Updated: Jan 30
Where to even begin? I KNOW that it has been FOREVER since I last blogged. Ugh! I always tell myself that I will get better at this blogging thing and blog consistently, but honestly I think I might be setting myself up for disaster if I tell myself that. Life has been interesting to say the least. My boyfriend and I moved to a beautiful coastal town in CT called Rowayton. I live in a little enclave right by the beach. My life is pretty good and I never for a moment take it for granted. I have recently discovered on Ancestry.com that I have four siblings on my fathers side, an aunt and nieces and nephews! Thats a lot to take in, eh? Such a whirlwind. They are all beautiful people though. Inside and out. I am lucky. Anywho....
Moving is always stressful though. We had a lot of stuff and when I say "we" I actually mean my partner. Sorry my love, but it's true! I have always been a minimalist but I do like to have a nice and cozy home with some stuff. Couches, dining room tables, coffee tables, kitchen tables, rugs, lamps, beds, lol you know all the basic essentials with a few nicknacks from traveling OH and art. That's an absolute must.
Anyway... We also got a sweet puppy. Her name is Sheli. She's a mini golden doodle and my goodness is she presh! She is 9 months old and is the love of my life. She's sweet and always happy, but thats what puppies are like right? Just a bundle of pure love. However, my sweet Sheli girl was diagnosed with an unknown neurological disorder. It is heartbreaking and stressful all at once. I never signed up for this, but life can sometimes throw you curve balls and its all about how you dodge them, am I right? With that being said she is happy and she is being well taken care for and loved. We will survive and so will Sheli. We had to adjust our lives to hers and she's completely dependent on us. We love her and thats all that matters. We will always be here to be supportive and understanding. She is my fur baby after all :) The things we do for our furry friends. It's amazing.
So what else is going on other than new home, relocation, new puppy? Hmmm... I would have to say A LOT! As far as social media/graphic design goes (my side hustle and intellectual creative outlet) it's been good. I've been working with several brands, start ups, etc. It's all been fun, but I'm not going to pursue it as my career. It's just a hobby and I do get paid for it as well, but it's not my serious gig. Sometimes you have to try new things out to see if its a fit :) I still am very active in the beauty world. Thats in my DNA. I have been doing this FOR YEARS!!!
Instagram is doing OK. Ive kind of let that slip and my following count has dropped by 8,000. That is a lot BUT on the flip side I totally understand why that happened. I need to stay consistent with that platform. That's where all my business comes from and word of mouth.
I won't lie, last year I went through a depression and felt lost. I didn't know what I was doing or where I was going and basically dropped off the face of the internet. I guess you can say I needed a digital detox. It all became way too consuming. I feel like this year I have clarity, sense of who I am and where I am going with my life. Life in general is unpredictable and I need to stop putting so much pressure on myself. I need to have fun and just know that everything is going to be ok. It isn't the end of the world.
So with all that being said and done... My life will always have twists and turns and unpredictable nonsense going on, but honestly that is life. I can't fight it, but what I will do is try to stay more on top of blogging, social media and YouTube. I have been filming and editing but its all on private and I've been doing that for a year now.... I think it's time I show the world who I really am and talk about my love for cosmetics, lifestyle, beauty, etc etc etc.
All right my loves, it's time for me to hit the road! I will be back tomorrow and I will blog about a GORGEOUS cosmetic line that I recently discovered. I'm totally and utterly obsessed with it that I threw out all my other cosmetics. Yep, true story.