Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2020 the year of YES!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are feeling full of beans and raring to go. I am currently in Back-to-Work mode in my freezing cold loft office and couldn’t be happier! Eagle eyed readers may have noticed that I have not posted on my blog in a little over 3 weeks. I just needed a break.
Many of you know my dad died unexpectedly in November and it was and is awful. It was the cherry on the top of a cake of a shit year and whilst I hate looking back, and only look forward always, I have spent the past 3 weeks regrouping, planning and focusing on my future. I am such a positive person that no matter what life throws at me, I always look for the lesson to learn from it. My dad dying is a much harder lesson to process and learn from, but in knowing there is nothing I can do to bring him back, I have to find a way to make peace with it in order to move forward.
I want to take this moment to say a huge thank you to you…. my readers, followers and my friends. You have all been so amazing to me, especially this past year and I find myself super lucky to have the followers ( hate that word) that I do. You are all so engaging, supportive and dam wonderful that you have pulled me through a year that I would have otherwise been much more miserable in.
I know i am so lucky to have this support and want to reach out to say a big THANK YOU. I love connecting with you all via Email, Dm and Messenger and always reply to all my messages and blog comments. You mean the world to me. FACT
This year, I want to focus on saying YES more and this is a message I want to share with all of you too. So often we say no to something great, whether that be a night out, a date, a house move, collaboration or new job, because of fear. If you follow me on INSTAGRAM you would have seen my recent post where I mentioned that in the past few years I have turned down 3 television job offers, 2 brand ambassador offers and much more through fear. It was fear of what people thought of me, fear of what Trolls would say about me, fear that I looked the wrong way, too old, too overweight… and just imposter syndrome.
What the death of my dad, and the subsequent few weeks off has taught me is that, this life is so, so short and not promised. We can’t just live each day the same and call it a life. My dad was so, so proud of me and all that I achieved in life. He loved how I’m living with and overcoming a incurable illness whilst creating this blog and my new business, by myself…when others thought I couldn’t achieve it. He had such a zest for life that he lived with a big stupid cheesy grin on his face all the time. He loved life and it was taken away too soon from him.
I’m not making that mistake… I refuse to be scared, unhappy, worried…. I want to live, laugh and achieve many, many things. But the only person that can do it is me….
Because of you, I am learning to share more of myself and my life online. I am a deeply private person but have found that by sharing more of my life, my struggles and my achievements with you, you get to see the real person and not just the Instagram friendly polished version of me. Whilst this is and will always remain a Beauty Blog, as that is where my heart is, I can promise you more lifestyle posts, post about what I am going through and how i am achieving things that we can all chieve, because life is about sharing and transparency. There is so much good coming this year that I want to share with you, from new collaborations, products and reviews to personal launches…
Lets make 2020 the year of YES for all of us? You…. we…. are beautiful, amazing, wonderfully, brilliant and talented people that can be happy and achieve anything we want to. It’s time to sit up, make a plan of all our dreams and goals and together we can make a better life for everyone. Its time to BE KIND xxx
Who’s with me?
Happy New Year Guys, Thank you for taking the time to read this. I would love to connect more with you all this year, so if you read something you like on my blog, please leave a comment below or share my post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and lets make this a safe fun place.
Lots of love, as ever, Sharon x
Feeling Good as Hell”