Moving Forward

“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” – Rupi Kaur

I started my blog a little over a year ago. At that time in my life, I was studying journalism; a program that didn’t fit with my personality or lifestyle and that I desperately wanted an outlet from. I fell in love with makeup and the power to create a new type of art about two years earlier and at the time of starting my blog it was my biggest passion in life. I threw myself into my blog and writing about what I thought I would want to write about for many years to come.

I never anticipated changing and growing personally as much as I have in a year. 2016 was a huge year for me which forced me to grow in ways that I did not expect I was ready for. I experienced breathtaking highs and staggering lows; much of which was the first I had ever experienced in life. At the end of 2016, I came out a much stronger person than I was going into that year and I am a better person for it.

Because of these feelings, I have decided to take beautytowander in a slightly different direction.  Beauty is still one of my passions, and I will continue to write about makeup and skincare. However, in the last year I have discovered so much more that I would also like to write about. I am curious about the ways one can achieve a fulfilling way of life and I have set out to start living my best life every day, in which I would like to write about. The includes my passions for yoga, books and DIYs. I would also like to track my growth in cooking, whether it be focusing on recipes that are easy on my sensitive stomach (I have found dairy free, plant based is best for me) or my favourite indulgent recipes. I will write about anything that speaks to me and moves me forward in my journey to live a balanced life.

Beautytowander really will start to wander – away from a structured box of one topic and into an area that may not follow a specific pattern. I hope my new format will spark some ideas in others and we can learn how to be well from each other.

All in all, welcome to the first post from beautytowander, the new lifestyle blog.

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I'm Taylor! I'm here to share my ideas with you about skincare and healthy living. I have four years of experience as a skincare consultant for The Body Shop and Sephora.

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