Friday, 3 April 2015

The Beauty in Everything


Dear Readers,

I want to share something with you. It took me a while to come to this decision and I've been writing the sentences in my head for days. Please read it, it would mean the world to me.

I decided to change the focus of my blog a bit, broaden the scope so to speak.

When I started this blog years ago the only passion I had (left) was make up. I spent all the money I had (and more) on it. I loved buying those things and it gave me joy. I've been through some traumatic stuff and concentrating on beauty products was a distraction I desperately needed.

But I grew, especially in the last year a lot happened. It wasn't pretty, but I was finally able to overcome some of my biggest demons who had haunted me for years. I am nowhere near the place of mind I wanna be, but I got a lot closer.

During this time other things became important. I realized that my shopping habits were far from healthy and rational and I stopped buying things to fill that emptiness.

I will continue to write about make up and beauty products, cause I still love them, but will broaden the topics I wanna speak about. There is just so much more than make up in life. I wanna share what happened to me and what gives me joy nowadays.

I will include literature, cause books move me and they are treasures. I will talk about my trips to the UK, about pets and finding your purpose in life. Something I still am looking for.

I also wanna talk about the physical and psychological issues I've been dealing with. I think sharing it will help and maybe you are dealing with similar issues. I will and want to talk about depression, the hard and cold truth of it and how life-threatening it can be. Just think of the horrible Germanwings plane crash that just happened.

I also have a new job coming my way, I can't talk about it in detail yet, but if everything works out and we do hope it will, it will start in October and be one of the biggest changes in my life. I can't wait to share this with you as well.

Another issue I haven't tackled is a healthy lifestyle and body. I wanna master this as well and share my journey with you.

I hope that you will stay with me, because this blog is nothing without its readers. If you're just here for the make and nothing else, let me just thank you before you leave. It's been an honour and I am grateful for every time you've visited my page.

I think the name Anonymous Beautyholic is still appropriate, cause I am still (and I think we all are) addicted to the beautiful things and experiences in life. From now on I just will cover some new areas and talk about additional topics, cause everything else doesn't feel authentic anymore.

With all my love,
Valerie

2 comments:

Sophie Baggs said...

Fab! I just discovered your blog and have been wanting to write one of my own for ages, just need to change my full name on google+ which is linked with this. There are so many beauty blogs out there, its nice to have a wider scope. I found your blog looking for the gosh eye palettes (9ways to have fun in new york). And you live in Austria -its do beautiful there. Ive not been able to go for 15years/half my life due to severe chronic illness :( but I have good memories. I will bookmark or follow your blog. I hope things continue to improve for you. X sophie

Madame Bonaparte said...

I always enjoy reading your posts, so I'll definitely stay ;)

Like many people, I know depression and I know how it can suck. And that it's really hard to work on problems. So yeah, I'm honestly happy for you, that you're making progress :)

As for the beauty stuff: you don't have to write about new stuff, if you want to write about make up. (Like, if you want to keep that up despite the changes ^^) There's so many options! And I, too, barely buy anything at the moment. On the one hand because I am broke as fuck xD and on the other hand because I just don't NEED much more. I have basic things that I like, a bajillion nail polishes to choose from... so yeah. I kinda grew out of this "you have to buy everything that is LE" hype. ^^

As always, I'm curious about and looking forward to your next post ^^

Best wishes! ;)