Welcome to Southern Sophisticated. I’m excited for this new chapter in my blog with a new name and fresher blog layout. I wanted to start out by introducing myself so maybe you can get to know me a little more.
I’m Naomi Noel Trevino. I was born and raised outside of Houston which is where I still live for now. Even as a little girl, I’ve always had an interest in the artistic and creative outlets starting with dancing and acting. At age 2, I started ballet lessons and I continued for many years eventually making it to pointe level which was a senior level class at age 11. I lived and breathed dance taking classes up to 6 days a week and I would practice on my off times. There was a moment that I discussed going professional but I realized that I want to continue dancing as a hobby and I wanted to go to college.
In 7th grade, I discovered my love of writing and would often write poetry and short stories. Writing became a creative outlet for me and later become therapeutic during some low and dark points in my life. Seventh grade was a big year for me too because I decided then as a 12 year old what I wanted my major to be in college. My decision to study psychology was spearheaded by a dramatic observance at my middle school. A few girls had eating disorders and one was hospitalized for it. I saw the kids around me falling to peer pressure. It broke my heart to see my peers hurting and broken. It sparked a fire inside of me to work with that age group someday and study psychology and counseling. Flash forward several years and now I have my Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Psychology!
Something that has always been with me my whole life is my love for creativity. This is one of the reasons I knew in high school that I wanted to start a blog. Blogging wasn’t really a big deal then. In college, I told my mom I would start a blog. At the time, I didn’t have money to start one. But honestly the real reason I never started a blog years ago is because I didn’t believe I could do it. I was afraid and I let fear get in the way.
Finally, I got the courage to start my blog. It was a bumpy start but when I did launch it, it felt right. My creativity is on full fledged mode with blogging and I love it. Blogging is work and has its challenges but I love learning. I love the people I have connected with. I love the fact that I get to have this blog and make it my own. Today, my blog starts a new chapter with a new name. Southern Sophisticated is a name I’ve always used to describe my style and I’ve sat on this name for a year. I ran it by some bloggers friends and my mom. It was no brainer that this name was the next chapter in my blog. Moving forward the focus of this blog is the same with style/fashion and inspirational posts being my niche.
I’m going to wrap this up because I could write for ages lol. But I don’t want to ramble. In closing, I want to thank you for your support. This blog is something fun because of you the readers. I would encourage you to never let fear freeze you into a place of mediocrity. If you have something in your heart, go for it. It took me a few years to get the courage to start a blog, but I did it. It is never too late to follow what is in your heart to do. I believe in you! Comment below. I would love to hear from you!
Love, Naomi Noel
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