Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a handful of friends ask me whether or not I was still blogging.
When I told them that I wasn’t, their responses were something along the lines of:
“Omg Alexa, really? I can’t go on with my life unless you write more blogs.” *
“Your tips and tricks have changed my life.” *
“You are the Beyonce of blogging.” *
* These quotes are fabricated elaborations of what was actually said
I wouldn’t be staying true to my promise of being 100% real with my readers, if I didn’t tell you guys the reason I’ve been MIA. The truth is, I’ve been feeling incredibly down on myself lately, and have barely felt motivated enough to put a bra on … let alone write a blog post.
I guess I wasn’t able to wrap my head around having the title of a “Beauty Blogger”. I always thought that someone who promotes things that make you feel beautiful, should be exhibiting beauty in their everyday life.
That is something that I rarely do.
Outside of my perfectly filtered selfies, I look like present day Rob Kardashian. I wear granny panties under my leggings, and (on most days) my mustache could give a high school boy’s mustache a run for it’s money.
What I finally realized, is that it isn’t about what I look like … It’s about what I have to offer.
When I first started Slexa Says, I was creating an outlet where I could share my knowledge, stories, and brutal honesty with anyone who cared to read about it, and that is exactly what I will continue to do. While most of my posts will continue to be beauty related, I plan to not shy away from the person I am behind the makeup.
I’ve realized that the great things that you have going on – on the inside, are far more important than what you think you lack on the outside. So I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me, and encouraged me to write this. If you hadn’t given me my confidence back, I wouldn’t have been motivated to start blogging again.
If you can compliment someone today, DO it! It may change their life.