Wow! It has been a full 23 days since I did a blog post! I think that may be a new record for me.  I guess I have some explaining to do …

I never intended to be away from my blog for so long. Blogging was always an outlet for me to escape the stress of law school.  I didn’t intentionally start blogging when I started law school, but I guess that’s just how things overlapped. I started my blog and YouTube channel sometime in May about 3 years ago, but really got seriously about both once school started in August.  So I’ve always relied on my blog and YouTube channel to be an escape from the stress and responsibility that comes with school.

Fast forward two years to my third year in law school.  I had somehow managed to balance blogging, vlogging, and school.  But my third year got the better of me. I extended a summer internship and for the first time started working during the school year.  Adding work into the equation didn’t seem like that big of a commitment, but I didn’t anticipate the “growth” of my channel.  I’m not saying I’m a “big deal” or YouTube famous (FAR from it!) but when you go from getting 5 comments per video to 50, or 100 views to 1000, it starts to become a little overbearing trying to keep up.

I felt like I was struggling to keep up in the fall, but nothing compared to what I would experience spring semester. I was working 3 days a week and had school 2 days a week. I was using Mondays to blog, film, and respond to comments and tweets. Then Tuesdays-Fridays were spent with work and school. Weekends were spent balancing time with my fiancé, friends and family and anything else that I needed to spend time on.  What I didn’t anticipate was working on my masters thesis. In case you guys don’t know, I’m getting my Masters degree in addition to my JD, and had to write my masters thesis this semester.  I didn’t anticipate just how much time and effort I would have to put into the research, writing and editing in order to earn my masters degree.

So I came to a point in March where something had to give … I had to drop one of the balls that I had been juggling for so long.  I didn’t want to quit work because I loved working there. I couldn’t quit school because … well … its school. And my YouTube channel gives me a little extra money to play with each month (albeit its not much! but its become my nail polish fund).  That left my blog.

School officially ended last night. I took my last final I’ll ever take and I turned in the last paper I’ll ever write.  I finished my job because they couldn’t hire me once I graduated so I got a 2 part time jobs, which start in a few days.  I don’t know how I feel about being finished with school, because it still doesn’t feel real. Once it sinks in that I’ll never again sit in a classroom, I’ll probably get slightly depressed because I can’t put off getting a real job anymore.

So now I finally have time to focus on my passion again! This is my passion, my outlet from stress and my escape from real life.  I can finally start talking to you guys again on twitter and instagram. I can finally respond to the comments on blog posts and videos. And I can finally start enjoying the internet again.   I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long and I’m sorry that I had to keep apologizing for that. Thank you all for your understanding, patience and support! I can’t even describe how much it means to me that even one of you has stuck around. Be prepared for an onslaught of posts as I’m going to be editing photos all day today!

19 thoughts on “WHERE HAVE I BEEN!?!?!

  1. Miss Holly , to me lady you’re a BIG deal ! Beauty , brains and polish wisdom , my kinda friend ! Congrats smarty pants masters and JD , oh hell it was nothing … Yipee I’ll drink a bottle (okay glass but the rest …waste it think not ) of Veuve in your honor !
    Glad your back but doll the wedding the wedding we want details ! What color polish … I was like red at mine of course , paleface me and a French , nah !??? You ???
    Glad all is well !!!!❤️

    • thanks mariko! i remember reading your blog post back in november or december and thinking how right you were. we should be allowed to take a break from blogging if that is what we need. thanks for your support!

  2. I’m glad you have more time to devote to your blog because I sure enjoy it! Congratulations on your school being over, even though it can feel bittersweet.

    • awwww thank you kellie! you have no idea how much that means to me. i’m such a fan of your blog and still kind of freak out ever time i see a comment on my blog or youtube from you! thank you for the support and know that i’m such a fan!

    • awww thank you so much!! and thanks for the support girl, i can’t tell you how much it means to me. i didn’t know how well that blog post would be taken and thanks for all your kind words!

      • People know that you got to do what you go to do! We’ve just got a Naked 3 Dupe palette here in the UK – would you like me to pick up one for you to try out? I’ve got mine and really like it but don’t have the UD palette to compare.

  3. I know why you were absent and i think i talk for everyone when i say school/work is more important. Now your free and you get to enjoy this agan but first take a few days off too to clear your mind babe! The polishes i send are just for your hard work should of send more but those i wanted to send were sold out. ❤

    • aww thank you so much mariska! i’ve worn 2 out of the 3 already and i think i need to try out the 3rd one tonight! i can’t tell you how much it means to me that you sent those to me. and you’ll have to let me know what is on your wishlist so i can send you something in return

  4. BIG congrats on finishing school! Wow…I don’t know how you did everything that you managed to do – lol! And not one, but 2 jobs (and don’t say ‘they’re only part-time jobs!’)…that’s just amazing!! I wish you all the best on your new chapter, I know you’ll be a success, wherever you end up! ♥ Not gonna lie…looking forward to your swatches/new videos/new blog posts! 🙂

    • i just started those 2 part time jobs lol i’m only a week into it and i’m already exhausted! i don’t know how i’m going to manage the whole summer. thanks for all your support over the past year plus lu! i can’t even begin to describe just how much it means to me. you’re incredible and so sweet and kind, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you’ve done for me

  5. Congratulations on finishing school! That’s a huge accomplishment! I’m really impressed that you managed to keep it all going. I don’t have near as many balls in the air and I feel like I don’t have enough time to blog and do YT, let alone work and go to school as well!

    • awww thanks so much! i can’t wait until i’m done with the bar exam so i can finally have my life calm down a little bit. thank you for all the kind words and your support! i can’t tell you how much it means to me!

  6. Omg I know exactly how you feel. I graduate from uni this year & I’m so scared to get a “grown up” job. Congrats on finishing! That’s exciting though 🙂 and I’m glad your back to blogging 🙂

  7. Congratulations on finishing school! That’s seriously such an accomplishment, take a step back and oat yourself on the back, you deserve it ❤

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