June 22, 2021

Girl, Where have you been?

So, where have I been? Well, I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster. With everything that has happened in America and around the world, it was very important for me to protect my mental health. So, I took a step back from everything. I thought working from home would be less stressful, but it has been the complete opposite. I can’t put into words the level of exhaustion I’ve experienced in the last 13 months. 

As much as I love makeup and being a Makeup Artist, I’ve lost my mojo to create

With exhaustion comes other emotions, and for me, they included feeling uninspired and unfulfilled. As much as I love makeup and being a Makeup Artist, I’ve lost my mojo to create. If you follow me on social media, you’ll see that I haven’t posted on my IG or FB pages in months. I’ve even turned down several makeup opportunities, due to not being in the right headspace. Some days, I  ask myself if this is the end of my makeup career. A career that has been plagued with ups and downs ever since I completed beauty school.

I know I’m not the only Makeup Artist to feel this way

I know these feelings aren’t permanent, but I refuse to ignore them. Instead, I’ve embraced them. They’re all part of my life journey. I was scrolling through Twitter one night and I came across a tweet that sums up exactly how I’ve  been feeling. I know I’m not the only Makeup Artist to feel this way. I’ve been journaling and praying to God to help me understand why I feel the way I do and how to overcome it. I sometimes wish I had friends in the Makeup Community I could talk to, or a mentor to help guide me through this challenging time.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

So, am I slowly emerging out of this makeup rut? Yes, somewhat. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As things slowly start to return to “normal”,  I plan to make the most of the next six months. Late last year, I revamped my website which I am so proud of. Now it’s all about putting myself out there again. 

Until Next Time…

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