I've been thinking a lot about my blog these last few weeks, wondering what i'd be doing with it in 2016 and the honest answer?
When I first started out blogging there wasn't the thousands and thousands that there are today, it was my little corner of the world and I had become totally engrossed in it. I'd spent hours, days, taking pictures, scheduling posts, making lists to things to buy, I met friends through blogging that are still my friends today and I loved it! I blogged a lot more in the beginning and I actually went back and deleted the first two years of my posts because looking back I thought they were awful and didn't conform to the popular blogging styles of today, how silly of me.
The second half of 2014 was a year of change for me, I had to find myself again and I did that with the help of my amazing friends and other half.
2015 was just an incredible year, my favourite to date if that's even a thing. I travelled more than I had before, even if just for overnight stays, and done more that i'd done in the last...7 years or so. We moved into a new flat, I got a job promotion, my friend gave birth to my beautiful Godson, it was just an amazing year.
A few times I sat down to blog but my heart wasn't really in it - i'd get out my laptop at times and just stare at it then decide I didn't want to do anything.
I don't have the need or want to blog anymore. When I look back at it, it was my escape from a life which I wasn't living to the full. I spent all this money that I didn't have, on products that I didn't need, to fill up some gap in my life that never ever seemed full.
Now, i've never been so happy and content, I keep thinking i'll wake up one day and it'll all be over but it just keeps getting better and better.
I still love makeup up, I love putting it on and I love trawling Boots and Debenhams but I don't feel the need to own every single colour of a lipstick line/eyeshadow collection. The last three months or so i've actually been working on downsizing my collection and i'm quite proud of what i've managed to achieve in a short space of time, I even got through a whole blusher which is a first.
My goal for this year is to continue using up all my products and find those few that I love and want to repurchase. I don't think i'll ever get down to owning just one makeup bag - my eyeshadow collection would never fit into it! Eye products whether it be eyeshadow, liner, mascara etc and lipsticks (particularly red) are my total weakness...if I can get everything down to a minimum and have a larger than average eye and lip collection i'll be happy.
So this is probably it for a while, if not forever, if I ever get the urge to blog I will but even writing this is a relief as it takes the pressure off of needing to blog just because.
2016 is going to be a brilliant year, start positive and positive it will be. I'm so excited to see what will happen as the year goes on!