Hello there, it's been a while. Did you miss me? Because I definitely missed you. Writing this blogpost feels like putting on my favorite sweater after thinking I mysteriously lost it, but finding it hidden in the back of my closet months later. I have been trying to find the right words to say after the biggest blog hiatus in my career, but it seems like nothing is good enough to justify leaving for such a long time. Believe me when I say that I've really missed writing on my blog, and that I've missed you even more. I've started my blog back in November 2013, which is, to this day, the best decision I've ever made in my life. Without starting my blog, without you, my beloved reader, and without lots of setbacks and successes I've experienced in the past, I would not be here today. With here, I mean sitting behind my L-shaped white and gold desk, with a Dr. Jart toning sheet face mask, running my own freaking company in the heart of Los Angeles. Wow, it still feels a little crazy even writing that.
"The hardest part for me was the thought that everything I did in the US would not matter in the long run. If the chances of me not getting the visa, and having to pack up and leave were so big, why should I even bother trying to build a life for myself in the meantime."
So much has happened in my life since my previous blogpost. I am not planning on updating you on everything, because I would probably need to write very wordy and certainly uninteresting essay to do so. Instead, what I can share with you is that the past months, or even the past two years to be quite frank were tough for me. If my life was a movie, someone had hit the pause button for these past two years. When I made the decision to move to the US, I was not prepared for how much it would affect me mentally and spiritually. Immigrating to a different country is a tough decision, and no one can prepare you for it. The hardest part for me was the thought that everything I did in the US would not matter in the long run. If the chances of me not getting the visa, and having to pack up and leave were so big, why should I even bother trying to build a life for myself in the meantime? I did not know in which country I would live, which career path I would pursue, and how my life in general would unfold. And that felt pretty terrible. So terrible, I lost my appetite in arts, creating and writing. Since nothing seemed to matter, the last thing that was on my mind was writing these thoughts down. Because that would make this pause a perpetual part of my life. Life in itself is in constant flux and motion and thus cannot guarantee any real stability, but my life was literally as stable as the 4-year old me stepping on the ice for the first time - pretty much falling down instantly. But instead of giving up, that little girl got up, and turned out to become quite the figure skater. I'm hoping I will be able to say the same thing about me moving to Los Angeles, later on.
So here I am, writing again in my new one bedroom apartment in LA. I hope you are excited for me to be back on the Lily Like blog. If you are, let me know what kind of blogposts you would like to see next. I have a lot of Fall & Winter outfit inspo blogposts coming up for you, but I am curious to see what else you would enjoy seeing. Sending you lots of love,
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