I have wanted to revamp the blog for quite some time now. I had a vision in mind, but making that vision come to life was proving to be more difficult than I had anticipated. I priced graphic designers – way out of my budget. I tried to recall coding – but realistically who can recall things from high school?! But I didn’t give up. I couldn’t shake the desire to have the blog I had wanted for so long. A place worthy of the attention and one I was proud of. And what brings pride more than hard work?
It took hours to get things just so and lord knows I’ll continue to tweak things here and there, but for the most part, I love it.
But where and why do I have the tag line, “My Beautiful Mess”?
When I decided to make the transition to a lifestyle blog, I was having a hard time pinning down what exactly I was going to do. My love of blogging stemmed from the desire to share my love of photography and grew into an outlet through the cancer, struggles with returning to university, and even my struggle with depression. But I didn’t simply want to write on my health, that much I knew. I wanted to share my love of fitness, books, photography – all of it. But I didn’t want to have a blog that was quite literally all over the place.
The struggles . . . they’re real!
While studying – or juggling – this past week, I had a moment when I laughed aloud at how utterly messy my life was. Not literally, as I suffer from a need to clean and organize that goes beyond the ordinary, but figuratively – it was a mess.
And while I laughed aloud at myself, I shook my head and said, “What a mess. My beautiful mess.”
And it hit me.
My life wasn’t messy, life was messy. Regardless of how hard we try to have everything meticulous, things happen that we can’t predict and we need to then deal with those things. Sometimes we can roll with them smoothly, but other times we stumble like Bambi and fall flat on our face. Granted we may simply get back up and shake it off, but in the meantime, things are messy until we figure out how to deal with what has happened.
Hence, “My Beautiful Mess”.
I want to share with you everything life related. I want to share with you my favorite makeup products, the delicious recipes I try, my post-thyroid-cancer-car-accident-recovery process, my thoughts on Big Brother (we all have our Summer vices 😉 ) – and everything in between.
So welcome to My Beautiful Mess.