Vlog – I’m Back! …Again!

30 Dec

Yes, it’s been quite a while again, but there’s big news and big changes. I’ve got a baby coming along now, and a fresh new start next year. So much excitement, and so much to look forward to.

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Finally…the Announcement

20 Nov

Another month has seemed to fly by… It’s funny how quickly time passes when you’re not paying attention.
Now a little time for reflection… and finally, the announcement I’ve been hinting at for what seems like months now.

As you may be able to see from the photo with this post, I have a little bun in the oven.

The Bun in the Oven

ETA – March 2011.

Yes, it may seem a little late for me to be making this sort of announcement, but hey, I’ve had a lot on my plate.

On top of school, and work, I’ve also been planning for this new member of the family.

In addition, I’ve been trying to formulate the right words to describe everything that is changing and developing in my life as of now.

It’s a little scary, to be honest. My entire life has taken a new direction, and a lot more changes are coming my way.
You can only really be so prepared for having a child, yet there’s still so much more you can never plan for.
Despite it all, it’s definitely a load off my shoulders to know I have a supportive family and boyfriend to help me.

I consider myself very lucky.
Not everybody has the love and support that I have.

Finding out was definitely a shocker; I mean, a baby wasn’t on my, or my boyfriend’s agenda for at the very least a few more years. Yet, here we were, being handed what could be arguably the greatest gift mother nature could give, even though it may not have felt like that at the beginning. As frightening as it all was, we settled that we were prepared to take on the challenge; we weren’t going to take the easy way out. We’d have the baby, and we’d raise it together.

I wasn’t sure what kind of reaction to expect when telling my friends and family, but to my relief. Everybody I spoke with was surprised, but supportive, even excited. I wasn’t being judged, they were happy for me, and that felt really good.

It’s also nice to be told they think I’d make a good mother, and I hope I will be.

So this announcement may lead to a lot of questions… and rightly so.

Will I continue my makeup and styling work?What are my future plans?
What’s going to change?
What’s going to stay the same?
What in the world is going on in my head?

I ask myself those questions almost every day.

For one, I definitely plan to continue my makeup and styling work. It’s my passion, and I want to do it for the rest of my life. Now, I’ll just have a little more to juggle, but I think I’ll be prepared for it with proper planning and coordinating with my boyfriend.
There are a lot of things I still am trying to figure out as far as my future.

There’s the question of Cosmetology school; will I take time off and finish later, or just power through? I think I’ll have to play it by ear. School is definitely still a top priority for me.
Luckily for my work situation, freelance is a perfect occupation because I can make my own schedule. It’ll definitely come in handy with a baby in tow, and like I said before, it also helps to have friends, boyfriend and family willing to lend a hand.

There are so many things going through my mind every day. I mean, frick! I’ve got a baby coming in 4 months!
It’s exciting, it’s frightening, it’s life-affirming, it’s so many things.

I can’t even imagine what it’ll really be like, it’s all still so surreal at some points.

I definitely hope to keep writing and talking about developments and baby-ness as the months go on.

Lot’s of changes are on the way…

Hope you all join me for the ride.

POTD: 10.23.10 (I’m bad at blogging.)

23 Oct

Man, how many times have I said I’m bad at blogging? Well, I’m really bad at blogging, haha.

Things have been busy though. School has started, still doing projects on the weekends, keeping pretty occupied…

Halloween is a week away…’tis the season to face your greatest fears…

I’ve always been massively afraid of spiders. Ugh, they give me the creeps.

This little guy might be my only exception…

Gus the tarantula pug 1

Oh… and that announcement I vlogged about a little while ago? It’ll make itself known very soon…

POTD: 10.5.10

5 Oct

Time is flying…

Well, I survived my first week of Cosmetology School, but unfortunately I’m out sick today with a cold.

Hopefully I’ll recover and get back to the swing of things tomorrow…

In the meantime… ’tis the season for spooks.

Has everybody figured out their costumes yet? I’m still thinking of ideas…

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere

I remember being a black cat one year.

Back to the VLOG!

29 Sep

I know it’s been quite a while… here’s a very quick update from me to you!

More to come soon!

POTD: 9.14.10

14 Sep

Who I want to be when I grow up…

Ohhhh…. fashion….

POTD: 9.13.10

13 Sep

I want to make art for the rest of my life.

Self portrait: 6.8.2007

swing sitting.

I can’t believe this was over three years ago already…