Where in the world is, Jessicas Gone Viral?

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Over the past year, I have had a lot of people ask why I stopped writing my blog.  I didn’t really have a great reason so I would give some quippy answer or the typical “I’m just sooo busy” excuse but I recently gave it some thought.  Why would I stop something that I enjoyed doing so much?

Reason Number 1:

I am an incredibly lazy person.  I wish I could blame this on my insane schedule (which is valid), but I certainly have time for other things I like.  Unfortunately what I like more than all other things is laying in bed watching tv.  There have been multiple times that I have rescheduled my Drybar appointments because I just didn’t see myself getting there before 4 pm.  This laziness leads to my second reason. 

Reason Number 2:

I have also gotten incredibly lazy about my skincare and makeup routines (gasp!).  Words I could never imagine myself saying 2 years ago.  I have caught myself using makeup wipes, something I never would have done unless I was desperate.  This lack of motivation led me down a path of self-doubt.  “What do I have to write about?”  “Why would anyone care what I think, I don’t even wash my face anymore?” etc.

Reason Number 3:

One of the biggest reasons for my slow down was welcoming a new member to my family, my dog Bentley.  While everyone loves their dog, my love for Bentley is unreal.   I felt he was so cute that everyone else needed to recognize his adorableness too and started down the black hole of being an Instafamous Dog Momager.  I was quickly connecting with other dog parents across the country and before I knew it he had nearly 13,000 followers and I had stopped washing my face. 

All of this changed in February when my mom was diagnosed with a blood cancer known as MDS (Myelodysplastic syndromes) and I haven’t taken a picture of Bentley since.  My poor fur baby doesn’t get to go on our weekly photo shoots and life as we knew it has changed. 

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No makeup and crazy hair for my mom’s first day of chemo

This is all to say that I am back.  The product whore that I once was is still here, my obsessions have just taken on some additional forms.  While my lipstick drawer is still spilling over and I still become overly infatuated with new mascaras and serums, I also throw myself into many other things as well.  I hope you stick around, but if not, I totally get it!

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