me. Society Chic has given me a chance to express myself in ways that I didn’t think were possible. I remember the beginning days of the site and how excited we all were to begin posting. We’d have weekly group texts about what we’d talk about next and we actually had DAYS designated for who would post when. It was our “baby” and we were convinced that there was not another baby on earth cuter than ours! Then, slowly the posts began to wither away. Not because we didn’t love to do them – but because LIFE happened. Our group is so versatile and ambitious. We all began to go down paths that neither of us knew we’d go down. I knew and understood that sooner or later we’d have our hands tied at different points in time and that I’d need to make a decision that I felt was right for myself and our group.

So, it’s with great joy and sadness (you’ve got to have the best of both worlds, right?) that I tell you Society Chic will be going on a permanent hiatus. I’ve taken the accountability of our site and will be carrying the torch from here. Marti, Noche, and Waffles are following their dreams and I am beyond grateful that they were able to understand this opportunity for growth and really let me spread my wings. I knew going into this that I’d be creating a bond with three individuals that would never be broken and I fully intend on carrying them with me for the rest of my life.

Within the coming months, you’ll see a new name, a new site, and even better content. I had to do this in order to really and truly cater towards the market that I KNOW and love – Fashion & Design! I want to bring you content that I think, I myself, would find interesting. Video tutorials and style posts, design inspiration and DIY projects – everything you’ve been reading, but better!

As individuals we grow and learn new things about ourselves everyday and not a day will go by where I am not thankful for my creative team! They supported me in the journey to start Society Chic and they still support me as I merge onto my own site. There’s something to say about people who follow their dreams.. They’re bold as hell. They close their eyes and know they’re going to hit the ground running. If there’s one thing that Society Chic has taught me, it’s that no matter who you are, what walk of life you come from, if you strive to be something or be someone – be it. Don’t worry about what everyone thinks. If you’re putting your heart on the line to do something you love, people will hold onto that and know it’s genuine. They’ll follow in your footsteps and create amazing things for the world to see because they’re inspired by your courage.

I have a lot of work to do within the next couple months, but can only hope that our followers (you) support me in this bold move and continue to watch the site grow into what I know it can become. Your emails and comments are the foundation that I built this site off of. Knowing what you wanted, listening to what you liked and didn’t like. I will always continue to bring you material that you’ll be proud of. I will answer any and all questions that you have and thank you so much for being a dedicated reader of Society Chic. You have and will always mean the world to me!

Love Always,

- M

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  • Reply Alejandra July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comadre Melissa, I think what you are doing with this site is wonderful! Keep doing what you’re doing. If this is what inspires you, then I’m all for it and I stand behind you 110%. Keep it going! You doing it doll!
    Love you!

    • Reply Melissa July 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      You’re wonderful. Thank you so much for the kind words. Don’t know how I’d go about doing anything without your love and support!

  • Reply Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    The only things that work in life are the ones done with love and determination, if you love something don’t wait for it to come to you. Go get it! It sounds like you are very determined, so believe me with your determination you will reach success.

    • Reply Anonymous July 18, 2013 at 3:51 AM

      Best advice ever!

  • Reply Drizzy Dre July 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Meli Mel what can I say!! At a young age you have done it. You have found what ppl has been searching for their whole life and that’s true success. People associate true success with money and ppl screaming your name but its also something totally different as well. You have found something you loved and you are making it happen things happen and that’s part of life but you establish great supportive friends to last you a life time that are all different and added something that you needed and now your going into something else to make nobody else happy but your self and once you have done that people can share that happiness with because you did something you love and are proud of thru ups and downs!!

    • Reply Melissa July 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Thank you SO much, Dre! You’re always a very loving and supporting friend and I’m lucky to have you in my life!

  • Reply Olivia July 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    This is really cool! I think you are going to do reallt good and want to see what you come up with next!

    • Reply Melissa July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Thank you very much, Olivia!

  • Reply Adri July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Everything that is coming to this site is going to be beyond incredible. You and the Society Chic team have shown only a portion of your capabilities & what’s important to each individual. You Melissa haveshared I know a big part of you in this website , but I am beyond lucky to know more tjan the side we all see and love on here already !! Go get em ‘. You got this . The site will be beyond PRESH !!

    • Reply Melissa July 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Thank you, love! I’m really excited to see what the future holds and can’t wait to start sharing! :)

  • Reply Noche July 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    New is always better… All things must conclude for something better to take its place. And then we are left wondering how we managed before in the first place. Just think how dope playstation was when it first came out. You had crash bandicoot and tekken, new and rich 3d worlds packed with pixels of pleasure. Then ps2 came at us with gta 3 and the world was like wtf is this??? I can steal cars and blow up hookers with a bazooka. life cant get better!!! And it did cause now you can play call of duty online with a 70 year old monk in tibet on 30 kill streak, who is breaking their vow of silence just to tell you how much you suck. Thes end of SC is only the beginning of something doper. Your like ps4, and the world better be ready for your bazookas and kill streaks!!!

    • Reply Melissa July 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      New is always better! Having your support means the absolute most to me. SC is always going to be a part of my life no matter where I am! :_

  • Reply Julie July 18, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    I just can’t wait to see it, this is going to be so awesome, you are so young and it is amazing to see everything that you have already accomplished, I am looking forward to see where you are going to go next, I am so very proud of you mama, I feel so lucky and privilege to be your mother.

    • Reply Melissa July 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      I AM the lucky one to have YOU in my life! Don’t know where I’d be without you, julita!

  • Reply Amy Jean July 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    So proud of you, m’dear! I know you will do even bigger things with your new venture. Best of luck to you and keep up the hard work and dedication. ” If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” You are anything but ordinary, girlfren! lol Love you to pieces and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

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      Thank you so much, beans! Means SO much!

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