About Me

No Pressure

Why am I here? Well, why are you here? (please don’t leave!) What’s brought you to read my blog as opposed to the tens of millions of others out there that already exist? (Seriously though, don’t leave, it gets better.)

I’ll tell you why I am here. It’s because through passion, fear and even loss, I have found that I want to be here! I want to be a part of this inspirational community and would love nothing more than to become a successful blogger. Hell, even just to be able to call myself a blogger would be cool!

I have found over the years that I have few, not many but just a few natural-born talents. Keep reading if you are still interested to find out what  my “natural talents” are. Do do do do do dee doo…

Oh, still here?! Thank God!

In no particular order, these talents are: organizing, writing, being creative and passionate. I think I just answered that ever-annoying question that interviewers always ask, “So, tell me a little bit about yourself…” That is one of, if not the hardest question to answer; who wouldn’t want to hire me now?!

I don’t want to get too mushy on you just yet. You may barely know me! However, the truth is, the reason I am here is because everything that I do, I do with a PASSION. I love with a passion, create with a passion, clean with a passion, organize with a passion…you get the idea. And now I want to prove to myself that I can write with a passion.

Without a doubt 2015 has been the single most difficult year of my entire life. I feel like I’ve learned a lot but also feel that I have so much more to teach myself. Look at me go! Believing I can change the world way I see myself and taking care of me for once!

Not to keep bringing it up but I have literally been through hell and back, only to repeatedly be told what an amazing person I am, what an inspiration I am and how strong I am to get through what I have been through, with the confidence I have shown throughout it all. That’s a lot of pressure to keep doing something that I don’t even know how the hell to explain I am doing! One thing I do know that has gotten me through this year is my passion for the YouTube community and all of the amazing beauty gurus who I come home to at night and feel a connection to. The beauty industry is one MAJOR reason why I am here. I love makeup and I love writing. Period. Not periods though, hate those.

Over the last three years, I have begun picking up on all of the tips and tricks, insights and stories that beauty gurus give and have tried them out myself. Phase in part II of this newfound passion, Instagram. It’s my new best friend. Suddenly, Facebook became this place that drove me into a downward spiral and Instagram was there to save me before hitting rock bottom. Well, not literally but you get the point. ENTER -> the Instagram beauty blogger.

Months later, I finally sat down, created this account and told myself “you can be one of them if you really want to! Stop sitting on your hands and being terrified of the pressure of blogging and just do it.”

My hope is that years down the road, I will read this blog as a successful blogger and think “Wow, this is total shit but I am SO proud of myself for doing this. Look at how far you have come and the person that you are today because of it”.

Okay, no pressure Ana. GO!