What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. Life has been pretty busy. I’ve relocated twice in four years and that takes a decent toll on a person. I tried to get back into blogging a few years ago, but then something happened.

I found myself in perhaps the most boring job, EVER. I was working front desk at H&R Block for tax season. During the height of the season, and by that, I mean April 10-15 when everyone is rushing to get their taxes done, it was a very busy job. But between January and April, it was boring. And by boring, I mean total snooze-fest. Internet access is extremely limited for the safety of the customer’s information, so really the only sites I could get on were Google and Amazon. But, if I browsed too often, it was clear Big Brother was watching, and soon the sites that I could navigate were blocked.
No music plays in an H&R Block office. Why? Because they say it can distract the tax pros, therefore it stays quiet. Even quieter than a library. You hear every sniffle, every subtle cough, the rustle of clothing as one reaches for a pen, the click of the pen as its put into use; even the sound of the pen as it swishes across paper. You could literally hear a pin drop.
I asked one of the tax pros how a person is supposed to keep their sanity with the silence, no internet and an already clean office, because 2 hours into a shift and that was taken care of. They had plenty of work to do, I did not. One day, one of them told me that a former admin used to do his homework to pass the time. Well, that’s all fine and good for him, but I wasn’t in school, so what was I to do? As I would sit, being bored to tears, I started to daydream. I’ve always been very good at daydreaming. My mind would drift into that wonderful world of imagination and fill my hours. Then I thought, hmmm, maybe, do I give it a shot? What happens if I do? Or, more importantly, what happens if I don’t? I had nothing to lose and plenty of time to kill, so I went for it.

Here’s what happened.

I wrote a book.

Oh, a beauty book, you ask? What a great idea since I have a beauty blog.

Um, no. I wrote a romance novel. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? What the heck am I doing writing a romance novel when I have such a passion for the beauty industry? If I ever figure out that answer, I’ll be sure to tell you, because I don’t know what happened. The floodgates opened and I went with it! And the funny thing is, I didn’t just write a book. I wrote a series of books. Mid-way through my outline, I thought maybe I had enough for a trilogy. Then I kept going and realized I had more than enough for a series.

So, hopefully you’re on the edge of your seat, waiting for the first book to come out, because it’s coming. It’s in the final edit and I’m self-publishing. As soon as it’s ready to go, I will share the news, and hopefully you’ll all help me spread the word.

In the meantime, I do want to post product reviews and offer any advice that I can. The platform of my blog will change slightly as I want to focus not only on beauty, but on fashion, accessories, lifestyle and anything that defines beauty. So, stay tuned, I have a few reviews I’m working on that are coming your way.

Tell me what you’ve been up to! What beauty products have you been loving lately? Looking forward to interacting with all of you again! And, as always:

You’ve Been Beautified!