One of my favorite things to do when I was growing up was going camping. I haven’t camped in many moons, but I have fond memories of it. From going with my family to with my church to with my girl scout troop. I used to go at least every summer or fall depending on what was going on. I loved the cool crisp evenings, cooking and sitting by the bonfire, and telling stories to one another.
Today I’m not going to be reviewing makeup or talking about one of the games I’ve been playing lately. I just want to write about a concept that sort of came to my mind after watching Simple Favor and slightly from the Supreme Court nomination hearings. And that’s the concept that everyone has a dark side, skeletons in the closet, or is a completely different person in someone else’s story. Also Friends, I’ve been re-watching the entire series and one of the episodes was about the Friends cast discovering skeletons about their parents.
This is something I’ve been debating on for the past few months. I find myself always online either on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or blogging. So I’m setting a goal for myself that starting September 1st until October 1st, I’m going to be completely offline. Now I am prepping blog posts for every day while I’m offline as well as some YouTube videos, but these will be un-monitored for the entire month. And I’m still panicking for this as I feel like I’m going to missing everything, but that’s the exact reason why I need to take the entire month off. I’m too addicted to it. I stay up at night being online and it’s the first thing I do when I wake up.
I don’t know what to title this blog post. And I have half a mind not to even post it. As I feel like my blog has become very editorial through my own doing, but it makes writing personal blog posts a lot harder. So I’ve been debating on stripping back the blog a little and throw away the editorial calendar. Don’t get me wrong I’m still going to do reviews and whatnot. But the way it’s been going is a bit too much for me. And doesn’t feel personal anymore. So I’m hitting the reset button. I hope you don’t mind.
Starting at the beginning of June, I am making it a goal of mine for 100 days to post something makeup related every single day. And since my theme on Instagram is having 3 similar posts in a row, I’m not sure if that means 3 images a day or I do 3 days of similar things. Like a makeup look 3 times then product close ups 3 times. Or a combination of both. I’m doing this challenge to further improve my photography skills as well as to get better overall with makeup. I’m planning on doing a lot of things I haven’t tried before like body painting and advant garde. Normally I use references but I’m in the mood to create something original.
This month instead of a life lately, I’m just going to do a let’s talk about as I haven’t had anything super interesting or exciting happen other than the one thing I can’t talk about… As some of you may know, I have bipolar disorder which can be a handful some days. I’ve been working for years to develop coping techniques so I can’t need to be on medication. Granted it doesn’t always work, but by the time I finally start thinking about needing to go in the cycle has passed. Then I decide not to go in because they’re just going to give me the Depression Questionnaire, and I won’t register as I’m not in that cycle anymore. They seriously need a separate questionnaire for those with Bipolar Disorder as they can be in a hypomanic phase or in between phases. So not going in just allows mental breakdowns with depression to kick in down the road. Such as right now, I’m in the middle of a mental breakdown thanks to that issue I mentioned a few days ago that I can’t talk about.