My blog has become more and more personal over the past year and a half, and it only makes sense to me that as I change and grow, so does GGS. I started Graceful Glass Slipper to be primarily a fashion blog, because I love fashion (I talk about it constantly so a blog seemed like a natural step). I am majoring in fashion design, and I am in my first sewing class right now; and with every class I take I only feel more confident that I am where I am meant to be, doing what I am meant to do. But, when I feel inspired to write or share something here on the blog, it is usually more beauty and wellness focused.
I have been asking myself over and over why this is, and I finally realized that my passion for beauty and wellness is what helps me be my best self and feel like my best self. The reason I read the blogs of others is to feel inspired to follow my dreams when I close the laptop. Last week, in the wee hours of the morning before my fashion technology class, I gave myself a mini facial in the morning using certified organic skincare products and recited a few positive affirmations before heading out the door. I started the day with self-care, and as soon as I sat down at my sewing machine that morning, all of my anxiety was able to melt away because I felt like my best self. Self-care and love are so important, and I find that taking care of myself on the outside and inside go hand in hand. Graceful Glass Slipper becomes like a journal for me at times, and sharing even the little things that bring light and joy to my day makes publishing a blog post feel all the more special. What reminded me of journaling is The Carrie Diaries (which I just finishing watching an episode of); and like Sex and the City, Carrie narrates throughout the episode, always having created a thoughtful, inspiring piece of writing by the end. Watching The Carrie Diaries, in my favorite pair of polka dot pajamas and happy from the oatmeal and peanut butter I just ate, I decided that I want to be able to share things like that on Graceful Glass Slipper. Similar to my posts under the Beautiful Words category, I want to write about the things that feel important to me in the way that they are what make everything else worthwhile (my passion for fashion design being one of them).
Graceful Glass Slipper is something that I want to be meaningful, something that could help just one person; because I am so grateful for the people who have helped me, and continue to help me, by sharing their thoughts and advice.
To me, beauty is self-care (self-love!). I find that wellness fits under this label, too.
Lifestyle is everything that makes up the obstacles and most beautiful things in life, no matter how big or small.
Without further ado, welcome to Graceful Glass Slipper, a beauty and lifestyle blog!
Thank you all so much for your support. It means the world to me.