I’ve been sitting at this blank page all day, not sure where to start. That sounds so dramatic, but I don’t mean for it be. That’s literally what I have been doing. I suppose it just feels weird to talk so openly about myself here. I don’t do that too often. I honestly always wonder do people even read these sorts of ramblings? I guess we’ll see. :P
Earlier this year, I jetted off to Maui to visit family and planned on being there for maybe a month. But when it came down to it, I wasn’t ready to leave and my husband♥ encouraged me to stay, so I did. For almost 3 months. It was awesome and magical and I got to spend so much quality time with my parents, siblings, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nephews, cousins, aunties, uncles, old friends, new friends and just amazing people. People from the mainland even came to visit while I was there. It was just an awesome experience. During this extraordinary trip, I decided I wasn’t going to be concerned with blogging. I was just going to allow myself to be free to wear the polish I wanted and let it chip and get gnarly from the ocean and the sand. It was heaven.
Now, I’m not complaining. I feel so lucky to be able to blog about nails stuffs. I’ve always loved nail polish and that has never changed. But guys, I don’t get paid to do this and it takes lots and lots of time. It’s planning, swatching, photographing, editing, writing, posting, promoting… blah blah blah, you guys get it. You’ve heard it all before from other bloggers, but it’s no joke. It’s a ton of work. When you do it every waking second you have free, it starts to feel like a chore. I guess I kind of also realized I needed a bit of a break to just be in the moment, enjoy people and life. Just to do my thing and not think about blogging.
After I got back from Hawaii there were birthdays and anniversaries and summer vacations and weddings to attend and holidays and babies being born (I have 4 nephews now, everyone!!!!) Oh, and I’ve been all about crocheting. I also dabble in graphic design, and sell both those things, although I’m working on getting inventory in there. *shameless plug*
Now my heart has come back around and my blogging bone has been healed… or something like that. Ha! I think I may try doing things a little differently. I don’t know how or what will be different. Maybe something will strike me and I’ll try it out. I started blogging from a business mentality. I wanted to be very professional and to the point with just a tiny bit of fun in there too. But sometimes I feel like it would be nice to blog in a “stream-of-consciousness” kind of way and really enjoy the collection or the polish or the nail art. I thought maybe even doing those Instagram Live Stream thingies instead of posts sometimes. Do people even like that? Would that be fun? Let me know in the comments (I know, so cliché). I feel so shy about it but I kinda like the idea. Again, who knows. ;)
I do know my photos will continue being consistent. I always think about and play with the idea of changing the way I pose my hand but I feel like the pose I use works best for me, the color accuracy of the polish and for my the setup I’ve always had (ever since I started blogging!) Actually, in my KBShimmer post from earlier, when I photographed it, I had forgotten how I pose my macro photo. LOL! That’s why it’s different. Yeah, definitely been gone too long!
One big thing I feel I need to do differently is blog for me. If I need some time here and there to just chill with my husband for example, I need to do that and not put pressure on myself because I’m behind on blogging. Unfortunately, that means, I may not being able to post as many brands as I have in the past or maybe some brands will be more sporadic. For that I apologize. If only there was more time in a day. Or actually, if I could move at double or triple speed, that would be sick.
In the coming weeks I will be posting my backlog of polishes. You’ll see stuff from Spring and Summer and a little Fall.
Anyway, pretty boring guys, I know it but it’s been a nice little haitus. I am looking forward to spending more time in my polish room again though and maybe getting to be more personable with all of you as well.
If anyone has questions for me, comments, suggestions, I take them happily. Maybe an Insta Live Q&A?! For real, please weigh in about this! Seriously considering it. Or just comment, email, dm, pm me. However you wanna do it.
Thank you for your patience and your patronage and I hope you continue to enjoy my blog!
A few pics below :)