I left to pursue my dreams and immediately became a famous skincare blogger and now I party with Madonna. Just kidding! I took another horrifying sales job! What can I say? My parents had cut me off (rightfully so) and I didn’t think I could live without a whole buncha money. This job was worse. I won’t go into the gory details about being the only woman in an otherwise all-male workplace. At last I learned that I clearly was not a corporate sales lifestyle kinda girl. In the midst of all of this I had also somehow moved to Brooklyn to “get away from it all” (“it all” being my beloved Manhattan) and by the time I came to this realization I was living in a duplex in Bushwick with six (SIX) other people. My short take on Brooklyn: there are many people who love it. I am not one of those people. I no longer step foot in that borough.
If you’re still reading this: 1. God bless your patience, and 2. Here’s the point you’ve all been waiting for! I decided that, for the first time in my life, if money could buy happiness (which it absolutely can), you still need to be in the proper headspace to turn that money into happiness. I quit my job. I started seeing an amazing therapist. I left my shitty living situation. I started taking photos on Instagram and writing silly captions about what I was putting on my face/hair/body as a creative outlet. Life started turning around. If you couldn’t tell from this post, I have no problem being honest if it can help someone, anyone, else avoid the pitfalls that I fell face-first into. I spared no detail and people seemed to actually like what I had to say! Seriously! They wrote to me and told me so! I started posting more, reading more, writing more, learning more, and eventually creating this very website you’re on!
I’ve met countless incredible people through the weird rabbit-hole that is Instagram. I’ve worked with amazing brands who are looking to make a difference. I met the love of my life. That last part doesn’t have anything to do with my career choices or why I started this blog, I just wanted to talk about it. Hi, Ben!
Here’s the thing: life still isn’t perfect. Changing your quality of life is a slow crawl (but anything actually worth doing should take a lot of time and even more effort). I’m still poor and it totally sucks! I still struggle with my mental health on the daily. But I’m in a non-toxic environment surrounded by people who love and support me, and who actually believe in me. My point is this: if you’re unhappy—take a second to ask yourself why. Maybe you’re just having a strain of bad days and you should look into making small changes: meditating, seeing a therapist, changing your commute. Or maybe you’re walking down the wrong path, which is scary, but the sooner you realize it, the sooner you can begin to turn around and walk down the right one.
Making the choice to change your life is scary as fuck but it beats the hell out of working somewhere you can’t stand, somewhere you aren’t respected, or somewhere you spend your days pushing a product or platform you simply don’t believe in. Find what you love to do, no matter how long it takes you to find what it is, and give yourself a shot. This blog is a result of the shot I gave myself. Believe it or not its content is actually about skincare, beauty, haircare, and, most importantly, self-care.