Happy October Sweet Peas!
Did you know that not only is October the month of Halloween, but it is also the pagan New Year! Which means October is the month of letting go of the old and welcoming the new.
I feel like this is a good time to let go of the last few months and start anew with my blog. I’ll be honest, I’ve been struggling with this blog for a while. I started ‘Miss Ay Beauty’ when I was in my second year of University. Back then I was obsessed with makeup and beauty, I had time to make videos and test products (plus it was part of one of my work experience modules to create and run a blog for a year). Over the last three years, the blog has taken on a life of its own and slowly morphed into Little Miss Ay.
But, I’m not in University anymore. I now have a full-time job in the education sector, so I don’t have the time I used to and trying to keep up with everything was draining me. I’m also not the same person I was back then. Yes, I am still a huge lover of makeup and beauty, but not to the point I want to write about it every week. This lack of interested in what I was writing about also contributed to my lack of motivation to write.
These days I am getting more and more into photography and now that I’m not a student I have been travelling more and I love it! Since graduating I have come more in tune with the rest of the world (University really does put you into your own little bubble), and I have been taking a lot of interest in news stories around the world within the LGBT community, the feminist movement and the amazing changes we are making to save the planet. And of course, I still write my poems and stories (the novel is still a work in progress).
With all these changes, I no longer felt I could write in the way I was writing on this blog. But the truth is, after taking a few months break from blogging, I really miss it! I spent so long training to be a writer and my blog was one of my main sources of writing. Over the three years of having the blog, it became a part of me and I don’t want to throw the last three years away simply because I am tired. This being said, I have changed and therefore I think the blog needs to change with me.
I think I have probably rambled on enough for one post, so without further ado…welcome to Life of Ay. I’m not sure exactly where I am taking this blog, but it will be a little different (there will be a few makeup and beauty related posts because I still love it). But if you are interested in travel, lifestyle, photography and all that jazz click the follow button to become a Sweet Pea!
If you are already a Sweet Pea and the blog is no longer what you signed up for, I am really sorry but thank you for joining me on my journey thus far.
I hope you’ll tune in to my next post! Stay tuned!