Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Why Did I Start A Blog?

Greetings Earthlings! 

*This post is going to be more of a diary style...*

So I've been evaluating some things lately... I don't want to get too deep, but I'm starting to question myself a little.. My career hasn't gone how I had planed or hoped it would, and that has affected my confidence a little... So lately I've been upset with myself for not blogging more, but at the same time, I haven't been very inspired.. I asked myself some hard questions. "What does it take to be inspired?" "What was the reason you decided to blog in the first place?" Geez, Ashley, You don't beat around the bush do you?

I wanted to start a blog so that I could have a platform to be able to talk about the things that I'm passionate about.

I don’t have too many friends in real life. Not because I don’t want them, but I have a hard time connecting with people. Part of my problem is insecurity, and equal parts anxiety and depression.. Yep.. That lovely cocktail of worrying, over-thinking everything, and a debilitating lack of desire to get out of my comfort-zone.

So, like many before me, I thought a blog would be a good way to get my self out of my comfort zone and make some friends who have similar interests without necessarily having to put on pants... 

Now, thats not to say that I don't have any friends, but the friends I do have don't all share or understand my passion for makeup. Not that they are unsupportive, I just feel like when I'm talking about makeup they hear gibberish. My poor husband knows far more than I think he would prefer to know... So, instead of boring my friends and family, I thought of this blog as a way to vent about crappy products, gush about the good ones and start discussions on topics that make me and my readers giddy! 

I'm hoping that through this blog I'll build some friendships with people who think like I do and share my interests. I also think I have a unique perspective on makeup. I feel like you either LOVE "natural, everyday" makeup or "full-on glam." I think there is a time and place for both styles of makeup and both take talent. 

As far as I am concerned, this is a safe space. I don't care what religion you are, what your gender identity is, what your sex life is like, how much (or little) you weigh or what color your skin is. We all have something in common, and if you are reading this, I'm assuming its makeup. So lets use that common ground (did I just miss an opportunity for a foundation pun?) to form relationships with people who live different lives than ourselves!

Anyway...  That's why I wanted to start a blog. I also have a YouTube channel, so if you want to check that out I'll leave it linked here.

Thanks for stopping by!
If someone hasn't already told you yet today, you are BEAUTIFUL!