I’m noticing a bit of a trend happening right now in the blogosphere…seems that a few of us are feeling a lack of inspiration to some degree – something I completely understand. What’s frustrating is that I don’t think it necessarily means disinterest or that we still don’t feel excitement about beauty – god knows that I still spend hours trying to find products for my ‘ideal skincare regimen’ and I continuously ogle over everything in Sephora even though I need to hang on to my money for dear life right now. The latter I think is partially why I’m kind of stuck: when you’re feeling financial pressures, indulging in excess (for sure any further makeup purchases IS an excess for me) can be quite stressful. So, even though I have a few products to write about, I almost feel guilty that I have anything new in the first place (and some products I didn’t even purchase!). It’s sort of a moot point now since they’re all being used, so I just need to get over it, right?
Of course, the other side of the equation is that it’s the holiday season, and I’m busy as F#@K. I’ve decided since New Zealand that there is no point in denying it any longer – I’m a party girl (you saw the photo evidence!). Yep, that’s what I am, a social butterfly, and while I have a serious hermit side to me, my outgoing side is clearly stronger. On top of that, I’m working shifts at Clinique to supplement my income, so these two things combined leave me with about one night a week to myself. No offense, but on those nights I do NOT want to be sitting in front of my computer, but rather laying prone on the couch in front of the (faux) fireplace drinking rum and eggnog. Ahhhh, yes.
Today is my day off from my regular job, but I didn’t have much of a weekend as I worked at Clinique yesterday, and I was busy all day/night Saturday (though it WAS all fun stuff – writing letters from Santa with my mom and mail carrier uncle, and going to see The Nutcracker ballet/symphony with my mom, our annual holiday event ). So my inclination is to totally veg and do a whole lot of nothing before my 13 hour day tomorrow (since I work at Clinique tomorrow night). However, it’s also stressing me out to be so behind on blogging, so I think a few posts are in order first before I can truly relax.
Fear not my friends, as this whole situation is only temporary, and I’ve already begun mentally drafting out how I want Beauty Obsessed to play out in the New Year. There will be changes: aside from aesthetically, the blog needs to reflect my personality better and follow a different path – I feel like I have been *trying* to model myself after other, more popular blogs, but it doesn’t feel right to me and hence, I write less. So in the New Year, a more authentic blog will be coming your way. I hope you like it!
*End of rambling PSA. Back to work now!*