Friday, June 3, 2016

The Moment You Realize Your Passion Has Changed

If you asked me 5 years ago what I was most passionate about, my answer, without hesitation, would have been the beauty industry.

Now, it's a different story.

But before we touch on that, let's rewind to 5 years ago. For some reason I always feel the need to defend the beauty industry because of the harsh stereotypes it receives. Makeup really is another form of art and creativity. Take movie makeup for example; it's incredible. This being said, my interest gravitated towards everyday makeup as opposed to special effects. I would spend hours researching, reading different articles and blogs, watching review videos or demos, and practicing on myself (as well as my loyal friends and family -- shoutout to my mom for being my test subject on the journey to perfect winged eyeliner). I genuinely loved it. Within the past two years or so, I noticed it wasn't something that excited me like it used to. Don't get me wrong, I still love trying new products, could do someone's prom makeup in half an hour, can recommend all different products based on price range, quality, etc., but it has found its place in my life as an interest instead of the passion it once used to be.

Since then, three new passions have found their way into the forefront of my life: writing, healthy eating/health in general, and travel. Okay, so maybe they're not exactly new. I've always enjoyed all three of these things, but never to this extent and intensity.

Who knows, maybe these too will sort themselves into my "interests" folder one day, and make room for the next round of passions. However my passions change, or maybe remain the same, I'd like to share them with you.

I didn't realize it until now, but going abroad helped me find myself (or begin to) in a way I didn't even know I needed to. With so many changes and discoveries in the past few months, I think it's only fitting to revamp EsraSevgi. Coming soon...

With love,

Esra