One of my 2018 resolutions is to get back on the blog. It’s curious how this space was born out of a need for creative expression, and once I dedicated my life to the expression of beauty as a makeup artist, beauty teacher, and consultant, the need for jumping on here to write about makeup trends and products slowly diminished. The busier work gets, the less I want to write about products when I get home. It’s funny how life works. It’s interesting how things change with time.
I’m looking forward to see how this space will evolve. If you’ve read my work before you know I’m into sharing the inner-workings of my mind. I have no issues opening up and being vulnerable if I think doing so will help others. I like writing about motivation, practical advice, and spirituality which is also an expression of beauty. Basically, I love writing about real shit. I have a feeling my writing will take more of that direction this year as I dig deep into a new spiritual endeavor I’ve embarked as a result of not knowing how to simply relax and give myself time to rest. I’ve learned that I need a MAJOR chill pill. I’ve also learned that I don’t breathe. I mean I obviously breathe because otherwise I’d be six feet under, but I’ve learned that I hold my breath when deeply focused on a task, like reading a book, or doing someone’s makeup (hello?). But then again, have you ever done a winged liner on someone else, your face six inches away from theirs? What about applying false lashes? I’ve literally gasped for air at the end of an application scaring the crap out my clients! Multiply that by five or six back-to-back custom makeovers and by the end, you feel like you’ve been hit by a truck. Cue breathing workshops and meditation to the rescue! I’ve literally become that millennial. On the verge of a burn-out, lead by unleashed motivation that can sometimes turn into obsession, driven by the need of perfection, trained to believe that every minute not hustling is a minute wasted. Now in my thirties, I’m teaching myself how to dial it back. How to let things go. How to BREATHE. Does any of this resonate with you?
Anyway, the signs are everywhere and I recently received a big one to share more about this spiritual journey and to continue helping others along theirs. I was reminded that my love for writing is a gift but it’s only a gift when shared with others. So here’s to this new chapter! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I share my daily meditation on my stories and I talk about journaling and the importance of a natural diet. I want you guys to leave this page with something of value and practical advice. I want to contribute to the growth in your life. Together, we can grow in the pursuit of our highest selves. Of course, I’m still available to answer any beauty questions and you will still see the occasional product review and beauty post because once a beauty junky, always a beauty junky. But for now, as I heal and as I connect with the deep need in the world for healing in the midst of so much chaos and uncertainty, I will be sharing more of this journey with you in the days to come and the tools that are helping me along the way.
It feels good to be back. Thank you for sticking with me.