Hi everyone! Long time no talk – like almost 2 weeks, I think? I know that’s not really too long of a time but it sure seems like it. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about the future of the blog and a manicure with China Glaze, CrowsToes, and Polish ‘M.
So as most of you know, I have 4 kids now, ranging in ages from 10 to almost 1. I don’t get much sleep (almost 1 year old is still nursing – yes, even during the night), I get up early, I’m trying to improve my health so I workout during the day, and I’m pretty much constantly going and/or my kids have something going on (or kids are sick, like this past weekend which means I get even less sleep). Not to mention that some day (*sigh* *cry*), I’ll be moving (please, dear God, within the next 6 months!). AND, I’m battling anxiety and depression on an almost daily basis. It’s fucking wearing!
Every night when I’d like to sit down and blog, my mental energy (putting the words together in coherent sentences) is gone. Like…kaput. I mean – I probably have enough pictures/swatches/nail art to show you for at least 50 blog posts. I just don’t have any energy to type shit up! And between you and me, if I have any energy left at night, I’d rather just do my nails – not sit and swatch, take pictures, edit pictures, write up blog posts, schedule blog posts, etc.
I’ve been thinking about the future and direction of this blog and part of me wants to keep going, part of me wants to shut it down. I love my blog, I love talking about polish and nail art and new releases and my favorite companies (indie and mainstream). I love showing off makeup looks (though that hasn’t happened in…forever). I still get the itch to show off polish and nail art!
So I’ve settled on a compromise – for now. I’m going to keep blogging, but I won’t be taking 50+ pictures of each polish (and/or pose!). I have to let my inner perfectionist be disappointed! I’ll take one or two pictures and that will have to be good enough. I honestly don’t even know if I’ll continue to watermark. I don’t think I’ll have energy to sit and swatch, so if I do show off straight swatches, it probably won’t be a whole collection at a time.
I won’t be saying a lot in blog posts – not only because putting words together is hard (so hard!), but honestly because sometimes I don’t think people even read blog posts anymore. So, information will be bare bones – how many coats, formula, technique (if we’re talking nail art). I’m going to try to stick to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule but I can’t guarantee.
I realize that there are bloggers out there that can handle the stress of running a blog (and all it entails), children, household, not to mention just regular life stress. Right now, I’m not that person. I’ve been trying and trying and now instead of forcing it, I’m going to try to go with the flow. I hope you’ll stick with me while I’m trying to figure my shit out.
CrowsToes Nail Color Buck You (2 coats + top coat) on pointer finger
CrowsToes Nail Color An Edgy Ocean Dream (2 coats + top coat) on pinky finger
China Glaze Howl You Doin’ + Buck You + AEOD sponged over Polish ‘M Tangelo (2 coats) on middle and ring fingers + top coat