Well, I feel that it is finally time to share my big announcement with all of you.
I started Champagne and Lipstick back when I was in high school as one of my usual grand schemes that I throw myself into at first without a clue of what I’m doing. I love that I always am coming up with something. I think the reason that I enjoyed writing for this blog wasn’t for viewership but just because I got a chance to write something. I love writing despite all of the challenges it brings.
When I wrote that very first blog post I know that I had this vision of making money and becoming the next big hit. Where when one is chatting with friends, they’ll bring up an post about some beauty tip and their friends will all have heard of the blog or be followers themselves. Again, love that I dream big. I wanted to share my love for all things cosmetic with the rest of the world. As time went on and I became a lot less consistent with scheduling posts and content, I realized that my vision for my blog had shifted considerably. I want to give those who spend the few precious minutes of their day reading my posts something actually worth their time. I don’t see this as a way to ‘make it big’ but as a way to just express myself and write about what is on my mind. That being said, I feel that the time has come for Champagne and Lipstick to come to an end. I’ve been writing here for almost four years (the anniversary would be on August 12th) and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with it. I’m not through in the blogging world, I still thoroughly enjoy writing posts, I just will no longer be writing here.
I’m still young and although I like to think of myself as older than I actually am, I love looking back at the earlier days and seeing how I’ve changed. My style is different, I have discovered new passions, my future aspirations are different. Katy Perry said that she believed that we should always be growing and changing. You don’t have to do a total 360 but if you can look at the position you were in four years ago (at the brink of the final year of your life – lol, high school or college) and see that you’ve grown as a person, I think that means you did something right.
Now, instead of trying to share beauty tips of outfits I want to share my life experiences with you. I’m not an extraordinary person going on wild adventures all of the time. I’m a regular person going through the exact same things that you are. Learn from my mistakes, go through it with me, or find humor in how ridiculously I handle completely normal situations. Join me at The Oatmeal Raisin Cookie in a few weeks as I start on a new blog journey. I’ve been working on it for quite some time now and am so excited for it to finally come to life! I kept having to remind myself to be patient and do everything right this time. It’s sad that I am choosing to say goodbye to something that I have been doing for so long but with every end is a new beginning and I am excited to see where this new one leads.