My name is Mahvish and it’s a pleasure to meet you all!
It’s been a dream of mine to create a blog for years, and I can’t believe that the day is actually here. Throughout the years I kept making excuses of why I shouldn’t start my blog- “Oh, my laptop broke,” “I’m too busy with school”, “Oh, it’s too late now; there are already so many amazing blogs out there. Who’s going to see or enjoy mine?” I think it was the fear of putting myself out there that manifested into these excuses (I graduated with my degree in psychology and sociology, so be prepared for tons of psychological
analysis over-analysis of things haha). There are many YouTubers and bloggers out there that ignited my spark to start a blog way back when, such as CarahAmelie and GlamLifeGuru. Recently, I met someone amazing who motivated me to finally make my dream a reality, so thank you Aneela! She has a blog as well; make sure you guys go check her out at http://thedesiknot.blogspot.ca/. My husband has also been immensely helpful and supportive with my blog, so a big thank you to you as well love.
Ok…so here we go! I am READY to put my fears aside and to embark on this new wonderful journey where I put myself out there for the world to see/judge/hate/love!
I suppose it would be best to begin with how I came up with the name for my site- a name that was going to represent all that I am. I knew I wanted “Mahvelous” in it, because it was a unique play on my name, Mahvish. So I started with “The Mahvelous Diaries,” “The Mahvelous Gazette, and “The Mahvelous Journal.” You know…the typical, but the typical wasn’t good enough! A few nights ago, my husband and I were discussing blog names and he came up with some names that I loved. One of my favorites was The Mahvelous Lens. Aneela had brought up the name, “The Mahvelous Musings,” which I tweaked to “The Mahvelous Muse.” These were my top two names, but being the indecisive person that I am I could not, for the life of me, decide which name would BEST represent me for this blog. I’m such an over-thinker, so this process to decide the name was a tough one. A few hours ago (on October 19th), I was telling my best friend (my sister-in-law who I consider to be my own sister/my mini me) about this blog and I told her the two names. We decided to write the two names down, each on separate papers. We then prayed that God to help us choose the best name for this blog, closed our eyes, and picked a piece of paper. Here’s a picture of her picking the name (almost 500 miles away in New Jersey).
Here’s the picture I took right after I chose mine (here in Vaughan, Canada).
And that was it! My blog name was decided. So, a warm welcome to my blog, The Mahvelous Lens! I am beyond excited that this was the name that we both picked (by chance or by Godly will). To me, it’s the perfect name to represent me as this blog will be a lens into my life, my thoughts, who I am, and what I love. Coincidentally, I also love photography! The content I post is going to encompass a hodgepodge of all of my hobbies and passions. There’s going to be a bit of lifestyle, beauty/fashion, advice, photography, snippets of the city life and the suburban life, my journey on learning to be positive, baking/cooking, and much more.
I have the longest list of blog post ideas and it just keeps growing by the hour. There’s so much I want to put out into the world and write about! I hope you guys are as ecstatic as I am! My hopes are that my blog can be a safe place for all of us to talk openly and kindly, that we can inspire each other creatively, and that we can help each other grow. Hop aboard on this new journey of mine and stay tuned for all that there is to come! I’d love to have you guys along for the ride as The Mahvelous Lens grows and changes as I grow and change.