Apr 2, 2017  •  In Aerin, Blogging, Claire, Depression, Personal, Relationships

Chirp, Chirp

It’s been a whooping 1 year and 2 months since I last wrote in this blog.

…Is anyone still around?

During my hiatus, I seriously contemplated shutting down the site. I was feeling uninspired and unmotivated. There were a lot of things going on in my life I did not feel comfortable sharing with the world wide web. I did not want to write about my daughters either, because — as I have shared with you in the past, I feel less inclined to share their lives with you as they grow older. Not only because our relationships become more complex and more precious, but also because I want to protect their privacy.

But, as of this moment, everyone in the Geek in Heels household is doing well.  :-) 

Claire is now a first grader at a wonderful cooperative school the next town over. Aerin is in pre-K at the same Montessori school we had sent Claire (although they’re only 13 months apart in age, they’re TWO grades apart due to their birthdays) and is thriving, just like her big sister. Both of them are SO smart, SO silly, and SO lovable. I am immensely proud of them every day.

J and I will be celebrating our 9th anniversary this month. He had wanted to take me on a vacation to Paris to mark the occasion, but we had to cancel our plans due to unforeseeable circumstances. We decided to take a shorter weekend vacation to a French-speaking city this side of the Atlantic: Montréal!

(And now that I am blogging again, I hope to share with you the details from our trip!)

I am still a SAHM and I’m comfortable where I am at the moment. I feel extremely fortunate that our situation allows me to do this, and I count my blessings every day. I am no longer involved in Jini Beauty due to time constraints and my depression rearing its ugly head again last year. I sold my shares to my partner Sunny, and we’re still friends — I’m supremely proud of her to keeping the business going stronger and better than ever!

So why did I decide to come back? Well, for one, I’m doing better. Due to some changes in my medication and continuing sessions with my wonderful therapist, I am now feeling better than I have in months.

And I missed blogging. I missed you guys.

Besides, I could not just shut down this site. In my year-long absence, traffic has certainly dwindled. Additionally, personal blogs are kinda DEAD in this day and age. Sure, LIFESTYLE blogs are still popular, but my life is nowhere near that glamorous.

But I am still getting 1,000+ visitors a day. I still earn ad revenue. And just take a look at these stats:

2,148 posts and 16,860 comments! How can I just LET GO of all of that?

So yes, I am back.  :-)  I hope my readers are still around…and that you’ll be gentle with me as I dip my toes in the the water again!

Jan 18, 2016  •  In Beauty, Blogging, Personal

The Official Launch of Jini Beauty

I’ve been keeping myself plenty busy these days with the start of my own business. Who’d have thunk it? Me, a co-founder to a successful company?

And last week, we officially opened our doors.

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Jini Beauty. Korean beauty that is curated by us, and coveted by you. Personalized subscription boxes for each skin type. You know you want to be a part of it.

Thanks for all your support! I hope to bring you all the best of K-beauty and wish that you’ll share with me in my excitement for this new venture!