The Journey Begins

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“I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise.”

-Kevyn Aucoin

Did you know that your stress can turn into joy? How about passion? I know, what about beauty? How about I let you in on a secret? Shhh it’s highly confidential,once in a lifetime advice…..What if I told you the answer you have been looking for is makeup?! Before you click away; no I am not crazy I’m just convinced.

Hi guys, my name is Abby and at 22 years old I have found the solution to all of my stress. All of my anxiety. All of my depression. The remedy is simply makeup. Don’t believe me yet? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see if I can convince you.

1998….a whopping 20 years ago. Two year old Abby was about to forever lose the life she had known her whole 2 year old life. No I am not talking about my new baby sister coming into my life. That was a good thing…….at least that’s what they told me.

weeks after that new bundle of attention stealer , I mean joy 🙂 came home, we almost lost my mom. The culprit being cushings and attisons disease. The medical definition you might ask? : an abnormal condition caused by excess levels of corticosteroids and especially cortisol in the body due either to hyperfunction of the adrenal gland (as from adrenal adenoma or hypersecretion of ACTH by the pituitary gland) or to prolonged use of corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone).

Average joe definition? A endocrin condition that requires the removal of the adrenal glands. (Basically her ability to adapt to quick changes or stress; fight or flight.”

Growing up, I did not comprehend how sick she was. Once school rolled around I started realizing she was different than other kids moms.

1. Didn’t work

2. Lots of hospital stays

3. Every time a flu or cold traveled the house she wound up in the hospital.

I always remember saying “I’m glad my dad is wicked healthy.

Well as they say, they only thing consistent in life is that it will always be inconsistent.

Fast forward 13 years, my whole world crumbled down in front of me. The word every family dreads. The big C word. CANCER. My forever healthy dad was now the second one of my parents to become terminally ill.

The next 5 years would be a downward spiral. Weight gain, depression, anxiety, toxic relationships, breakdowns. You name it, I experienced it. Until I found my passion. My outlet. My ability to vent……

My make up collection!

This blog is to hopefully show others the magic that makeup and beauty has brought me. The influencers that have inspired me daily. The art that it has taught me to create. The joy and relief that has taken the place of self hate. The movement of not valuing my life to loving it.

Turning all of that stress into beauty.

If I can make a difference in just one life. This all will have meant something. I hope you stick around with me and learn the power your makeup bag can hold.

-Abby

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