By now you would all have noticed that I made quite a few aesthetic changes to my blog, also more importantly that I changed the name as well as the domain address. My biggest reason for doing this was that I was starting to feel like the blog as it was known was not evolving with me as I was changing. So I guess this is my formal introduction to you for Being Me – With Celeste, a Lifestyle, Parenting & Beauty blog. I have mentioned before that I like to think of it as my little baby growing up and going off to big school. This blog has always been about me, being me, I have just made the name match that so it could be a truer reflection of myself. Another change I have made was to include some more personal images of myself “being me” I am rather astounded at how well these pictures came out given that my husband was the photographer and the photos were taken with his I-Phone. I really am pleased with the result and they do depict who I am now (a more relaxed, less serious and tensed up mess) I still plan on keeping my content pretty similar except that I want to focus a little more on the Lifestyle & Beauty aspect for the modern working Woman/Mother.
Another big thing that I have had to overcome with the whole change is that I had to dig deep and attempt to make a video to post on my blog. I have wanted to do videos since the beginning but I have a massive fear of talking to a camera, (Don’t ask me why, I really don’t know, it’s not like it can laugh at me and I wont hear anybody out there laughing either) so I decided to bite the bullet so to speak, and make my very first video for my own You Tube Channel. I am not entirely sure just how many videos I will be making but I like the fact that I have the option, and that I can change things up on my blog a bit, make it a little bit more personal and less “scripty” if that makes sense? Things I have learned while making this video are, that it is a whole lot of hard work, and in the end you still remain so critical of yourself even-though you have managed to record, edit and upload a video to the world all on your own. I have also learned that it’s really very difficult and that it’s even harder when you have kids and a million interruptions. In the end I am quite happy with the result although it’s a far cry from the other video bloggers out there. I still have a massive amount of learning to do where the editing process is concerned, to make it look a lot more professional and of course I will need to get a decent video camera, this phone is really not cutting it. It takes away from the quality I am hoping to obtain. These things will come, and I ask you please not to be as critical of me as I am of me, and know that it took a whole lot of chutzpah for me to get up and do this.
Back to my birthday gifts which is what this post is actually all about. A while ago I put out a post about my 40th birthday wish list. You can read that over here if you would like to. I had quite a lengthy list and I don’t know whether if was just Kismet, or if my family and friends actually read my post but I ended up quite a whole of the things I had been hoping for. At the end of this video I will put a few links up in the post of where to find some of these items, should you want to find them for yourself.
(Some of these products are available internationally too, you will find them in most countries or they can be shipped to you)
I hope you enjoyed my very first video. I would love to hear your feedback on my new look blog as well as the video, so please remember to leave a comment and also to go an subscribe to my channel so that you don’t miss my next one.