Oh Hello Gorgeous. Welcome to the obsession.
Peeping on the amazing creator of this bad ass blog ? Hahaa, I don’t blame you. 😉
To my family and friends I’m Michelle, however, as I begin this new adventure of self discovery I’ve decided to adopt the name, Keirryn – Mum reckons “it’s choice, it’s different”. I chose the name because it sounds and looks pretty (Obsessed with Pretty.. get it?) It will also serve as the reign to my growing empire. I am the creator, owner and super star procrastinator of Obsessed with Pretty. Funnily, both names have been 5 years in the making, and I’m ready to make moves.
Obsessed with Pretty is so much more than just physical beauty because as they say:
A beautiful face means nothing if you have an ugly heart – Unknown
Being Obsessed with Pretty is about growing and nurturing not only your physical beauty but your soul and inner beauty as well. Learning to love yourself first and nurturing a beautiful soul with heart, strong morals, high standards, and fierce independence (plus cute shoes, red lipstick and protein shakes never hurt nobody.). It’s all apart of the obsession. These are the qualities that I hold to high esteem, and try to maintain daily. Basic manners, respect and loyalty seem to be rare these days, but as long as you stay true to yourself; your beliefs and your morals; what other people do, is their karma, and that bish has no chill.
So you maybe asking “who is this philosophical drama queen exactly? And, why is she sitting on such a high horse?”
Well, I’m an average kiwi girl with goals and aspirations to inspire the world, wishing to leave a lasting legacy well into the future. I’m here to build my empire, starting with a solid foundation, as I begin my journey into proper adulthood – eek.
I had officially hit rock bottom as of the 12th February 2016, a week after my beloved dog, Lady suddenly passed away. From there it has been an intense struggle just getting out of bed each day. Suffering with Depression, Anxiety, and an addiction to .. sleep, (Yes, Hypersomnia is a thing) it’s no joke. I’m very determined to make a change, and help at least one person see the beauty still left in the world.
Surely we weren’t placed on this beautiful earth to struggle, emotionally, physically, financially, and mentally, just to be put in a grave, for others to stand on. Fuck That!
Well I don’t exactly hold the key to success, but I’ve had many experiences in my current 24 years, many of which (I hope) the majority of you will never have to add to your life rèsumè. Unfortunately most of these experiences were very difficult lessons that have now paved the way beyond rock bottom; to an anxious, self dug, debt filled, & depression smothered (grave) – I use this term very carefully, as I have danced with the devil more than once, and I do not wish to be back there anytime soon. I’ve reached my breaking point, and I’m lower than “rock-bottom” but I’m on the mend. I’m not perfect and not claiming to be in any way, shape or form, but I want to use this as my platform to share my experiences, trials & tribulations and of course my successes as well. Who doesn’t love a good gloat fest?
I want to inspire others out there! Your dreams and desires are attainable, if you work hard enough for them.
Ultimately this will be a lifestyle blog. I’m sure you’re thinking “Argh! Not another one… We don’t care about the food you ate, or the workout you did Or how many packages you have at the fucking post office!!!!” I feel you, I really do, and I’ll be posting a variety of articles regarding beauty, health, fitness, and other random tidbits across the world wide web, as these are things that make me happy. I also hope to bring useful, and inspiring content as well, especially in terms of mental health, self confidence, and financial freedom. A little inner zen every now and again, just to keep the qi balance in check. We covering all bases here.
I am (not so) silently battling some dark demons inside; with you my witness, I will make change.
-Let me be Dorothy, and this blog serve as the yellow brick road. We’ll find heart, courage, and ‘positive’ brains along the way.- I got you!
I really hope to make you, as my reader; and hopeful subscriber, feel some sort of emotion. I want my articles to strike a nerve, and light a fire within you. With over some billion people in the world, we should feel free to express our true selves, and not be silenced, or made to feel extremely lonely, especially in such a digital age. I reckon (most) emotions should be expressed freely, and creatively – unless you’re bat-shit crazy, please keep that shit under wraps. I will try to keep things as ‘light and bright’ as possible, which should be no problems since sarcasm doesn’t really translate very well on screen; you have to be so clear, precise, and basically blunt these days!
This is my space on the world wide web to be shameless about the struggle that according to statistics 350 million – yes, 350 MILLION people suffer with; Mental Health Disorders. That’s about 5% of the world’s population, and that’s only the people they know of. I hope you will join me on this journey.
This will ultimately serve as a diary of progression and my remedy to beat the shit out of depression. I decided to use a creative outlet, to ensure I maintain [what’s left of] my sanity, and to express my emotions freely and whole-heartily. One day, I hope the pages of this blog help someone that is struggling, or has struggled to realize; 1, it’s OK to ask for help, and 2, you’re not struggling alone in this world.
We may all feel things a little differently, and the intensity will range significantly, but for those of us ‘Mentally Ill’ folk, we have to help each other out of the gutter. Our feelings and emotions are so intense they generally range within the shallows of hell. Only those that have been there, and accepted where they are/were will truly understand the game.
If you are interested in joining me on this journey, and watching my “glow up” – ‘cause that’s totally a thing right now. Please subscribe and I’ll email you with a cutesy newsletter monthly including updates about me heeyy!, new articles on here (Duh! Of course), and other entertaining and helpful tidbits to help in your day-to-day life. I’d love to do a giveaway eventually, but our key-sentence for the moment is “drowning in debt” so – Don’t hold your breath or get too excited. Hahaa.:-P
New posts will be added every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm NZST (UTC + 12:00).
I may not have all the answers right now. Actually, I have no answers right now, but trust me, you’ll want to stick around, it’s bound to be a good show. So be sure to subscribe, and I’ll see you around. If during the midst of your creeping the pages of this blog, you find something that strikes a nerve, either positively, or negatively – let me know, either on the contact form or in the comments section below. I would love to have your feedback, and discuss various opinions (or facts). Get at me.
I would like to thank you very much for checking out my blog today. I appreciate your eyes (or ears) and the time you’ve spent reading thus far. I’ll leave you today with a beautiful and inspiring quote from Andy Wooten:
It’s never too late to start over. If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay suck. Do better. — Andy Wooten
What are you doing today, to “Do Better”? Let us know in the comments below. – I started a blog. 🙂
I hope you have a superb day, and spread kindness wherever you may go, even if it’s just kindness to yourself. Do you Boo!
Lots of Love