BAQ Girl Talk: Where Have I Been? Life Update
Welcome back my loves! I have missed you all and I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have at this moment for all those who continued to support BAQ while I was on a brief hiatus. I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and I truly appreciate the love and support. Today I want to take some time to address my hiatus from BAQ because I know a few of you were wondering what happened to me over the last few months and in this post I will detail what my life has been like over the last few months and most importantly why I took a much needed break from BAQ.
As a content creator, I strive to bring content that not only pleases my target audience but also can be valued by myself. For the last year or two I have struggled with providing that the type of content that I could be proud of. My life has been hectic for years now and with everything I had going on it made it hard to be consistent with blogging and all of that came to a head toward the end of last year. I had become completely uninterested in blogging and while I had tried on many occasions to push past my creative block, I made the final choice to just take a break from blogging all together until I could find out what was blocking me creatively. I originally only intended to be gone from BAQ for 30 days but once the 30-day period was up in November 2019, I no longer had the desire to put out content. I would sit down to write, and nothing would come out. At that point I began wonder if my season with BAQ had come to an end and at that point made the choice to deactivate the website all together. BAQ was something that had brought me comfort and joy during a time where I was experiencing a very low period of my life and had become a healthy outlet for me to grow and inspire others to do the same. In February of this year I made one last attempt at creating content for BAQ but by the end of the month I had decided to say screw it and completely stop blogging all together.
Now fast forward to March 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic became a new reality for everyone and with all the time inside the house I began to be able to really clear my thoughts and visualize what I truly wanted in my life. Suddenly, I was able to see BAQ a lot more clearly than I could in the past year or two. Being in the house these last few months allowed me time to sort out what I wanted in my future and I knew that BAQ was always a part of that vision. When I first launched BAQ back in 2016, I did so because I loved beauty and exploring that world at the time brought me a lot of comfort. I continued with BAQ after that because it became an outlet for me to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually and I had forgotten about how empowered this blog makes me feel and how much I wanted to spread that energy to everyone who needed it. BAQ revealed a side of me that I was always told was not there nor worth seeing. I stopped being shy, insecure Danielle and became the person I never believed I could be. I kept this blog going for all these years because I wanted to give everyone, especially women who look like me a chance to feel the empowerment I had found when I started this blog. BAQ made me strong and I could not imagine a world where this blog did not exist. While it is going to be struggle getting back in the grove of things, I am committed to making this blog the best it can be and I would like to thank everyone who interacted with BAQ while I was away. I hope to bring you all some new projects this year that everyone will love and relate too as well. If you are feeling creatively blocked and unmotivated use this time to step away and reflect because had it not been for the recent events, I would have ended BAQ forever. Do not let a creative block stop you from moving forward with something that means a lot to you. I know it is rough being a content creator in an age where it is difficult to create content at such a rapid pace, but do not EVER give up. If you are experiencing a creative block, take some time to reset and evaluate, trust me, it will be all worth it.
Continue to practice social distancing and stay safe.