Warning: Long Post!
Happy New Year my dear readers! I hope you brought in this new year with style! If you have been following me for the past 2 years, you will know I have had my ups and downs with this website. Some days I love it, some days I hate it. For the most part, I let months go by without updating. I let life get to me and honestly, It is not a good excuse!
While the general population have 2342423 resolutions for every new year, I only have one: to be shameless. I’m pretty sure you guys don’t get it. Let me break it down to ya…
1. feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace:
2. unwilling or restrained because of fear of shame, ridicule, or disapproval:
They were ashamed to show their work.
3. (especially of children) bashful; timid. (dictionary.com)
All my life, I have been very shy and timid. I didn’t care what people thought of me but I did care if I looked like a fool in front of people. I always had my own style and my own way of expressing myself. However, my look was the only risk I have probably ever taken. I was very afraid to look stupid and had paralyzing fear of failure. That major flaw has prevented me from doing so much more with myself. I let year after year go by, (for the most part) I let opportunities go by because I had to be front and center. For goodness sake, it took major soul searching just to start this blog!
After my 30th birthday this past October, (that post will be up soon) I promised myself to take more chances and be open to all possibilities that came with the blogging industry. So far, I was inching my way with being more comfortable sharing my life online. I had to come to a realization that Social Media now is a way of life. While I can pick and choose what I share online, the reason I have people follow me (I hate saying “followers”) is because they are genuinely interested in what I have to say, do, or write.
My main resolution for 2015 is to be…
1. lacking any sense of shame : immodest; audacious.
2. insensible to disgrace.
3. showing no shame.
Now, I am not saying I will be parading around like my poop doesn’t smell but I do have to be in it to win it. There are people who post pointless things all day long and all they are doing is living their everyday lives. I have seen people with no talent get to the top all because they promote themselves with no regrets, while the artistic introverts are left behind.
I came across this old Shameless Maya video on how she challenged herself to shamelessly promote herself for 365 days and see where it takes her. This resonated with me because (as an introvert) I would much rather be at home and work behind the scenes than be the center of attention. But, as someone who wants to win, I know that a closed mouth don’t get fed. I took this challenge to heart and promised myself that for the rest of 2015, I will keep an open mind, put my feelings of fear in the back burner and join the new millennium in the overexposure of blogger life.
I will be changing this blog around to make it more about lifestyle and include subjects like :
Travel:::Emotional Wellness:::Hair Care:::Beauty::: Finance:::Holistic Practices
I also promised myself to (FINALLY) get a little more tech savvy so I can deliver better quality posts.
Either way, this blog is going to turn into my journal to the world as I share and write about areas that interest me. I am going to be the Editor in Chief (something I always wanted to be) of this website and hopefully, my readers can come along for the ride. Here is to a SHAMELESS 2015!