While I was on my little “break”, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on several things – one being why I began my blog in the first place. That, in turn, got me thinking about my “place” in the Green Beauty world..what my purpose is if you will. I never wanted to be the same as anyone else (and anyone who really knows me, knows that I definitely am not! lol), but I also never wanted to be “lost” in a sea of voices, much louder than mine, with no way for me to break through and be heard too.
After stressing over whether or not I should even continue blogging, I suddenly had an epiphany. It suddenly became clear as to what my purpose is, what sets me apart from others, how I can actually hope to make a difference.
It all comes down to the basic reason I started my blog. So, back to the beginning I go.
I truly believe that everything that happens to us, whether good or bad is for a reason. We may not understand the reasoning, especially when it is something that hurts us, but I believe that if we can learn to turn that bad thing around for good, we can truly make a positive impact on the world. OK, maybe not necessarily the world, but, at least, people who are going through what we are and are in need of guidance or help.
I know I am not the only person who has suffered with acne. I know that I am not the only person who has dealt with it at such a young age (9yrs old), or who is still dealing with it even in their 40’s. But, I do feel that I have a lot to say about this subject. And while the topic may not be original, my story is. It’s my story that sets me apart – my journey, my successes, my failures. I have a lot of knowledge I have gained over the last 36 years since the first pimple reared its ugly head on my face. Add to it the depressing issue of pitted acne scarring and the constant struggle with low self-esteem, and I really feel a strong pull to focus on this topic more frequently. I feel like there are many people out there who need the love and support to get through this. Acne affects so much more than just skin. It affects your whole being. Your mental and emotional health. It affects your very soul.
I wish I could be one of those bloggers modeling the latest Green Beauty looks, but sadly, my skin is not like theirs. Make-up just doesn’t look as “flawless” on me as it does on them though I do have several tricks to hide scarring and blemishes that I will gladly share!
There will be many changes coming to TBE in the future, but the biggest will be a return to focusing on what made me start it in the first place. My desire to help others with their skin issues (including accelerated aging from using certain acne products!), and to try and make a difference in even just one person’s life. If I can do that, then I will feel like my suffering wasn’t for nothing. 🙂
It’s time to come full circle and go back to the beginning….
Peace & love,