Hello faithful, beautiful, understanding readers! I'm still alive!! If you follow me on social media (Twitter @hockeymakeup @beautyfullbooks or FB https://www.facebook.com/beautybooksblog/) You kind of know what's been going on and why I've been inactive. Here's a breakdown ...
Back in April I had a family emergency, not with me, and was taking care of said family member. The week after everything went back to whatever my 'normal routine' could be considered I started having hemorrhaging nose bleeds. They started happening as a result of the right-side of my sinuses being blown apart due to a reaction to getting my eyes dilated and the pressure checked in my eyes at a recent eye doctor appointment. It was not a fun time, let me tell you! I ended up getting so scared (having blood clots the size of tissues coming out of your nose is scary) that my BP went through the roof, since I'm someone who has a normal BP this made things even more concerning. So after a night in the ER and many, many trips back, I was ultimately put on bed rest to ensure my BP would stay under control (which it did once I calmed myself down) and so my nose could recover. I ended up having my nose cauterized three times, thankfully the 3rd time worked so I was able to fully start recovering.
I'm sure this sounds like a minor set back but let me tell you, it was anything but minor. My body went through a lot from losing blood, to the high blood pressure, stress, and then bed rest .... bed rest is a true bastard ... you can't do anything so your strength gets depleted too. The medicine I was on really took a toll on my system and caused constant drowsiness. I have a super sensitive system, as you may have noticed, and it took a long time til my body fully got back to 100%. The middle of June was when I was finally able to blow my nose, sneeze without worry, lift things over 10 lbs., exercise, etc.
I thought I would get back to blogging around the last week of June but I just got busy with other things and that didn't happen.
Blogging is my life ... I will never be able to put into words how much it has changed my life! I've met some of the most amazing people and I cannot imagine my life without my blog!
I want to get back into doing videos, not just for books but for makeup too. That was a passion of mine but it's so time consuming but I love it! I'd love to do more than just the print blog so that's in the works too!
My goal is to be back to "normal" blog life by the end of July, if not before!
I appreciate everyone who has send kind words, thoughts, and prayers while I was battling this ... I mean really, who the hell would think getting your eyes dilated would lead to such a mess?
To all the PR companies, authors, and readers, THANK YOU for being so understanding and letting me heal. I truly appreciate it! I miss working with all of you so much!!!
To me amazing blog readers/followers, thank you for every retweet, share, or interaction! You guys and gals are amazing!
See you all very, very, very soon! ~Heather