Goodness, what a hiatus at such an unexpected time!! I really didn’t expect to be gone. And especially for this length of time is just something I wasn’t planning on in the least. I really do have good expectations for my blog; one of which is to blog regularly. I enjoy creating my blog. It’s very young as of now and I hope to see it grow.
In today’s blogosphere world, I have found myself yearing to be part of it. Each day, I get emails regarding updates to blogs I follow. They are enjoyable and productive because through them I find fun, new things to try out. Whether it be recipes, craft projects, beauty products/tips, or books to read, I feel like these blogs are creative outlets for people to share their passions. And I so want to be a part of that.
For me, I thought it would be fun for me to provide reviews on Mark makeup. I joined the company as a representative in 2011 and am not able to find many reviews on the products. I’ve enjoyed the items I have received (some more than others). The main purpose for representatives is to sell the Mark makeup. My only problem is I am NOT a salesperson. I hate doing it. And yes, when we get down to it, this is a stupid company for me to take part in as a salesperson of such.
But, you see, it was only $20 for me to sign up. And I received a starter kit of makeup. I thought about it for 2 weeks and decided to jump on it. Y ou see, part of me REALLY wanted to talk makeup, beaty, and fashion with mly friends and I thought this would be a fun way. So, I jumped on it. I discovered something quickly as I talked about Mark makeup wiht my friends. Nobody has heard about it hwere I live. It’s not well know. That mixed with me not having a desire to be the sales person that would be beneficial for this, I am opting to go a different route.
You see, I figure good makeup and fashion will sell iteself. There is a reason why girls love MAC cosmetics. Or flock to Ulta and there are a number of high end brands on the shelves. Forever 21 is a store that girls love to go to for it’s fun, on trend fashion and low prices. The thing I have seen is that I don’t have to be a sales person when my friend compliments me on my eye shadow and I tell her about my new favorite find, the Urban Decay Naked palette. I told her where I got it, and because she was able to see it and try it out for herself, she now owns both the Naked and Naked 2 palettes. That is what I find to be fun about makeup. The idea is the same for Mark makeup, but it is not realistic for me to buy it all in one go and where it everywhere because I don’t wish to do that. I love wearing pieces of the jewelry and makeup. But I do love my other makeup and other jewelry as well. So, to avoid being a walking billboard every day, I thought a blog would be a fun way to introduce the world of Mark makeup to my friends and readers out there.
My desire is to put out reviews and pictures regarding the products Mark has to offer. I have discovered that with the monthy changes Mark has to offer and the learning curve I’m facing, I’m getting behind in my expectations for myself. So, today, I post to finally get somthing out there and to let everyone know I’m still here!!
It’s been busy since I last posted and I do mean busy! Here’s a brief synopsis:
I became a little shell shocked after starting my blog and actually had some questions regarding my URL. It set me back for about a week. The problem was during that week, was in the throws of ending our ballet year at the ballet school I’m teaching at with our end of the year recital. It’s always a fun time for me, full of excitemnt, anticipation, and adoring parents. I love working with the students I have. I had the younger classes (3/4 year olds) and they are so much fun to work with! They are adorable, small, and so determined! I also work with some of the intermediate students, who are advancing in ballet, yet still have so much to acheive! They danced beautifully as well. But, that, with my family, just took the last bit of extra time that existed in my life.
June came and several things occurred that kept me decently distracted. The first part of June, I threw my FIRST OFFICIAL Mark party! It was actually quite a pain (I’ll do a whole post on it). And it took several weeks to close (supposedly unheard of!). I feel like I learned a lot and would love to make a post on it to help others. But, that party took way more time than it should have.
Also in June, I babysat for one of my wonderful friends. She has two daughters and in order for her to go to school, she needed help with her two girls. This was a Monday-Friday affair from morning till noon. But, not only that, our very own daughter had a birthday that month! So, I was planning her birthday and her birthday party and wouldn’t you know, I decided to make it two separate occasions. Perhaps not again. But, it was fun and I do believe she really enjoyed it. Do you want to see a picture of the cake I made? It is no secret that I take great pride in this sucker.
As the first part of the summer flew by, I realized that something big was about to happen to our family and I needed the rest of July to plan because at the end of August a new baby would be born! Yes, my baby was due the end of August and it dawned on my in July that I was NOT ready…in the LEAST! This is no exageration at all! So, I spent July getting things out of storage, washing clothes, fitting in baby showers:), and traveling to San Antonio for my nieces birthday celebration. It seemed each week had something big planned and I was in full nesting mode!
At the end of August, our little boy was born…and I spent the next few weeks on hiatus, not caring about anything except bonding with my new little one.
Since he was born, my daughter started pre school, the holidays came and went, and we just moved.
It was around December that it dawned on me that life will never slow down, so I can’t wait for it to. I keep having inklings to continue with my blog and in order to do so, I’m just going to have to give it a go and not wait around for things to settle down. I’ll have to find the quiet in the midst of the storm that is life. And in actuality, my life isn’t “stormy” in the least. We are very blessed in our life. There is just always “stuff” going on and I need to work around it. And if there is one thing I’ve realized since last May is that it will always be busy. Life won’t slow down, so I just have to bear with it and blog away. So here we go!