I haven’t posted in over two weeks. In fact, my blog has been very quiet for most of 2015, specially the second half of the year. Just looking at my posting history makes me feel disappointed. 2015 is almost over and I’ve only posted 59 times, whereas during 2014 and 2013 I had published 184 and 211 blog posts respectively. If I were to average that, it would come out to about 5 to 6 posts a month for 2015 versus about 17 posts a month during my more active years. Those numbers make me genuinely sad because I love blogging. I do it for myself because I enjoy expressing myself through this medium and receiving feedback from the people who read it. I miss posting and interacting with readers in general, but I really miss the candidness with which I used to do it. I recall occasionally posting about things other than makeup.
Nov 22, 2015
There have been many reasons for my inconsistent posting: inefficient time management on my part, school work, moving, periods without Internet access, etc. I’ll be (finally) graduating university next year after switching majors and what seemed like an endless supply of inconveniences. That and the fact that I got out of a four year relationship not too long ago have put a lot of stress on me. All that stress has caused me to breakout and I’ve been dealing with a lot of acne that I had never had to deal with before. Naturally the last thing I want to do is take photographs of myself and post them online for people to see. It’s also easy to avoid interactions (even online ones) when you don’t feel okay. Even though I’m surrounded by a group of very supportive friends and family, I feel really lonely most of the time. Most days it feels as if there is something important and precious I’ve left behind but upon further inspection, I find that it is not as it used to be.
That is just a small snippet of what has been going on but I’ll stop dwelling on such insignificant woes when I’m lucky enough to be able to write about this on my computer from the comfort of my bed when there are people who are mourning the loss of their loved ones and their homes.
I wanted to quickly touch on the topic of my Three Year Anniversary ColourPop Cosmetics Giveaway (No, I didn’t forget.) It was supposed to end on November 10th but I will be extending it until December 1st since one of the entry methods was commenting on new posts but I barely posted anything new to comment on! (Regular posting will resume tomorrow.) Here is the widget again in case you need it. Full details and rules are in the original post.
Thank you for your support and readership! Good luck to everyone who has final exams coming up. I wish all of you success on whatever you are trying to achieve right now. ♥