Photo Diary – Bisexual Visibility Day

Hey everyone, I know this is a few days late. I didn’t really have time to post/I also didn’t want to spam posts constantly all weekend. Today I’m posting the one photo that I skipped a couple weeks ago, the theme being “You”. I’m not really sure what happened to it, something in syncing this photo messed it up? I had a different thing in mind but it failed, so I ended up using this one. I felt that it would go hand in hand with the next one I’m posting. Saturday was Bisexual Visibility day. I decided to post an overlay I created over the photo of me from before because I am bisexual. I wanted to share a little of my coming out story to demonstrate why Bi Visibility is so important. I didn’t really know I was bisexual until over the past like year or so,maybe longer. In fact, I don’t necessarily think I always have been, even though I probably have been for longer than I’ve realized. Because of the fact that I felt I wasn’t “born this way” I didn’t feel like a valid member of the LGBT community. Like, maybe I was going through a phase or something. It took a lot of soul searching and lot of reading on bi communities before I was comfortable saying it out loud. It took awhile for me to realize that sexuality is fluid. Just because I never thought of women in that way in the past doesn’t change what I feel right now. Before I figured all that out, I was afraid to say I was bi because I was afraid I wouldn’t be taken seriously by either gay or straight or otherwise people. While I’ve yet to actually encounter that, I know that bi erasure is a problem in the LGBT community, and that’s not okay. So I’m just here to say if you are bi or pan or otherwise, you are real, you are valid, and you do matter. Love you. ♥

By Why This Is (More or Less) a Beauty Blog

When I started blogging, way back when, I started for many reasons. I used to be an aspiring web designer, so it was another way to be connected to the internet. I suffered from anxiety problems and I wanted a way to vent once in awhile. Many of my real life friends didn’t follow my blogs, so it was a nice way to talk about things I didn’t want to bother my friends with. 

While I still struggle with issues with anxiety, my days of posting anything and everything about my life are over. There’s something to be said about venting to strangers, but at the end of the day, that’s not me anymore. 

It’s probably a good thing. I used to be an extremely negative person. I’ve come a long way since then. Now, when I blog, I just like to share things I’ve found or that I like. But I’ve noticed that I tend to post a lot about beauty on here. I don’t know who I have as followers at this point, hell, I don’t know if anyone even comes back to read my posts. And that’s fine. I am still going to blog, because I like it and I’ve always liked it. It’s not about collecting followers to me, I’d probably still blog if no one read it. 

But if you want to know why it’s very beauty heavy these days- here’s why. Makeup has without a doubt become my hobby. When my hobby, photography became my day job, it became less and less a hobby every day. I tried to avoid it at first. I tried to do a photo diary so I could still work on my own personal photos outside of work. I’m not saying I hate it now, because that’s not true at all. I still LOVE photography. Nothing compares to the overwhelming feeling of pride and happiness I feel when I create a photograph from start to finish. From the concept to the final edited product. And I probably will once in awhile get the urge to create a piece. But plain and simple, it doesn’t feel like a hobby anymore. I never wanted that to happen, but it’s okay that it did. I love what I do, I just don’t always enjoy doing it “just for fun” anymore. 

What do I like to do for fun? Watch makeup videos. Practicing different looks. Practicing different techniques. I love the versatility of makeup; how I can do a subtle look one day and turn around the next day and do a full glam look if I want. I’ve gotten better over the past few years and it’s just fun for me.

I’ve stopped doing my makeup every morning for work, but sometimes if I have the day off I’ll do a makeup look even if I’m not going anywhere. In fact, if I’m not going anywhere it’s the perfect time to practice something new! 

I love blogging. I love makeup. I love blogging about makeup. I’ll still stand by the fact that this blog will just be about whatever I feel like talking about from makeup to gaming to photography to music… But most days, I feel like talking about makeup. 

So that’s why you’ve seen a lot of “beauty guru Jessa” over the past few months. She’s probably here to stay, at least for awhile. 

I’m not sure why I felt the need to make a whole post about this? I don’t know, I just haven’t written in awhile and I wanted to, I guess.

What would you like to see more of on here? Do you care? 😁 

Thanks for reading. If you liked my post hit followto geek out with me every week! And you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram at softlysaturated!
♥J

P.S. I post on Instagram almost daily, so if you want to keep up with me, follow me there. (It’s very clear that I’m still pretty obsessed with taking pictures lol)

2017, Here I Come

Oh 2016. The year that took way too many celebrities. Including my goblin king. 😦

We certainly are happy to see you go, 2016.

For me personally, 2016 wasn’t all bad. After months of waiting Grizz and I finally bought our house this year so that was pretty awesome. And NYE was great as always. It was actually super relaxing to be able to ring in the new year with my close friends. I love them all and they make my heart happy. ❤

Last year, (I think) I broke my habit of not making New Year’s resolutions and made five. I only kept one. I promised myself anytime I would buy new clothes I would donate others that I don’t use. And while I didn’t do a whole hell of a lot of clothes shopping this year, I did that. The only exception is when I bought a set of cardigans, mainly for work. Because I really needed those. But I’m putting together a Good Will box, mostly with toys and stuffed animals, but clothes as well. So I’ll be making up for that anyway.

I had also promised myself to designate time to practice Photoshop, be more organized, and be better about cleaning, and blog more.  The Photoshop thing happened at first, but once my winter break was over, it went out the window. And everything else, I was just kidding myself. I mean, I’ll try again with that stuff but my main goals for this year are a little more vain. I mean, they may seem that way.

