I Have Taken A Break

As some of you may have noticed, of late, my blog has fallen to the wayside with not much new content (although my Instagram has been pretty active). I pulled an Ed Sheeran and dropped off of the face of the planet. This is due to a variety of reasons. First and foremost, because I was spending so much time editing and writing while maintaining a regular 8-5 job at the same time, I realized that I did not have time for much else in my life, and a lot of things that I usually enjoy doing had fallen to the wayside, meaning that I was enjoying my life less than I should be. I began to start seeing my blog as a chore, instead of a pastime that I do just for the fun of it. So, in order to stop seeing it that way, I decided to take a sabbatical from blogging for about 6 months to attempt to re-embrace all of the things that I love in life. I began to read more, spend more time with my family, hang out with friends, and rediscover things that I love but did not have time for.

In this time frame, I learned how to shop for and buy a new car. His name is Philippe, he is a Dodge Charger SXT (his picture is below). He is my pride and joy, and I love him like he was my own child. Like my love for my car is so bad that I actually feel guilty for driving him in the rain yesterday, which is absolutely ridiculous. Owning a car makes me feel like such an adult. IMG_3007.JPG

On top of all of that, I feel like taking a break has actually done some good for my makeup and photo skills in general. By taking a step back, filming less and editing less, and concentrating more on my life, and a little bit on my Instagram, I have not only been able to post more photos on Instagram, but they are higher quality, and the makeup looks better, which I believe has a lot to do with the fact that since I don’t feel as crunched for time as I used to, I take the time to really practice my skills instead of slapping makeup all over my face. It has restored my love for makeup and the beauty community to degrees higher than what it was before. I have been able to spend time trying out new brands, clear up my skin, which, I might add, has been struggling of late (let me know if you want a post on my dermatologist and skincare experience over the past few months), and generally just enjoy makeup and the creativity it provides just that much more.

Don’t worry, consider this post my official homecoming to the blogging and YouTube community. Although I may not be posting as often as I used to for the time being, as I do not currently have a set plan in place, I don’t plan on disappearing for six months again, because I have a lot of products that I really want to talk about like right now.So get ready for all of that! Talk to you all soon.

Have you guys ever taken a hiatus? If so, what did you learn about yourself while on it? Let me know in the comments section below

Be Kind and Be Loving!

XOXO

–Rachel

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