There were a lot of factors in my life that lead me into the blogging world. 2010 was a very eventful (to say the least) year for me and I was determined to make 2011 just as eventful. haha. With a few notable differences.... I could do without ending a 4 year relationship, being (pretty much) unemployed, and broke. So maybe I should clear that up.....I was determined to make 2011 the year of positive life changing events! Looking back at all that went down in 2010, I regret that I didn't have this outlet as therapy. I made a promise to myself that this year would be diffferent. And no matter how miniscule, hilarious, or embarrassing the events of the year may be, they would be documented. And put out in the universe for everyone to see.
I struggled a lot with the decision to start this blog. I didn't know if I could be as open as I wanted to be, if I would get made fun of, or if people would even care to read what I had to say. After a lot of self reflection, I decided I just didn't care. And for this whole blog writing thing to accomplish what I wanted it to accomplish, I couldn't care. And here I am today....almost six months into this adventure.
Over the last few months I've written about many things....make-up, wish lists, music I like....But most importantly, I have let my guard down several times and let you all into the parts of my life that really make me, me. Work drama, family events and there was definitely embarrassment -- crying in Ulta because I didn't have $8 to buy nail polish, promiscuous nights on the street corner with ballers, etc. And I don't regret a minute of it.
In the last month or so, I had lost sight of all the reasons that got me here, and my posts suffered because of it. So I'm writing today to make a promise to you all, but mostly myself, to stay focused on why I loved this so much at the beginning, and continue to write, for all of those reasons.
As I am reflecting over my short lived blog journey, I felt it was important to give credit to the blogs that I credit with getting me here, and keeping me here. These are the gals that get me to log in everyday. They make me laugh, sometimes even cry, they've taught me about make-up and home decor.....but most importantly, they've helped me to realize I'm not alone in all of this, and I'm not the only one with embarrassing stories about 19 year old boys ;)
So here they are, in no particular order...
And these ladies...
(I couldn't find your buttons, if you have one, I'm sorry)