You have no idea how excited I am to be back up and running on my little blog. You also have no idea how excited I am to revamp this damn thing! Etsy is a beautiful thing, y'all.
I have to be honest, I didn't know where I was going with this... I had ideas, but no real direction for it. I needed to find myself in the midst of all of these beauty bloggers/vloggers.
I took a step back from the beauty community in general and decided to focus on myself and what my dreams were. Did I really envision myself being some kind of successful beauty blogger and vlogger? Or was I just happy with it being a hobby of mine? More importantly, who the hell was I in this sea of internet personalities? That may seem like a silly question, but it's true. I needed to find myself and create something of my own.
This question also applied to me in real life, outside of the internet. Who is Ashley Maria? What does she want? What does she love? What are her goals? Who does she want to become?
I have to admit... All of these questions remain unanswered. I need more time to experience life and figure things out. In the meantime, though, I want to be here. Doing this. Expressing myself. Sharing. Growing. Learning. Discovering.
I want to be HERE. I want to make this my own. I want to let this side of me be free and flourish. I want to put on makeup and take a shit-ton of selfies! I want to document what I love, really like, and dislike in the beauty world. I want share who I am and who I am becoming. I want to share my journey in hopes of helping someone out there.
No more restrictions. No more doubts.
I may not have all of these answers right now, but I'm not going to hold back from doing the things I love anymore. This is happening and I'm so ready.