And suddenly it’s June 23rd

You know that feeling you get while reconnecting with relatives, friends or acquaintances at regular intervals – let’s say at an annual family gathering. That annoyed, rolly-eyed reaction to the ever-lingering question on everyone’s minds upon seeing you among the crowd, making you cringe at the very thought of them casually making their way over to you, waiting for them to mutter the same thing they asked you the last time you met?

“So what have you been up to since we last spoke?”

Yeah, we’ve all been there. It’s a weird feeling, being put on the spot to talk about your accomplishments and failures, goals you’ve achieved and ones you’ve let slip away, because a lot has most definitely happened since you last spoke, but remembering it all on demand makes you stutter and maybe even freak out little.

It’s a similar feeling to how fluent multi-linguals (or maybe just me) react when asked to immediately translate a word out of context, and not being able to give a desirable answer. You know you know, but aren’t able to deliver … And you start to second-guess yourself.

A simple “What HAVE you done since…?” turns in to all that you have NOT, and in a matter of seconds all the things you wanted to achieve flash before your eyes, leaving you a mess, at a loss for words, and possibly full of disappointment, merely able to mutter “oh the usual, how about you?”

It’s the exact feeling I got a few days ago remembering my three-year-blogiversary being today – and all the high-hopes I had had for this little space of wide web that didn’t end up happening.

The things I had blogged about were not only a promise to you readers but also a commitment to myself. And with this anniversary looming ever so near I was reminded of how I didn’t stick to it, didn’t build it, didn’t create a brand, didn’t expand in content – nor did I even manage to blog regularly. Despite being asked rather frequently (I am honestly quite flattered) when a new blog post might be up!

It’s quite like myself to zero in on the negative, the things I could’ve done differently, should’ve done better, could have changed …  It’s not often for me to to look back and think of all the amazing things I experienced, learned, and achieved.

So I’m taking today’s annual reminder of creating an outlet for all things pink and sparkly as the day to, rather than focus on the things I didn’t do for this blog, reminisce about some of the amazing things I got to do instead. The valuable life-lessons, the minutes well spent and others things that kept me busy. The wonderful moments spent away from the things I had had planned for of pirouettes and concealers (not counting the “meh” days of binge watching Real Housewives and wrapping myself up in my blanket like a burrito.. because there were a few of those)IMG_7025

  • I successfully passed my first year at university, studying a degree I am really enjoying
  • I snagged the internship of my dreams, that also turned in to a (short-term) employment as Junior Online Editor, keeping me on my toes for 10 months
  • I got to travel to new places in Europe and visit some old favourites
  • I spent 3 weeks in London working and got to reconnect with friends from kindergarten
  • I visited Hong Kong and got to spend quality time with my aunty and beautiful cousins

Another thing I have learned: “Adulting”, while still TREMENDOUSLY daunting at times, is something I could perhaps, eventually, actually wrap my head around. But until that day is upon us, I have become ever the more grateful for supportive parents and friends when I need “adultier adults” to help deal with things at times when I “cannot even”

Now where do we go from here? I don’t quite know. But I am inspired and can’t wait to share my ideas with you all!

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To another three years dearest blog!

Anoushé xoxo

Happy Blogiversary!!

My apologies for being absent from the blog lately. No excuse seems viable enough so I will just go with “I was building the suspense”…(but actually I was mainly just studying, hanging out with the munchkin and binge-watching reality TV).

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You see.. today is my two-year blogiversary. I started of pirouettes and concealers without any intention of it becoming my go-to place to vent; it was originally a dance and beauty blog after all.. but my little space on the internet has evolved and changed along with me, and over these past 2 years it has now become more of a lifestyle blog of sorts.

Yes, I am still makeup crazy, yes I still love dance – but there is more to me and this blog than just that. “Sticking with a niche” and “write what you would want to read” (some of the advice I have received along the way) to me also means stay true to yourself, and myself is saying: “go lifestyle”. Write about life.. and all the facets that go along with it.

As a student/journalism intern/young adult/little kid at heart I feel like I have things to share. Things that could be interesting to some, boring to others, but possibly helpful to those who seek affirmation through stages of their lives, like in my case through the stress of university, the fears of not knowing what career path to choose, and whether kale really is better for me than a piece of chocolate… So why not lend my experiences to the world if that could help even just one other reader looking for the answer via Google?

With this evolution I have promised myself to take some time to build my blog further. I have a rather long summer ahead filled with trips, goals and ideas, aiming at bettering myself and this blog in the process…

So happy 2 year blogiversary dearest blog, you have an exciting year ahead of you!

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Anoushé xoxo

Happy Blogiversary!

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I created this blog one year ago today. I can’t believe a year has flown by so quickly and am so thankful for all the beautiful followers this blog has received over the past few months! I am so grateful for this outlet – a place in cyberspace where I can just be me and share my craziness, dance-love and beauty-addiction with you wonderful people. Thank YOU for all your support this last year.

One major milestone during this past year was receiving the Inspirational Blogger Award and thus finally receiving feedback that SOMEBODY out there is actually reading (and perhaps appreciating) what I am contributing to the vast selection of amazing blogs (somebody other than my über-supportive and absolutely lovely family and friends). Other favourite moments were: the day I started Manicure Monday, my first recipe that I would make over and over again, my first link-up, my Liebster Nomination, and my first post about dance (it was really hard to make a selection as – obviously – I LUURV everything, but well you know…).

This blog has accompanied me through my first job, a break-up, my move to New York, a little soul-searching, and my move to Munich. I was able to reflect my life in words and honestly cannot imagine my world without this little online retreat anymore.

If all that weren’t enough, my passion for writing has evolved immensely over this past year leading me to my current internship at a magazine and slowly helping me shape my future. I cannot wait to discover what else life has in stall for me and am planning on sharing every last detail of all the amazingness to come with YOU!

So happy anniversary ..of pirouettes and concealers and may many more come 🙂

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo