Yes, it’s been a while since my last post. This post has been one of the hardest ones to write, because I’ve been “trying” to write it for, well… years.
Why has it taken so long?
Because I didn’t want to admit that I’d failed.
That what I’d planned wasn’t good enough.
If you know anything about my personality type (INTJ), you know that once a plan is in motion, I don’t let it go unless I have to. And that may take a while depending on who and what’s involved.
Living The Classy Life started primarily as a fashion and beauty blog/site. At the time, I was focused on all things classy – style, makeup, beauty, organizing, etc.
I will continue to write and share on those topics — but — a LOT has changed since then.
You see, life doesn’t respect your plans, whether you need it to or not.
And the best you can do is accept the present, learn/grow and move forward.
And be your authentic self – through and through.
Which is exactly why this site has been stuck.
The core ideas have been here from the beginning… but the commitment – and who I presented – was… superficial. (Ouch – that’s another hard thing to admit).
That last part implies that I wasn’t authentic, which isn’t true.
Before, all I wanted to show was the cheeriest outlook… All “positive thoughts” and “live your best life” and a lot of fluffy stuff.
There is always a place for more cheer, gratitude and positivity. But…
There’s so much more to living your classiest life than putting your best (and sometimes made-up) face forward.
It’s not all rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes you’ve gotta be direct, bold, and a little selfish at times. And that’s OK.
I’m Calling Myself Out…
So, yes, it’s been a while to get this out to you, because I’m calling myself out on my own B.S.
While mostly fluff worked at the start, when things changed — as I changed — I felt like I couldn’t share that with you all.
That is where I failed and stopped sharing hardly anything.
I’m sorry for not admitting change and for holding back for so long.
There’s plenty more to come; but not everything will be as prim, proper and polished. I hope you’ll stick around so that we can share and grow together.