Happy hump day friends! It’s finally warming back up here and as much as I loved being able to wear the few jackets I own, I’m ready for 70-80 degree weather again. Well, as most of you know, this year there are many upcoming changes to NNB and honestly I am feeling a bit scared, sad, excited…all the feels! My color palette of emotions for the past week or so has led me to really pause and reflect on this past year and what I want 2018 to look like…

 

2017 was one crazy damn year. There were so many challenges but also a ton of new experiences. I have been wracking my brain for a couple weeks now searching for some introspection. I love blogging and being part of the blogger community, but I’ve been searching for my place there within. Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I help others? After much thought and mental ping pong,  I realize that not only do I want to create content you all want to see but also, I really want to provide content that gives me purpose and makes me happy as well. I want to provide a place that is positive, inspiring, and helpful to you. I don’t want NNB to just be a space that is all about, “hey, look at my new outfit” booooring… If you know me personally, I am not one to be the center of attention, thats just not me. I have a really hard time taking selfies, especially with my face in it, lol. With that in mind some of you are probably like, then why the hell do you blog and share pictures of yourself? That answer is so complicated, maybe it would be worth a whole blog post one day… but the short answer is, I blog because I connect with so many new people and I love that connection. I love when I can inspire someone to go outside their box, or try on something new, its just what makes me tick.

 

 

Growing up I was always the one going out on a limb, trying the new hair style, trying the new trends, because I never felt comfortable just floating the mainstream. I loved when I would see someone inspired by what I wore or how I looked, some people may get pissed or jealous if someone copied them, but that just isn’t how I react. There are a lot of people, especially in their late 20’s and early 30’s that get stuck in the same style and don’t evolve their wardrobe to be relevant. It happened to me for about 3 years and I felt awful about myself, my self esteem was very low, too low and not healthy.

Also, growing up I struggled with self esteem, am I good enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, etc. The constant comparisons by way of social media exposure can sometimes feel like a competition or even a source of insecurity. The more I have thought about it these past couple of weeks the more I realize, MOST woman are not super skinny, model-types, and it may be hard to relate to someone that is. All we can do is strive to be the best version of our selves and that starts with a healthy mind and body. I could keep going on and on… anyway.

All this being said, I want to be here to help you step outside the norm, try something new, be confident in what you wear on the daily, and up your beauty and skin care regiment as well. Skincare has become SO important to me since turning thirty and I want to help everyone find the best products so we can all feel young and pretty together, and hopefully not have to get botox 😉

Here is to a great 2018 and please bare with me as I get into a groove of consistently supplying helpful, positive, feel good thoughts and posts.

 

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