Things have changed. I have blonde hair now, for one. Other things have changed though. I'm a little more transparent, a little wiser, and a bit more sensitive to who I am.
I stopped blogging nearly 6 months ago because I couldn't push myself to portray myself as something that I wasn't. I wasn't happy, I wasn't fulfilled. In fact, I felt like the walls were caving in on me. I had to stop everything and focus on me. I couldn't continue to be "Simply Chanelle" when Chanelle didn't even know what that meant!
It can get a little frustrating trying to "Makeup of the Day" posts and "Look for Less" blogs when you don't give a hoot about how you look or what you have on because you're not happy with life. It was even more difficult to do spiritual blogs because I was in so much inner turmoil, and quite frankly, frustrated with God because I wasn't secure in life.
In the past 6 months I've learned a lot about who and what I am not. As well as who and what I am. Im more comfortable with the questions I ask about life, because those questions are genuine and necessary. Im comfortable being a 25 year old woman who doesn't have it all together. I'm comfortable with you following my genuine journey, because it's mine. Giving myself the liberty to be who I am has allowed me to be happy, meaning I'm ready to jump back in.
So this blog will move forward being a bit more open, more honest, and more me. SimplyChanelle.com is going to be a more accurate depiction of those things that are simply Chanelle, and I hope you'll come to love the sides of me I was more reluctant to show before.
With all that being said, welcome back!