Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The comeback kid

After a 3 year absence, I've returned to the blogosphere. When I first started Fresh Faced Girl, I was hopeful and naive about my ability to maintain a beauty blog. I was inspired by the many beauty blogs I frequented, and I thought to myself, "Hey, why not me?" And so, I plunged myself into this little blog. At first, I was consistent and enthusiastic. That died real quick though, once my busy schedule kicked into gear. It takes a lot of work to maintain a blog. There's a great deal of behind-the-scenes work that needs to be done before a post can be published. It's true what they say: you get what you put into something, and this blog withered away as I put less and less time into it.

Looking back on my old posts, I can't help but laugh at myself. I was trying way too hard. Truth time: I am not that bubbly and outgoing in real life. I'm actually a bit of an introvert. Hah, I can't help but cringe when I read those old posts.

So, why am I back here now? Do I have that renewed enthusiasm and inspiration again? Perhaps, a little. I definitely have a more realistic view of what it means to blog. I'm going to take it a little at a time. If I don't set such high expectations for myself, then I won't feel overwhelmed by the things I want to achieve. To be honest, I don't know what I want, or expect to achieve with this very public, paperless online journal. It's my way of channeling my time and energy into something that might very possibly become productive (but let's not set that expectation just yet. My imagination tends to run wild).

Three years is a long time, and a lot has changed in my life. For one, I've relocated to the other side of the country, and now call the Pacific Northwest, home. I'll always be a city girl at heart though. With this change in scenery, I feel like this is another chance for me to try this thing again. We'll see. It's a work in progress.

I am a work in progress.