Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Growing Up!

It's been a hot minute since I last wrote a proper blog post, I seriously need to learn how to juggle my life asap! have literally been the definition of a negative nelly the last while and have just let everything get on top of me, but with an exciting few days ahead and a reboot in my work ethic, I am very excited to get cracking down and working on a few exciting projects! I just wanted to do a little catch up on where I have been and what I have been doing, the in's and out's as to why I have been basically MIA lately! 
If you follow me on my social media channels, mainly Instagram (@niamh_lovelife) you would see that my main job is as a Retail Makeup Artist for Charlotte Tilbury. It is an amazing brand to work for and I have been provided with endless opportunities so you can probably tell I adore my job. Lately I was lucky enough to be taken on full time with the company which I can't quite believe my luck. That being said balancing a full-time job with a full-time blog has been quite challenging for me lately but I feel like I am getting there. At 22 years of age it is now I should be "burning the candle at both ends" as my Nan would say to me. So I am (very) slowly but surely getting there, learning to not waste time staring into space and watching tv. To go out on that Saturday Night with my friends but remain ready for work Sunday morning. I am only in my early 20's, I should not be acting like a settled 40'something year old with 3 kids, realistically my life is just beginning! 
On the blog side of things, my creative drive has been next to nothing lately - practically extinct. As you can tell from my previous post I almost gave up blogging there awhile back, I just became too bogged down on numbers, followers, why wasn't I creating content good enough, constantly comparing myself to others and in turn lost who I was as a person and a blogger. I have always been so set on who I am as a person and what I stand for! I genuinely believe in working 24 hour days to make your dream a reality but comparing myself to others made me loose that determined mindset. I became kind of content just letting life pass me by and letting my dreams just slip by me. Thankfully though I have snapped myself slightly out of it - well kind of. I battle with my head every single day, so my battle with anxiety over the last while has been hard because of all this comparing and over thinking I was doing but thankfully I am working on it everyday to pull myself out of this rut I got dragged back into and I am very excited to work on some amazing projects I have in the pipeline. Sometimes I honestly have to pinch myself with the opportunities I have been given - I don't deserve it all. 
Last but not least I kind of done a social media detox lately, I literally unfollowed people that were bringing nothing but negative thoughts into my life, stopped watching Snapchats that were of no relevance or benefit to me and it has quite possibly been the best thing I have ever done. Now when I stroll through Instagram, all I am seeing is the faces of my friends and family, the people I admire and the people that inspire me. I didn't realise how beneficial a social media detox would be for my life but in all honesty it has been nothing but a blessing in disguise. 
Without going on too much, I basically want to say thank you! Thank you to all the amazing people reading this post right now, to the followers who constantly interact with me, message me the nicest messages and most importantly show me nothing but an endless amount of support when chasing my dreams. Never in a million years did I think that setting up my blog a few years back would lead to so many incredible opportunities, amazing friends and once in a lifetime memories - I am very excited for what the future holds!
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