Good morning everyone, I feel like it’s been quite some time since I was able to sit down and just ramble to you all about my life and what’s been going on. With Summer quickly coming to an end, I know it’s inevitable for some things to be changing which is why I wanted to get you all in the loop and let you know what’s going to be happening over the next few weeks as I transition back into the school year.
First things first; the blogging schedule. Throughout the Summer I uploaded Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and as always Sundays. As much as I would like to continue posting five times a week, I think I’m going to have to cut down to four (eliminating Saturdays) This next thing is going to sound so irrelevant but I promise it isn’t. I have six eye shadow palettes and plenty of miscellaneous shadows, trios, and quads lying around. Last year I wanted to use all of my shadows equally so each school week I would use the same palette every day for a week. For example, I would call it “Naked One Week”, “Naked Two Week”, and so forth. In all it takes me about eight weeks to finish up using all my shadows equally. I was thinking about starting this back up the second week of school and was wondering if you all would be interested in seeing a “Makeup Of The Week- Naked 1 Edition” and so forth for those eight weeks. If you’re interested in seeing these posts let me know, they would most likely be uploaded on Saturdays, calling for a fifth post each week. I am totally willing to do a Makeup of The Weeks for those eight weeks if you all would like to see them!
Many of you probably know that I made a YouTube channel due to many requests. However, I’m not sure if you all are interested in seeing consistent videos there, or if you only wanted to see that one video. If people are interested in me keeping up with makeup tutorials on my channel I would be happy to. However, because blogging is my first priority and main focus, I would most likely only upload once every two weeks. I would like to thank you all though for such a positive response to my video, I was overwhelmed with love and support and I am so grateful for that!
As many of you know I am a Varsity Cheerleader for my school and it is HUGELY time consuming. I spend at least thirty hours a week cheering during the school year. As we finish up summer I have only ten-twelve a week. I adore cheerleading and have for the majority of my life, please keep in mind though that during the school year cheer takes up a huge amount of my free time. I am going to try and keep you all in the loop and maybe even do a GRWM for a football game or do a Day In My Life on a game day; football is a BIG deal at my school! On top of this I am going to try and stay involved in my school’s drama department, I loved being the makeup artist and would love to continue being a part of it.
Also, I will be entering my sophomore year of high school and I am so excited for this year. I personally loved my first year of school and am very happy to be getting back into he swing of things in a couple weeks. I’m someone that loves routine and being busy so school inevitably keeps me that way. I also have a tough schedule this year, am taking my first AP class, and am going to be taking a Journalism class which I am so excited for! I go back exactly two weeks from today.
As Summer goes on I’ve had a lot of free time to sit and watch how much my blog has grown. I am nearing 1,000 Instagram followers and recently hit 350 here on the blog. I’ve started to carry around a sense of pride in my stomach. I can not believe how far I have come from blogging. When I started I never thought it would turn into anything more than a place for me to share what I wore to school with my close friends and family. I have watched it take off and turn into so much more. I have connected with strangers, made some amazing friends, and been given the opportunity to inspire people I don’t even know and that is just absolute breath taking to me. I can not thank my friends, family, and all of you enough for helping me follow my dreams. My original goal for the end of 2016 was to hit 1,000 followers on Instagram and 500 on the blog. I am so happy to be working towards that direction, I’ve also learned so much about myself from blogging and it has allowed me to realize what kind of career I would like to pursue.
Last night as I was reading my Bible I came across a verse from Proverbs; it says “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.” It’s Proverbs 16:3 and it was the perfect reminder that as I enter this state of change in the next couple weeks I mustn’t forget that when balancing school, blogging, cheer, theater, a social life, and following my dreams that I can’t lose sight of the Lord, for He is the reason for all my success and the root of the love I radiate to others.
If you’ve read all the way to here, thank you for listening to me ramble! I had so much to fill you in on it seems like, or maybe I just needed to start typing in order to organize my own thoughts. Anyways, please leave me any requests, comments, or feedback, I take everything you all say into consideration. I would love for you all to leave me your thoughts on the Makeup Of The Week’s and my YouTube channel, thank you in advance! I hope you all have the best day! Thank you for everything. With love, McKenz.