Why I’ve been M.I.A…

Hey guys… its been a while I know.  I have been taking a little break from social media recently for a few reasons, and thought I’d tell you a bit about it if you are interested…

I am ready to get back to my favourite hobby so I’ve taken myself off to Costa coffee to write some blogs 🙂

I’ve just walked in here determined and focused, ordered my latte, picked my table near a plug socket, slowly lowered my latte to set it down and clumsy me tipped the whole glass and not a single drop was left in it. Embarrassing! I am keeping my head down and trying not to make eye contact with anyone…

So, my break from Instagram and blogging came around the time of the horrific terrorism attacks in London and Manchester.  I cannot express how much it deeply upsets me.  Innocent people should not suffer at the hands of others.  I was struggling to find the point to this blogging lark to be honest. And not just blogging, but the whole beauty community, products, creativity, the whole shebang.  I couldn’t find my way to keep it going.

I then had a bit of bad news following a visit to my doctor, which has put a big question mark over my future in so many ways and has come as a bit of a shock.  I am on an NHS waiting list, to be added to a waiting list, so I am none the wiser.  Needless to say I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself 🙁

I also have a fairly new job (that’s very busy) and found it hard to squeeze in any exercise into my daily routine, and a longish commute means I don’t want to cook when I get home or do too much on the weekends (and fitting blogging and photographing my beautiful products in between) has meant I have been feeling lethargic.  My lifestyle was not sustainable and I guess you could say I have been stuck in a rut and something had to change.

I decided to take control of my health and put myself first for a while, so that is a big part of my radio silence.

This month I exchanged my makeup spending budget for a Fitbit, gym membership and workout clothes.  My Fitbit is amazing and I wish I bought one a long time ago.  It was rather shocking to see how little sleep and exercise I was getting.

The picture at the top of this blog post is from a Welsh mountain I climbed with my friends on the weekend. It is so lovely to be in the outside world again, admire the beauty and find myself again.

I am feeling way more positive now, planning a realistic schedule of blogging, working my day job and spending time with family and friends is helping me feel less frantic in my mind.

Thank you to everyone who has stuck around during my silence and for the support you have given me, I love my beauty community and although there is so much hurt in this world, I realise how much many of us need to play with makeup and skincare to distract us from the hurt and sadness around and that it is so much more than material items.

I love you all! xxx


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