Beautiful With Brains is turning 7 today! I can hardly believe it.
When I started this blog, I was an insecure girl in the throes of depression. I hardly left the house. Talking to another human being brought on a strong anxiety attack. I didn’t have the energy to do anything. Even brushing my teeth was too difficult some days. Writing, something I always loved, didn’t excite me anymore. For years, I only wrote a few lines here and there.
Fast forward seven years, and I am now living in the most amazing city in the world, trying to make my dreams come true. I’m still shy and reserved, but I’m learning to come out of my shell, put myself out there, and try out new things. I’m a lot happier and relaxed. And I’m writing more than ever. In fact Id’ like to turn it into a career.
While I couldn’t pinpoint the moment or the event that triggered my recovery (it was a slooow process and many factors contributed to it), one of the things that helped me the most was starting this blog.
At the time, I had no idea how it was going to change my life. I just wanted to share my almost dead passion for one of the few things that I still had a remote interest in: cosmetics. I thought no one would be interested in reading what I had to say and that within a few months, Beautiful With Brains would be just a memory.
But seven years later, it s still going strong. It has now turned into a wonderful community. Along the way, I have met some amazing people I am now proud to call my friends. I regularly receive emails, twits, and messages from people telling me how this or that post helped them with a problem they had, which makes all the time and effort that go into this blog worthwhile.
Beautiful With Brains also led me to some amazing opportunities, like going to events, and working with brands I have always admired. And it made me rediscover my love for writing. More than that, it gave me back my confidence in my writing abilities and made me realise that I could do it professionally.
And none of this would have happened without you. All of you who take the time to read this little blog, write me emails and comments, send me twits, messages, say hi or just lurk in the background. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You’ll never know how much you helped me. I’m striving every to make this blog a better, more enjoyable place to give you back something of what you have given me. If I can do that, I can consider this blog successful.