CHANCERY LANE, LONDON
Hello hello. It has been a hot second since I’ve done a “life lately” update! The truth is that there have been so many moving parts in my life this year that I’ve wanted to wait until everything was settled and over the line before I could hopefully write up something that was worth reading! How crazy to think that we’re in September already. Is it too obvious and unoriginal to sigh about how quickly this year has sped by? I miss the days when I was younger and a year actually felt like… a year. I’m sure the next time I blink I’ll be 25 then I’ll wake up and be 30 with kids… *shudders*
Blogging has changed a lot over the past few years. I remember back when I started blogging I was a beauty fanatic and was popping into Boots monthly to use my saved lunch money to buy the whatever was the latest craze in the beauty world. I really didn’t blog frequently or take my blog seriously back then (hence I don’t count it as the “official” birth of Skylish as a fashion/beauty/lifestyle blog), but a few months in, a mail popped into my inbox which was from someone asking if they could post a link on my blog in return for £20. The thing is – I had known that you could earn something from blogging, and I was totally aware that people were receiving free things, but I really didn’t know the mechanics behind it and also, blogging wasn’t yet what it has become today. I was so bewildered about this person offering me money in exchange for a link that I showed the e-mail to my dad who did a full inspection of the proposal. In the end, I accepted it, and just like that £20 popped into my PayPal account which – at the time – was a week’s lunch money. So, it was pretty mad.