First I want to apologize for my lack of posting this year. It has been an insane year. I promise not to bore you will all the details. But I do want to kind of sum things up and explain why I've been MIA as of late.
This year started off with my grandma's death and funeral. Obviously that was a rather depressing time for me, and my nails and blog were not at the forefront of my mind. I am still dealing with that and trying to put myself in a happier state of mind. She would not have wanted me to be sad. But instead to enjoy life and be happy. Around that time, I also dealt with a large dose of friendship drama. That ordeal was very hard for me. I will not go into detail, but it really did some emotional damage.
Around the time I started to find myself in a happier state of mind, one of our dogs passed away. She was nine years old. It was a difficult time. Her health had been deteriorating for awhile. Then she suddenly stopped eating and would barely drink water. We took her to the vet, and discovered her kidneys and liver had shut down. The best thing for her was to let her go.
All of that sadness just temporarily overcame my love of doing my nails and sharing with you. Its been really hard to overcome. Things have been getting better. I got promoted at work. One of my older brother's just got married Friday. My new sister-in-law is so sweet and fun. I also gained a niece as well. She has a baby from a previous relationship, who will turn one in a few days.
Its been a rollercoaster ride. Other things have happened along the way, but those are the biggest points to touch on.
Tonight I am going to type up posts for what little nail photos I have right now. While I have been painting my nails occasionally, I have not taken shots of all of them. I'm also going to work on a polish haul post. I asked on Facebook and Twitter if y'all wanted me to bring back haul posts. The answer was unanimous. I've done a good bit of shopping lately, so I plan to have one big post up this week so show all of my recent buys (within the last two weeks or so).
While I was MIA, I also started using my Instagram account. I have almost all of my old manicures on there. You can also see some random photos on there as well. I am @ashleyftypr (http://instagram.com/ashleyftypr). Also, if you check out the sidebar here, you can see I updated my social sites. There are now icons for each one.
So, yea... I think that about sums up everything. Except one last thing. I started my blog to share my nails and express myself. But I do want all of you to be happy too. So what would you like to see? Comment here, hit me up on one of my social sites, or email me.
Thank you for sticking around and I hope you enjoy everything to come!