I’m writing you from sunny 90° Arizona, poolside, coffee in hand. I know it’s been awhile and I’ve neglected my quarantine pet project. I had so many ideas of things I wanted to do back when there was nothing to do and the entire world was shut down. Truth be told I still have five million ideas swirling in my head at all times. The problem is I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I get caught up in all the small details (things that don’t even matter and I’m sure you won’t even notice, like links opening in new windows and what color scheme is the perfect amount of user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing). See, I told you.
Last night I got to thinking I really needed to overhaul this website and get it off the ground… give it the love and attention I never did back when I first launched it. After hours of fixing neglected technical issues and contemplating what I wanted to visually change I realized all of those little things didn’t matter if I wasn’t using this platform for its actual purpose, talking to all of you! All three of you to be exact (hi mom). Which lead me down another rabbit hole: what direction do I want to take this blog in? I started doing some research and thinking about who my favorite online personalities were. When I started this blog originally I wondered if blogging was obsolete and then I discovered that there are apparently many lifestyle bloggers with their southern mansions in Tennessee, so hey, here’s hoping my 3 viewers (love you all) turns into a mansion one day. Kidding not kidding.
Anyway, I digress, my favorite online personalities are RELATABLE… vulnerable even. Arguably the hardest part about being an online personality is putting it all out there for the world to judge, but for every 1 person that’s judging you there are 10 who are resonating with you and finding value in your content. The best gift 2020 ever gave me was the courage to step out of my comfort zone and stop caring what people thought of me.
I started this blog and started posting content online for people who knew me in my personal life to see (eek!)… talking to the camera and posting about makeup all the time, how awkward. And you know what I realized? Nobody cared. Or at least I didn’t notice because I work remotely and I don’t have to face people in real life at the office after I just posted online about my Ulta haul that I’m so excited about, which I’m ok with too. The older I get the more I realize that people are innately focused on themselves hardly even notice the things we think are so embarrassing. And if they are, well, it’s 2022 and being a mean girl is definitely out of style.
One of my favorite online personalities I had the pleasure of meeting when I was in college. Fast forward to today I still follow her journey because she is one of the most relatable and candid people I’ve ever met. Seriously, writing about your love life for the world to read takes guts and I am here it. If you want a good laugh and some serious relatability you should check out one of her (3!) best selling books.
So, what can you expect to see from me? Probably not my love life turned into a best selling book but I hope to give you a bit of everything. I want to draw from life experiences to share with you in a relatable way but also there will be a whole lot of makeup and all things GLAM. The world is my oyster, as my boyfriend says 😂
Fun fact, I actually ran a blog for YEARS when I was a kid/teen, probably in a much less cohesive way, but then again it wasn’t quite the 2000s if you didn’t have an unhinged MySpace account. Ah, talking to strangers on the internet on AOL instant messenger when your mom thought you were doing homework sure was a time to be alive (mom if you are reading this still this is 100% a joke and not at all based on true life events). Can I get a collective sigh of relief that era was before the internet blew up?
Before I incriminate myself further I think this is a good place to end for my re-introduction to the digital world. I hope you stick around and subscribe because I spent about a hour last night making sure my MailChimp email notifications were working properly (and also aesthetically pleasing). Head on over to the sidebar, press subscribe, and never miss a post from me because I hope to be your new favorite internet personality 😊
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