Saturday, 8 October 2011

So long, farewell....

Morning all! Firstly apologies for not posting since August! We've recently moved house and as well as the general level of chaos that creates, were then internet-less for almost a month (how can it take sooooo long to connect your broadband up!?)

Sadly the reason for the post is to share the news that this is going to be my last update on All Things Blogged and Beautiful. Over the last couple of years I've been going through something of a 'quarter-life crisis' as far as my job is concerned. I've changed from being a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed graduate who lives to work, into a late-twenties weekend lover. The best way to sum it up is that I like rather than love my current career, and as the years go by I'm not sure 'like' is enough anymore.

But what else to do? Over the years I've had several 'dream jobs' - everything from journalism to forensic science and midwifery to air cabin crew! The one that keeps coming up however, is wedding and event planning. I realise there's a pretty huge financial risk attached to changing careers given that my events experience is pretty limited - but I've got a decent set of transferable skills behind me, coupled with shed loads of enthusiasm (and stubborness to mean that I'll blinking well keep at it until I succeed!). I also know I've reached a real 'now or never' point before mortgages and/or babies come along and make it a much bigger risk to take.

I've really enjoyed the last year of beauty blogging but I'm also being realistic. Setting up a business will require a lot of effort, particularly in terms of networking, PR and self-promotion so that's where my time will need to be spent, not to mention the fact that I'll have a lot less to spend on beauty buys. It could well be that I come back to this blog at some point in future but I can't be certain, and so I'd rather not make promises I can't keep :)

So all that's left to say is a tremendously huge thank you to each and every one of you who has  read or commented on my posts this last year - a blog really is nothing without the people who follow it so a big wave goodbye to you all.....and if you live in or near Berkshire and are in need of the services of an event or wedding planner I know just the person ;-)

Until next time?


  1. Good luck and all the best in this new path of your life.
    Always believe in yourself and trust destiny!

  2. Wow what a change!! I wish you all the best in your new venture - I was considering setting up a wedding/events planning business but wouldn't really have the foggiest idea of where to start (one of these unrealistic dreams)but I hope it works out for you and if it takes off and you want to expand your business to Devon, I know just the girl who could help.... haha.
    Good luck lovely
    sam xx

  3. I wish you the best of luck! You were one of my earliest blogging pals when I first started (almost a year ago). You are a class act.

    Stay well and I wish you all the best in life that comes your way!


  4. wow... i dont know you or have ever been on your blog before just now, but that letter was beautifully written. i wish you nothing but the absoulute best on your current and future endeavors! youve actually inspired me. if you return and ever want to connect, get to me at ive felt similar before too... so. yeah :) but, good for you!


  5. Just read this. Well done Rachael. I wish you the best of God's blessings as you continue chasing your heart's desire. Take care.