a fresh start


It's been awhile since I've written--nearly a year, actually. I can say with overwhelming confidence that this past year has been the most important year for me yet. In mid-March, near the end of my senior year of high school, my father passed away suddenly. Of course, I would never ever have chosen for this to happen, but I am grateful for the opportunities that my grief gave me to grow and learn. Reflecting back, I have become a much stronger and independent individual, and I have a greater appreciation and understanding of life--something that not many people obtain while still a teenager.

Two weeks after my father's passing, I was accepted to my dream university in Massachusetts. I have now completed my first semester, and it was unequivocally the best four months of my life. My winter break ends in a couple days, and I couldn't be more excited to return and get back into the swing of things again.

Although the bustle of my senior year of high school played a great role, one of the main reasons I stepped away from this blog was because I was questioning the direction I wanted to take it in. Although I enjoy discussing makeup, beauty, and the like, I did not want my blog to become a platform that promoted the "buy, buy, buy!" mentality. This past year, and these past few months especially, I have become much more cognizant of who I am in this great big world, and the role I would like to play within it.

With this mindset, I was able to sit down with my blog again and consider what shape I would like it to take. I've finally found a road that seems productive and purposeful, and I am excited to begin blogging again.

I still intend to blog about beauty, fashion, life, etc., but I've adopted a new motto: moments over materials; this is the message I hope to weave throughout my blog writings. I still enjoy a new pair of shoes and lipstick just as much as the next person, but I think it is extremely vital that we as consumers consume with mindfulness and intent. I have also began to pay a greater deal of attention to where products are coming from and how they are being produced. It's easy to let this slip your mind while you stroll through the aisles of Target (trust me, I know all too well), but every item you purchase has a story, and I personally have been trying to take more care in purchasing and supporting products and brands with an ethical and sustainable story. Is every item in my life responsibility sourced and produced? Absolutely not. But being aware and making small steps can make a huge difference.

Thank you for your patience. I'm thrilled to be back in front of this screen, and I couldn't be more excited to see where this new path leads.

With care & love,


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