Monday, June 25, 2018

Four Years Later

Not sure if anyone is around who will even see this post, or who even remembers that this blog existed once.

But if you're reading this. Hi! My name is William and I'm the guy formerly known as Fitzy/Laquer Lad.

I just want to say, as a follow up to the very last post I made on here back in 2014, that I am doing okay. My last post discussed my mental health issues pretty in depth, and I'm sure that by not posting again for several years after that, it's possible that someone out there could have been concerned for my well-being.

Well, currently I'm in a good place. I'm back in university finishing my degree that I started back in 2010. I'm almost 26 years old at the time I'm writing this, and hopefully I'll graduate by 30. lol

I most likely won't be returning to the beauty community for the foreseeable future, as I'm currently just trying to do what's best for me and my mental health, and focus on my studies. I do sometimes miss being obsessed with nail polish, but it also made me stand out as a young, queer, transgender guy, and made my already difficult path in life sometimes that much harder. I know that's a poor excuse to stop doing something you love. But honestly, painting my nails isn't an essential part of my identity or my fashion at this point. So I'm ok with it.

I actually recently cleaned out my polish collection like, last year. I threw out a lot of old polish, gave away even more, and yet somehow still have a bunch that I'm holding on to. I don't know why it's so hard to part with it. I guess if anyone out there wants some, let me know? I'll see what I can do about that haha.

I'd also like to take this time to apologize to anyone whom I left hanging all those years ago. A few indie brands sent me some PR nail polish that I never got to. A few people never got polish that I had promised to trade with them. A few people, I just stopped talking to. I feel really bad about it, but I'm not sure if there's anything I can do to make it right at this point.

I started this blog in 2012 and at some point it was very important to me. Sadly, things changed. Life goes on. I'm making this post for anyone who remembers me, but also for myself. Just to clear my head. I've always been a writer at heart, and it feels nice to get my thoughts out here again, even if nobody reads it.

Anyways, I'll be signing off now. I can't say that I'll ever write on this blog again, but I'll leave the site up, just in case anyone sees this post and it happens to answer any questions they might have.

Hope you all are living well, and continue to do so.

William AKA Laquer Lad