Sunday, 10 February 2013

A change of direction...

So many of you lovely readers have contacted me to inquire where I have been hiding so I thought it best to write a little message to you all.

2012 was such a fantastic year for me. So many amazing things happened! I got engaged (squeal), got a big promotion at work, passed all my exams keeping me on track to gaining the financial qualification I have been studying for and have been involved in some exciting fashion and beauty projects. I am so happy and blessed and greatful for everything in my life. I can't thank you all enough for your support and your enthusiasm over this blog and my YouTube channel and I really do appreciate every comment, tweet and e-mail and the time you take out of your day to spend in my little world.

I am still incredibly passionate about beauty, fashion and all the girly fun that comes with this blog, however, I do see that there will have to be a slight change in direction.

At the end of last year I was still working full time, studying, commuting on the weekends to spend time with the boy in Liverpool, attending 3/4 events in the evenings every week and starting to plan a wedding (which, in truth, has been the most difficult task of all). As you can imagine this left me with very little time for anything else and made me lose enthusiasm - some days I felt like life was just going through the motions. I was honestly quite exhausted, often staying up till 2am to get all my work done and starting it all over again the next day.

One of the reasons I decided not to make blogging/ youtubing my day job is that I love variety. In some ways I like the fact that I have a serious job in the City, and that I can be successful without wearing a boring black suit everyday into the office. I can have a challenging career, while still preserving my individuality and femininity. I never want my love of beauty and fashion to become a job. I want to keep it a hobby - something I am excited about and I thoroughly enjoy, not something I have to do to pay my mortgage. I would much rather sit in a meeting about the future of commodities and then run off to learn all about the latest mascara and be excited by both. I'm not ashamed of being a geek...

I love this blog, I love my readers and I love all the friends that I have made through blogging, but as I get older I feel that my audience grows with me so I hope that you understand this slight change in direction. I am going to really make an effort to make this blog more personal and include a greater variety of topics. I want it to mature with me and reflect other interests that I have thus far only touched on.

My life is so full of contrasts and I feel that this blog hasn't reflected all those dimensions. I want to make a real effort this year to live my life to its fullest, and if that means reading fewer press releases, spending less hours behind a computer and more time with my friends enjoying all London (and who knows where else) has to offer I am ready to do that. Hopefully those experiences will make for more exciting content, both in life and online!

I really do hope that you want to come on this journey with me... even if it may contain a little less eyeshadow! xxx

16 comments:

  1. I think it will be a lot of fun to read your new material!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  2. I've just started the same process and it feels great to explore new avenues in my writing. It sounds like life is wonderful for you at the moment so we'll all continue to love reading about it, I'm sure!

    Good luck on your journey xx

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  3. This sounds fab! i love reading blogs but I must admit, as I get older, I prefer blogs that have a more rounded feel and more dimension to them. I myself have hit a similar cross roads, (although Im way older than you lol) and it feel good to explore!
    Good luck with it all xxx

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  4. Been a follower of yours for years - you were the first person that I discovered in the 'beauty community' - would love to see what else you have planned for the blog - exciting!xxx

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  5. I absolutely agree with keeping beauty as a hobby. What is your hair color? It's absolutley stunning!

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  7. I think all of us read your blog for you, not just for the beauty. So I think we all will still be reading your lovely blogposts :) glad to see you enjoying life to the full! xx

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  8. I think this is a fantastic idea. I completely understand how you feel- I also work in the finance industry - trying to juggle studying for chartered exams whilst working for a major Global Bank... it is hard!! I am even more excited about reading your blog now! :) and congratulations on your exam passing and promotion... 2.5 more years for me until I have completed my exams... maybe you can do your first blog post on time management ;) XX

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  14. aw how lovely - I'd love to see this type of change, and I'm sure a lot of your other readers would too. I've followed your journey since you first started so it's lovely to see you at this stage. good luck with it all x
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