Two Years Blogging! So What’s Next?

Two Years Blogging!
Two Years Blogging!

Hey Everyone!

So I’ve reached two years of blogging this month! That is, if you count the last three absentee months. I haven’t blogged since April- work and life in general have sucked up most of my motivation. I honestly could not find a place or will to blog, just couldn’t bring myself to post more of the same or anything at all. So how’s that for a two-year celebration? Lol.

As you may or may not know, we are expecting our second little one in September! Of course we are thrilled, but during my first and the start of my second trimester I was pretty tired and lazy after work and pretty much valued being a bum. So with that, combined with lots of introspective musings, life situations and just lack of desire, blogging just wasn’t happening. I was struggling to see the point of it in my life.

Looking back over this last year on BeautyLifeMom, I kinda played it somewhat safe. I’m not one to be super vulnerable and spontaneous on my blog, perhaps the reason I started so many drafts yet published so few of them. I managed to get some beauty reviews out, tried some things like going dairy-free to help a skin situation, and moved a lot of products out of my stash and added a few things in too. While all of that was fine and good and will more than likely continue to be a part of my blog, I know there’s a lot more I’d like to get into. As the months and now years of blogging roll on, it’s becoming more obvious that my focus is more towards using what I have over constantly bringing new stuff in, and it’s something I want to explore further on here.

Lately I rediscovered how important and freeing writing and getting my thoughts down is for me. That it is something I need to keep doing for myself. I take note of how great the blogging community is even after not being at it for a while and how much it means to be sharing what’s on my mind while also learning so much in return.

I’m no fortune teller so I can’t predict how often I will blog going forward especially with baby number two coming, but I would like to be more deliberate and be more active on here. I will continue to blog about the ins and outs of my beauty inventory (I’m not crazy about the word “collection” for some reason), but definitely want to talk more about consumer culture, my minimalist journey and where I am on that spectrum since it’s too big a part of my life to not talk about it.

So everyone, in this third year of BeautyLifeMom, I hope to be more of a blogger than I had been my second, for no other reason than I want to be intentional and show up. Because I truly love writing and sharing what’s on my mind and hear your thoughts as well. Perhaps those are higher hopes these days especially with major changes forthcoming, but who says anything has to be perfect? Sometimes perfection is just an illusion. No promises of a perfect blog with perfect schedules, but to showing up when I can to talk about more of what’s on my mind! So cheers! On to year three!

Love always,

Jen

What I’ve Learned after a Year of Blogging!

A Year of Blogging
A Year of Blogging
Hi everyone! Before I do another beauty review, empties post or general ramble, I had to acknowledge that it’s been one year since I started BeautyLifeMom. I didn’t know exactly what to expect after a year or what I thought I’d accomplish in that time, but here we are! Now that I have a year under my belt, I can talk a little more extensively about what I’ve learned, some things I’ve experienced, and areas where I’d like to grow.
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Mini Life Update: My Short Break, Why I Blog, Unicorn Frappucinos.

Hey Guys! I haven’t published a post in 10 11 days now which for me is a while. Give or take, I try to post once a week and if I’m really feelin’ it, twice a week. So I guess it hasn’t been been that long, but longer than usual for me. After getting some time away, I felt like doing a non-beauty post and just say what’s up.
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Reflections on My First Month Blogging!

Reflections on Blogging for One Month
Blogging: One month in!

It’s been about one month since I started this whole blogging journey- nutso!  And though I’m still a total newbie and will be for a while, I think it helps to reflect on my experience, even if it’s only been a month. No matter how little or grand, growth is growth!  I guess I’m doing this as a reminder to myself to keep going (there will be and already have been times when I wondered what the heck I got myself into), and as a shout-out to others in the same boat or who are thinking of starting one up themselves! The ups and downs have been a little crazy, but I think I’m getting to a place where I’m a little more comfortable! ::knock on wood::. Here are some things I’ve gone through my first month:
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