If you’re reading this , then you may have noticed that a thing or two has changed around here. Yep, Oh So Mint has gone all swanky pants – revamped and refreshed. But boy oh boy, it’s been an almighty process, let me tell you!
At the start of the year, I had a bit of a meltdown and ended up reevaluating my life as a result of it – a mini/ early quarter life crisis if you will (you can read more about that here). My confidence levels had plummeted, and I had essentially dug myself a hole so deep that there was no where left to go. I was trapped.
When you’re caught in this vicious cycle of self doubt, there comes a point when you realise that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how far life pushes you backwards, there is always room to move forward.
For the last few months I’ve been working hard and stepping out of my comfort zone. Challenging myself to take risks and to try something new. Making a conscious effort to be more on top of things, more organised, more productive. I feel like I can (finally) say with my hand on my heart that I’m starting to feel comfortable in my own skin and do you know what? It’s pretty damn swell.
During my ‘stuck in a rut’ phase, my Instagram suffered and my blog became virtually non existent. I started my blog as a way to be creative again and I know it’s a cliche thing to say, but it’s honestly changed my life. I love that I’ve gained and enhanced my photography skills and that I can write about whatever it is that’s on my mind. I’m free to do as I please. But sadly, I don’t feel like I have ever really thrown myself into it, not as much as I would have liked to any way. Inconsistency, a lack of organisation and zero motivation meant that my relationship with Oh So Mint was always going to be strained. We’ve had a rocky road to say the least!
Now, I won’t bore you with the details, but getting my blog to this point hasn’t been an easy ride. As I mentioned in my post on Instagram, technology has pushed me to the brink. So much so that I honestly didn’t see how we could ever be friends again. Why? Well, if you’re an avid reader you might have noticed that my latest blog posts are no where to be seen. Unfortunately during the transfer, my blog didn’t update properly and all of my recent content has disappeared into the abyss, with no way of retrieving them. Never to be seen again. Two live posts, eight scheduled and four drafts, poooft. Gone. Just like that. What an absolute howler.
Instead of cursing to the wind or sulking whilst eating an entire box of Ferrero Rocher to myself (although the latter does sound appealing…). I’ve decided to pick myself up, brush myself off and crack the hell on. It’s times like this that all you can do is simply draw a line under it. Start a fresh. After all, life’s too short to dwell.
So this is it, I’m all in.
Here’s to a clean slate and new beginnings.