One year: Time for some changes!

(Tomorrow! But I'm sticking to routine and posting today ☺️ )

-If you want to skip all the sappy, reflective stuff,
 scroll down till you see some more orange!-

I started my blog for three main reasons:

1. As a journalism student, I really wanted to get my hands into developing my own content and getting involved in the practice of what I'm learning.

2. I wanted some change, something to experiment with, a new challenge.

3. I respected (and still do!) the effort, creativity and thought behind blogging - and the sharing of content blogging enables. To be able to read someone's thoughts, on any topic, at the click of a button, it's something I feel incredibly fortunate about.

But, I've gotten so, so, so much more out of it than I ever anticipated.

I have a whole collection of posts to look back on. Sometimes I love to sit and reminisce about what I have done over the last year, what I was thinking about, what I enjoyed writing about. 
I love it.

Even more lovely and exciting are the amazing people and posts I've gotten to connect with through blogging.

I said in my first post ever:

And it really has been fun!
And inspiring, and eye-opening, and so much more!


And, now that I've had a year with my blog, it's time for some growth and a couple changes!

When I initially tried to figure out how to describe my blog, I said this:

And, that still hasn't changed.

But, today, I want to change two things.

Like I said earlier, I started my blog to get some journalism practice and exposure, and so I had just kept my blog name as

I've been contemplating changing that for a long time now, and this felt like the perfect milestone to do it on!



An honest, conversational, genuine blog between you and myself ☺️ 

I chose this word because this blog is a product of my pensive contemplation and thoughts on a whole array of random topics...and a whole lot of rambling (typical Raashi, am I right?).

I have a lot of random nicknames, but Raa will always be one of my favourites. 

This nickname was created by one of my best friends in our  Grade 8 History class.
We were covering Egyptian history and learnt about Sun God, Raa
(who is technically referred to as Ra, and is technically a male, but, technicalities! :P).

Apart from the obvious similarity with the start of my name, I adored everything this deity stood for:
Light, warmth, and growth.

As a lot of you would already know from my Good News posts and The Importance of Positivity post I always talk about, I am all about focusing on love and light. 
It feels perfect to bring this nickname I adore into my blog permanently ☺️ 

My other change?
It is something I have been meaning to do for FOREVER, and so many of you have told me to!


Bear with me as I try to figure this whole thing out and start following some of your lovely selves, haha :P

My twitter handle is reflectionbyraa, cause 15 character limits apparently dislike my new blog name that I love so dearly :P

Thank you for all of those who read this post which is so special to me,
and to those that have read and supported this little space during its first year.
It's meant a whole, whole lot. ❤️

New blog post will be up next Tuesday!

Until then, you can: Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Or follow me below at - 
They're all linked so you should just be able to click on them! :)




  1. Amazing post, I love it, inspiring, thank you for sharing!!!


  2. Happy Blogiversary and excited for the new changes as well!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  3. OMG Raashi, I typed your blog name into google and it came up as deleted, had a mini panic attack then read your comments and found you changed the URL haha! But yaaas, I love it! And now you shall be called Raa whenever I refer to you ♥

  4. happy blogiversary, lovely! the first thing i thought of when i saw your new blog name was ra/amun ra, haha! (great minds, eh!) lovely lil' changes, and here's to many more blogging years for you:--) xx

  5. Happy blogiversary, that's so exciting! Looking forward to your blog changes and many more blogiversaries to come! x

    Sally - DiagonSally

  6. Happy Blogiversary! Can't wait to see your blog evolving even more and celebrating as many blogiversaries as possible!


  7. happy blog aniversary! keep up the good work, i always enjoy your blog
    have a great weekend

  8. Eeek, Raa, this is huge, congratulations on one year! I'm LOVING the new name and can't wait to see what you'll be bringing to Reflections with Raa in the future!


  9. How lovely! Happy Blogiversary! I love the creativity that comes with blogging, too, and there are so many overall benefits to it :) I don't know what I did before I had a blog haha! Congrats on getting Twitter as well! Although it is SO addictive, it's the first thing I check in the morning when I wake up! Great post! Keep on blogging and doing what makes you happy ❤️

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

  10. You already know how very excited I am that you FINALLY HAVE TWITTER! I just can't believe it took so long! ;) I adore the new name and I think it's perfect for you, what a great way to celebrate your blogiversary! Excited to see what else is to come for you!

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