I’ve learned a lot about makeup over that past few years, and I’ve definitely branched out from where I started. My goal is to save money and treat myself to more high end products. Actually my goal is to be better about saving money in general. For one thing, this time next year I want to feel better about the winter break. So I want to  make an effort to really save enough to help supplement during that time. But also, I want to be able to really work on a wardrobe that suits me. A few years ago, I wanted to start following a pastel goth style and I never really did. But starting now I want to really involve myself in making my style be what I want it to be. Albeit, it’s probably not really pastel goth I want to chase anymore. I just want a style that outwardly reflects my personality. I just want to learn how to really be me, inside and out.
I really wish I took the time to photograph my look for NYE. I did a pretty eye look that turned out amazing. Maybe I’ll recreate it for something.

My photo goals are still the same. I would really like be great at Photoshop and work on shooting projects for myself. All that stuff has been neglected so I really want to take some time to practice my skills again.

As for blogging more, it is what it is.  I don’t think I’ll ever be a frequent blogger. So. That’s fine.

Anyway. How was your year? Are you happy it’s over? What did you do for NYE?

Thanks for reading. If you liked my post hit follow to geek out with me every week! And you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram at softlysaturated!
♥J

P.S. Are you interested at all in what I got for Christmas? Those kinds of things seem kind of braggy, but if anyone wants to see, I would do it. Lots of Pokemon related things happened.

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I know I’ve been MIA on here again. I’m popping on here briefly just to say that I’ll probably be away for a little while longer. I’m going to be really busy in this week coming up (if all goes according to plan anyway) so I figured a quick appearance would be good.

If you don’t know what’s up, I’ll updated you in a few weeks. But also I post on Instagram frequently so you can always get caught up that way.  The short version is I’m most likely be moving on Saturday (if nothing goes wrong tomorrow >.<) and potentially I’ll post Instagram Stories all day.

I don’t have many ideas for posts at this time, but I think once I figure out what’s going on and get settled in I will finally be doing my wig collection since I’ll have the room to do so.

Anyway, in the meantime you can keep up with me on Twitter but mainly Instagram, both are @ softlysaturated.

See you later.

-J

 

Dancing Through Life

I Need To Condense My Stuff!

Right, I was gonna pre-write some posts and then have them scheduled to publish themselves automatically… um. I didn’t do that.

Anyway, as you know, Grizz and I were busy packing and moving this week. We moved into our new apartment that is gonna be a temporary living situation while we wait for our house’s short sale approval.
The move was a little crazy. As I recall when first moved out, we had an army of friends help both Grizz and I move in and we were finished in the afternoon. This time wasn’t really like that. In the two  years we’d been living there we’d acquired more things. And since we knew this would be temporary, we put a lot of stuff into storage instead of bringing it up three flights of stairs. Between working and being sick, we didn’t have a lot of time to pack. Trust me, we packed A LOT, but there was still stuff that wasn’t done come moving day. It was a lot of figuring out what’s ours and what’s our roommates, and then what’s going up with us, what’s being put into storage, what’s being thrown out/donated.

There’s still a lot of stuff that either made it into the new place or into storage that probably should be thrown out/donated. I feel like I had this huge revelation during this moving day that I sincerely need to get rid of things I don’t need. I really do need to make that effort and very soon. I think I’ll start with the things that made it into the apartment and when we find out about the house I will go to my parents’ place (where our stuff is stored) and sort through that stuff.

I mean this is bananas. There’s things I have for sentimental reasons, and there’s things I keep even though I’m not a fan of them just because someone gave them to me and I would feel bad for throwing them out. Ugh.  I need to stop.

But, the new place is pretty nice for us. We still have a lot to do in terms of unpacking and getting organized, to the point I actually would be okay if it’s a few months before we hear about the house… just because I don’t want to do this all over again in say, a month.

As it is, I should probably get going to pick up a couple things we need. Plus all my work gear is at the old place. Just decided to pop on and do a quick update. I’ll try and get the other posts I was planning on doing up.

Thanks for reading. If you liked my post hit follow to geek out with me every week! And you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram at softlysaturated!
♥J

A New Adventure

I had a whole post typed out about this, just waiting. Waiting til the right time to be published. But I decided not to publish it, because by the time it will be the right time, I’ll have added to it so much that it will be just too long.

I have a couple things to blog about soon. And I may try and find some time to pre-write and schedule them to come out sporadically throughout the next couple weeks.

Here’s why.

Long story short, the thing that I’ve been saying is in the works is that we’re trying to buy a house. We ended up finding one that is perfect for us, but it’s a short sale. We’ve gotten approval from the seller and verbal approval from the bank, we’ve gotten the inspection done, we’re so close to the end of the road here. But, as most short sales go, we’re stuck waiting.
We didn’t want to keep stringing our roommate along so we told her to go ahead and find something. Since rent will be a little too high for us on our own, we’re gonna move somewhere cheaper. But the sucky thing is that we’re gonna be moving twice. We don’t know how long after the first move it will be, but it’ll happen.
It is what it is.

So it’s time to start packing and all that, which will be taking up a lot of my time for the next few weeks.

I have some cool photos to post, (I didn’t take them but my friend did) I have some gaming things to talk about, and I have a few food things to talk about as well. So I’ll be trying to make those posts and schedule them to come out automatically over this time.

So that’s what’s new here, I’ll update when we move into our pre-home home.

-J