Hey you, Welcome Back! Or if it is your first time here, HELLO!
I feel like I haven’t blogged in a year when it has actually only been a few months. To say that I have missed you all is an understatement, I am SO GLAD to be back. I really needed the time I took away from blogging to clear my head, re-access my blog and figure out what I truly wanted to accomplish with it. I had gotten to a point where I just wasn’t as happy or “into it” anymore. I originally started my blog to share all aspects of my life with my readers, but especially wanted to share coastal living and lifestyle posts. And those are the posts that I neglected the most as I let the beauty stuff completely take over since that seems to be a way more popular subject. I also found myself really experiencing “FOMO” or (Fear Of Missing Out) and I hated it! I started buying all sorts of makeup and products that I didn’t really need nor want just in order to be able to blog or film a Youtube video about them. I started comparing my blog, my Youtube channel, and even MYSELF to everyone else. And that is something that I have never really done before. I have always been pretty happy in my own skin and of the woman that I am. But between Social Media, blogging and Youtube, I was constantly feeling like I was never be good enough for either of those worlds. I was letting FOMO and comparison steal my happiness. I thought I had it all together because you would think at 42 years old you would have it together by now. But evidently FOMO and Comparison don’t give a damn how old you are, what you look like, how much you weigh, or where you live. It is all about bringing you down and making you second guess yourself into thinking that you are just not good enough. But the simple truth is, YOU ARE!
I have been working on decluttering my makeup collection and it has actually disgusted me a little bit by just how much I had. And please don’t take offense if you are a makeup lover and have a huge collection. I am just trying to explain to you all how I feel about my own situation and how I wanted and needed to change. I am and will always be a beauty and makeup lover. That is never going to change. But I have honestly found myself feeling so much more FREE now that I have let so many products and things go. I have always lived a fairly simple life and then all of then sudden I felt like I was swimming in “things” and in self-doubt, and all of it stemmed from FOMO and comparison. And honestly guys, I know that it is social media that has made me feel this way. I love social media as much as the next person, but it can be unhealthy and even dangerous in some ways. It is always a good idea to “unplug” whenever you start feeling like this and that is why I had to step back and take a deep look into who I was becoming, not only as blogger but also as a person. Now that I have taken some time to focus on myself, I am happy with where I am today. I have found that I am really enjoying makeup again. And I don’t mean that I was ever not enjoying my makeup collection. But when you have so much and are constantly buying new things in order to have them to review, do we ever TRULY enjoy each and every item as much as we did when we had so much less? I know I sure didn’t….
I do still plan on writing makeup and beauty reviews here on the blog, but I also want to share my love for home decor and decorating, and maybe even a little bit of Plus sized fashion posts too. I know that a lot of my readers were here mainly for beauty related posts, so I will understand if you don’t stick around, But I sure hope you do. I know that most professional bloggers will tell you to find your niche and only blog about that. But that’s just not going to work for me. I am too crazy about too many things to limit myself. And besides, this is my blog so I am going to do whatever the heck I want to on here. I have never claimed to be a professional and lord knows my writing stinks (but hey- I speak from the heart and that should count for something.) I can take some decent photos but they are by far not up to par with most of the bloggers who spent hours and small fortunes on lighting and equipment for their blogs. And while I find all of that amazing for others, it is just not for me. I know this is a lot to take in, but this is just honestly how I want to move forward with life here on The Saltlife Wife Blog. It will never be perfect, but I can promise you that it will be INSPIRATIONAL AND FUN!
I have lots of fun giveaways and posts planned for the upcoming months. But I wanted to host a re-launch giveaway to get this party started. So if you would like to enter, please check out the simple rules and enter below. Thanks for taking to the time to visit my blog and GOOD LUCK!
- Must be following my blog on Bloglovin
- Must be 18 years of age or older, or have parents permission to enter
- U.S. Residents Only (Will host International giveaways in the future)
- Leave Comment (If Possible)
- Giveaway will run one month from date posted
1st Winner was disqualified due to not following my blog on Bloglovin so a second winner was chosen.
CONGRATS TO ELIZABETH FISHER!!!!!!