Let’s catch up, it’s been a while. Hi. For about a month or two I have been all but missing from the world of blogging and Instagram. Let’s talk about that.
2017 has brought a lot of changes to my life, changes that have proven to be great, but still required my adjustment. And for a little while, I was feeling lost in this saturated realm of bloggers. I wondered, what content do I produce that is so different from everybody else’s? What is so important about me that I have created this website, this identity around my life? And honestly, when I thought about it... nothing. Nothing about what I have been contributing the last few months has been really important. Maybe it’s due to the realities of this world that seems to grow crazier and scarier everyday but I feel my work hasn't been important enough to be posted. I started feeling this insane shallowness and guiltiness for being a blogger who hasn’t found her place. I felt like makeup and hair and fashion and pictures of pretty things were just so pointless during this time. So I stopped, I did some thinking. I thought about who I wanted to be and who I wanted to represent here on my platform. And I think I’ve come to find it.
I still love fashion. I still wear makeup. I still buy a lot of shoes. In fact I bought two new pairs of boots this week. But that is most certainly not all I do. And it is not all I want to represent. From the beginning, I have always wanted my blog to be a place of positive energy and self-love; for readers to come to and feel good about who they are, and what they have to offer. But I don’t feel like I’ve offered this as of late. My content has been superficial; fake almost. The life I represent online was getting too far away from the reality I lived everyday. Because I’m more than the perfectly edited photographs that almost don't look like me and the happy-go-lucky persona that I don't always represent in real life. I am human. I have bad days, lots of them. And it’s time I stop hiding them.
So here we are. 2017. What a whirlwind it’s been already. I moved back home to Burlington, Vermont where I feel absolutely NO fashion inspiration, but I’m working a job I love. I have been going to the gym and trying to create a lifestyle to be proud of, but it’s proved to bring out a lot of insecurities within me. I haven’t wanted to post anything because I haven’t felt like I have anything to provide that's worth seeing. But I want that to change. This year I want to be about more than clothes and shoes. I want to talk about my life. I want to talk about real issues. When I am not having a good day, I want to be able to write about it, to overcome it. I want to talk about my actual life, I don’t just want to show photos of my possessions. So if you’re down with this change, I hope you’ll stick with me this year, because I have a feeling it’s going to be really fulfilling.
What to expect from me: fitness, personal life, issues I care strongly about, my boyfriend, mental health, my friends, cooking, my career goals, challenges, successes, and many more aspects of my LIFE. Along with the usual fashion and beauty posts. Let's do this.