What The Hell I’ve Been Up To?

Greetings from the dead! This site has been radio silent for the past few months, in fact for most of 2017 and I do apologise for that. I thought before I got back to the swing of things, I should probably update you on what has been going on lately in my life and why I decided to rise back from the grave to bring you a random blog post.

1. Freelance life has been kicking my ass.

😴 Pause 😴 – Never have I meant TGIF more in my life.

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As you already know, I have been a freelance writer for a while now. Now that I think about it, it has been more than a year! I feel like I stepped into a weird vortex where time is just zooming past me at hyper-speed. I can’t believe that it has been that long.

Lately, things have been revving up and I barely have time to write anything for leisure, seeing as most of my time is taken up by writing content for other people. Also, I hate to admit it but once you start writing so much for other publications, the idea of writing on the weekends really bum you out.

2. Video editing is a new thing I’m into.

Which brings me to my second point. Because I don’t feel like writing much on the weekends, I have been exploring other means to express my creativity and passion for beauty products. Hence, I have been exploring video and photography. I started with vlogs, as you guys may have already known. And now I am moving towards more fragrance related content. I am such a huge lover of fragrances and I love the fragrance community on YouTube so much that I wanted to be a part of it. That was how I started putting out fragrance related content on my YouTube channel and the response from other content creators have been amazing. I felt so welcomed and it was a great feeling talking about things that you love with other people who are equally fanatic about it.

I’ll leave you with my most recent video. It’s a vlog combined with a house review of the local indie perfume company, Oo La Lab. You can check out my thoughts as well as have a peek into my life.

3. I took up school again.

Yep, I’m back in school. As weird as that sounds. However, since I am dead serious about improving my video editing and production skills, it was imperative to me that I take up lessons and really learn the skills I need properly. Hence, I’ve enrolled in part time courses to better my understand on photoshop and so on. So it has been pretty tough juggling work, school and a social life. Another lame but valid excuse as to why I haven’t been updating this page for a while.

4. Things might be changing…?

I might be changing the direction of this website. Of course, I will continue to produce beauty and lifestyle related content on this site. But with my job being affiliated with beauty related content, I think I might switch this up and make it more casual space where I just share bits of my life, be it beauty, clothes or fragrances in a more nonchalant and personal manner. I think it’s more authentic and true to my brand. Also, it will distance myself from future complications in case, I’m told that I can’t write about certain things anymore as I am representing certain companies or brands. It’ll be a positive change as the content here will be more genuine and something different from what’s provided by other official media outlets.

5. Follow me on other platforms too!

As I mentioned before, I have been delving deep into photography, particularly film photography. So my other social media handles have been updated all year round, on a more consistent basis than this one. I always love sharing random things on InstaStory and also share pictures I took on my Instagram page. So, you can see what I’m up to @thebroadwalk on Instagram. I definitely am always on that app, so feel free to connect with me there too.

So that’s about it. I am not dead! I am still here and I will be better about posting from now on as I learnt to manage my time better. I like using this platform to share my thoughts, feelings and opinions. Therefore, I will be keeping this handle and website for as long as I can afford it. You can check out my YouTube channel for more vlogs and fragrance related content and my Instagram for my photography.

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Thank you for being so patient! I have some FIRE topics to talk about and things to share so hang on tight. The Broadwalk is back, baby!

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