Hello there, beautiful! I just realized that I've been blogging for almost a year now (woo-hoo!) and I still feel as though I haven't really introduced myself to you. You've caught small little glimpses into who I am here and there, but you don't really know me yet. I'm here today to change that! Let's start with the basics. I'm 24 for a couple of more months (I'll be turning 25 in April). I'm a very simple person who sees the good in everything and everyone. I'm childlike and sometimes I'm very easily distracted. I believe in the power of kindness and compassion. I also believe that nothing matters more in life than family. My family consists of my parents, my two dogs, and my cat – all 5 of them mean the world to me. I'm lucky to have parents who are also my best friends.
Two years ago I got sick and my life completely changed. When I first became ill, I could never have guessed that getting sick would have changed my life in so many positive ways. Despite having bad days, being sick has given me so many new opportunities and I'm thankful for that. I'm closer than ever to my family, I know exactly who I am and what I want out of life, and I'm doing something that I'm passionate about (blogging). Sometimes good things come of really bad things. The worst part about getting sick was that I had to give up my dreams, (hopefully not forever), so I started Beautiful Basics to give myself something to look forward to doing every day.
I can honestly say that creating and maintaining Beautiful Basics has been one of the best things to ever happen to me. I've been writing ever since I can remember and have written more short stories and attempted novels than I care to mention. I even went to college for journalism. Now I'm using my skills to write about another passion of mine, beauty. Writing Beautiful Basics brings me more joy than you can probably even imagine. It has given me purpose and I've gotten to try so many new amazing products because of it. I've also made new friends!
This blog sort of took on a life of its own and led me down the path of being green. When I started this page it was just supposed to be an outlet to share some of my favorite do-it-yourself recipes and has since turned into so much more. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I accept each and every challenge that comes my way.
I'm so glad that you're here and I hope you stick around for years to come because I know there are so many amazing things in store for us.