I had no idea I would have been gone this long. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

In the Fall of 2019, I took a job as an adjunct professor at a college, and since it was my first ever teaching job I wanted to devote my time to developing curriculums and creating lesson plans. I dove right in, headfirst, and the next thing I knew all my “me time”, which used to be my blogging time turned into my teaching prep time. Blogging, unintentionally became a thing of the past, much to my chagrin.

I kept paying WordPress for my page, though, in the hopes that one day I would make it back into the blogosphere before I lost all my trusted followers and friends but somehow I kept putting everything before my writing, and wouldn’t you know it 2.5 years have passed. Time moves so rapidly. The return to blogging was not at all planned for tonight, I just finished working and was about to shut down my laptop when I decided it is RIGHT NOW or never, and here I am.

How have you been, dear readers? Are you even still out there? So much has happened with me since my last blog post, so much, I promise to eventually bring you up to speed but right now at this moment, I am just happy that I finally decided to write again, not to write for work but to write for fun.

The word “fun” has become my new favorite adjective because I have recently realized that as I got older I was unintentionally underestimating the power of having fun. My dear readers, never ever underestimate the power of having fun in all that you do, even in the simplest forms, it brings joy. It brings contentment. The memory of which will keep you smiling for days, if not, weeks.

Now that I am back, the first thing I want to do is roll call. Who is still here with me? Drop a comment below if you are still around and haven’t deleted my page – No doubt I would have deserved the deletion. 🙂

Secondly, I was thinking I would revamp my blog, kind of focus more on one specific thing, kind of like a niche, instead of this being a lifestyle blog where I wrote about general things I would maybe make this a beauty blog and focus on fashion trends. Thoughts? Do we really need another beauty blog though?

Fashion is such a fun and wonderful thing, well at least, for me, and with fashion week coming up in New York City, maybe I could attend a few events and blog about it as a way of re-introducing myself to this community? I don’t know – Just thinking out loud right now. I’ll figure it out, with your help of course.

It’s great to be back, l vow – yes, vow – to keep this going and create a blog post at least once a month. I solemnly swear to carve out the time and properly return to my hobby. In the interim, give me a few ideas of how to proceed, what would you like to read about? Better yet, what has been going on with you? Let’s catch up!

P.S. Please take note of my new email address which is racquelwritesagain@gmail.com. 🙂

Red – The color that defines me. 🙂