So I’ve been MIA off from the blog for more than a month and I honestly don’t even have an excuse other than the honest truth. I was stuck in a rut and at some point between all of the SA blogging community drama and sliding into Desle’s DMs telling her how I felt… I really just wanted to quit. Quit blogging, quit social media and quit my whining. I quickly got a nudge in the right direction and here I am hitting publish to another post and showing/telling you what’s been happening and what to expect from me in the next few weeks.
Let’s back up just a little bit.
This blog post will most probably be all over the place but please do stick it out. I have been blogging for almost 6 years and of course each year comes with new challenges such as feeling demotivated, juggling blogging with a job and studying,
begging asking pr companies for your money for a campaign that you did three months ago to just feeling that your blog is taking forever to reach this “pinterest” like level. Yep, that is where I was at. I not in the least bit feel that my blog is not “good enough” because I am so Thankful to the individuals that reads my blog all the time or even just from time to time and to the brands that wants to collaborate with me. I always have 100+ readers (not views) on my blog every day and that is such a great feeling even though I am definitely not a readers/views counting person. I haven’t responded to any brand/advertisers/reader mails over the past month and I really do apologise for that but when I am not ticking like I am supposed to – this blog won’t either. So where have I been?
Besides chasing Camps Bay sunsets…I started uni again at the end of Feb and I will soon be working there as well. I will be working while studying because 2018 sees me travelling again (god willingly) and I am so excited for that. I also joined the gym! Okay so this is rather a huge achievement because I never thought that I would ever join the gym but I can’t even begin to describe how much I am enjoying it – apart from all the sore limbs, the occasional wanting to vomit on the treadmill, being 1% close to giving up and wanting to throw in the towel when struggling. I don’t want to go too much into detail because it definitely is a work in progress.
I also attended round 1 of #MBFWCT17 and by now you all would have probably caught the jist of it on social media but nonetheless, I decided that I won’t be attending round 2 of Cape Town Fashion Week that was held two weeks later at a new location. This year I designed my own outfit again but I honestly could not get one proper picture of myself because my dress was up more than it was down and my mouth never tasted that much hair in FOREVER. Sh*t happens, I have moved on from the disappointment that is #MBFWCT17 round 1 but I have to give props to the amazing designers that I did manage to catch at fashion Week. Sweetie, Kefseddy Designs and Black Trash Clothing is definitely some of the best that I have seen at FW thus far and it definitely is amazing seeing such talent come from Africa. Here’s a look and some of my faves. What happens next on the blog?
Even though I took a mini blogging break, I have a few exciting packages on it’s way to me and ones that I already have. It will definitely be making an appearance on the blog. I am also working with an international brand that I will share on the blog as soon as the package arrives on my doorstep. I have noticed that my readers loves my beauty looks, DIYs and Fashion Fridays – so there will be quite a few of those coming in the future. Also, we all know that black and white striped beauty heaven that us SA beauty lovers longs for… I was lucky enough to be spoiled with a few products from them. I started using a few of the products and so far so good. And that’s a wrap! I will be back tomorrow with some deets on an awesome comp. I really am glad that I didn’t give up on my little space on the internet as I really do enjoy writing. I am so Thankful to people like Desle that I met through blogging because giving up would have been so much easier and all the hard work that I poured into this blog would have gone to waste.
Thanks for reading darlings! xxx