Story Time | The Meaning Behind Bella Inizio

3rd October 2017

I genuinely believe that the blogging community is like a little family. Everyone is so incredibly supportive and wants to see others succeed. It is without a doubt one of my favourite aspects of blogging, and something I wouldn’t trade for the world. With this in mind, I want to be completely honest and open, as I have seen many bloggers I love do. I’m going to share the meaning behind Bella Inizio.

I’ve said before in some of my first ever posts (that have probably been archived as they’re utterly horrendous) that my name isn’t Bella Inizio. I actively chose this name when I created my blog. Bella Inizio is Italian for ‘beautiful beginning’. And that’s exactly what I wanted this new and exciting chapter to be, beautiful. Why the beginning you may ask? Well, I don’t want to go into too much detail in this post, but I was harassed and stalked for the best part of 2 years by a work colleague.

This person was charged and released on bail, on the condition that I was not to be contacted in anyway, shape or form. However, I had created my first original blog, which was sadly found. An alias was created to contact me through my blog, reading my posts and commenting on anything I would write. As a result, I had to permanently delete my beloved blog and I was utterly heart broken.

Happily it wasn’t all in vain, after 2 years, 2 court appearances and 2 times on the stand, criminal charges and a restraining order were put into place. I was finally free. Free to live my life without looking over my shoulder, free to do and say anything I felt like. I have never felt anything like it.

And the best part of a year later, here we are. My blog has grown more than I could have ever dreamed of. And I’m so grateful to every single person who has ever read one of my posts. Bella Inizio has given me more confidence, more opportunities and a sense of purpose that I had only scratched the surface at before. Bella Inizio is a part of my identity now, and I will always write as Bella but thanks to this beautiful beginning and the love and support you have shown me I am finally free to tell you my name, Jade.

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23 responses to “Story Time | The Meaning Behind Bella Inizio”

  1. Roxanne says:

    Omg I thought your name was Bella! But itls such a nice meaning, thanks for sharing❤️ Also, Jade is a beautiful name 🙂

  2. Vinny says:

    Beautiful post 💕 Also, loving your blog! All the best 🙂
    Vinny |

  3. Siyana says:

    Jade! No way! I always thought you were Bella (because I actually know a few people named Bella, so for me that was a legit name).

    I’m really glad you finally got rid of that creep and life your life in peace! <3

    • bellainizio says:

      Haha it is a legit name, just means beautiful in Italian .. I think anyway! Thank you though my lovely, so good to share! 🙊❤️

  4. Cherylene says:

    I’m sorry that you had to endure something like that. Thank you for sharing with us. It is a pleasure to meet you Jade. 🙂 You have a wonderful blog. I’m glad you never stopped blogging as a result.

  5. lifeofangela says:

    Nice to officially meet you Jade 🙂
    I’m glad you can move past that horrible chapter in your life, and your blog Bella Inizio is incredible!! 😀 Thanks for sharing with us 🙂 <3

    • bellainizio says:

      You’re too kind to me sugar plum! 💕 thank you for your kind words! So nice to finally share with everyone xx

  6. True Bliss says:

    This was amazing to read and I am sure took a lot of courage to write. So happy that you were able to start another blog as your new beginning. xo

  7. Asakemi says:

    Pleased to meet you, Jade! I’m sorry you had to go through that whole stress! Continue to enjoy this new beginning! Good to see you happy

  8. Go Jade! Loving your work! A real pleasure to read your story. Happy to hear all worked out ok.

  9. wow what a beautiful meaning! I’ve always wondered! xoxo

  10. Elena says:

    I love your blog and after reading this post, my respect for your work and passion that flows into your blog has even grown bigger! You can be so proud of you!
    Love, Elena

    • bellainizio says:

      Thank you so much angel, means the world to me 💕 was a bit frightened to make this post in all honesty, but overwhelmed with how lovely everyone’s been! Xx

  11. I’m so sorry to hear this happened to you lovely. I totally thought all this time your name was Bella, such a great story. X

    • bellainizio says:

      Thank you lovely 💘 haha I think a lot of people did, confusing everyone haha! Thank you for reading angel 😘

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