If you’ve been around since 2014 I apologize 😂 . I’ve been the most inconsistent blogger ever. It’s mostly been a culmination of overthinking, underthinking, and procrastination. I come back (sometimes) once a year to this blog and write and even (sometimes again) post but quickly hide or delete it. If you haven’t noticed I clearly suffer from extreme perfectionism. But what better way to come back to the blog after almost 10 years since its creation than to reintroduce myself?
Hi, I’m Sherilyn. I’m originally from the Bay Area in California and have been living in San Diego for about 8 years now. I work in marketing for a health and wellness start up and I’m very passionate about what I do. To me marketing is not just trying to sell a product, it’s about understanding how people think and what makes them choose the decisions they make.
I started this blog in 2014 after I graduated college because I was bored and needed something to do in between job interviews. I would say I stayed pretty consistent in that first year and I felt super creative. Then I finally got a job and that consistency waivered. Soon enough I found myself coming back once maybe twice a year. I’m at a point in my life now where after almost 10 years of being an actual adult with many soul-sucking corporate, agency, and startup job(s) I’m ready to come back to what made me happy and fulfilled.
I would say I’m a creative person and I’ve had jobs where that creativity was fed and I was happy. I’ve had jobs where I was always trying to do everything (and do it perfectly) which always led to creative burnout where I just overthought if what I was doing was creative or just cheesy. I’ve also had jobs where I was so restricted I couldn’t be creative at all. I think now I just want to be in control of my creativity and stop overthinking.
I want to treat this blog as my public diary/brain dump. I want to stop overthinking and just write because I think that’s what’s always stopped me from committing to this blog on a regular basis. I’m always scared of writing something too cringey or too unrelatable or too embarrassing or whatever isn’t “trendy” to say. I love all things fashion, beauty, and food so I’ll definitely be writing about that and just my everyday thoughts. When it comes to fashion and beauty I also want to talk about what’s trending and how that applies to the under-average height/non-average beauty standard person.
So I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy what’s coming next because I promise I’ll be consistent moving forward and thank you for being so patient with me.