Reintroduction to my blog.
Guess who’s back, just guess, for this to be fun, you really have to guess, Its me you guys, it’s me, I’m back,
Where did I go? Well, I just had a baby, that’s why I went away for a while, but now I’m back. Hello you guys, and welcome.
If you’re here for the first time, you’re most specially welcome to this LivinginPeace family. Don’t forget to like this post and subscribe if you’ve been inspired from what you’ll read today.
Sorry for the long break, it was kind of expected, I got pregnant and had a baby, so while waiting for baby to come, I decided to get myself together for youtubing properly and blogging has been on my mind as well. So this is actually kind of an intro to the serious part of my youtube channel and blog as well. The past videos I uploaded actually helped in becoming a little bit confident in navigating my way through youtube from creating content and uploading videos. I’m someone that loves writing a lot, mostly about my life and because I have a full time job, I find myself not focusing on that part of my life like I would really love to, so thats where youtube came through for me. I’ll try my best to upload the blog part of my videos as I post them for those of you who like to read instead.
Youtube has actually always been a part of my life ever since I moved here from Nigeria, and since I wasn’t a big fan of American music, Youtube became my go to search engine for my kind of music, which is what I’ve known all my life anyway and from what you might have heard about recently in the music industry, Nigerian music is actually doing pretty well internationally so I didn’t make a bad choice sticking with my own people. Not that I don’t listen to American music but, you know, we just don’t click like that. So anyway, that’s one part of what I use youtube for.
I consider myself a conservative young woman and before I got married, I always kept my face very natural, acne scars and all. I wasn’t into make-up at all throughout high school and even throughout my college years, but my eyes were opened when I hired a makeup artist for my wedding called 3D Looks MakeUpArtist, you can check her out on her facebook page. When I looked at myself in the mirror when she was done working her magic, it was like, wow, make-up really does enhance what you already have, that was my second time with a full face makeup. The first time was for my high school prom, a white lady actually made me up, and oh my goodness, I was so scared of myself when I looked in the mirror, I looked like Casper and that kind of set the mood for my prom, boy was I moody. She made me up as if I was a white lady or maybe I was just so inexperienced in make up that I thought I looked bad. oh well.
So anyway, with make up, all you have do is define your eyebrows, cover your acne scars, enhance your lashes with false ones, put some color on and you’ll see that just a small amount of makeup can bring out your best face to the table, and then you’ll feel like you can conquer the world. I promise you, I didn’t take off my first fake eyelashes for like two days after the wedding, I must have batted them a million times everywhere I went, I felt like a goddess. After the wedding, I started searching for ways I could improve the health and look of my face, not that I wasn’t happy with what it looked like in the first place but because it needed a lot of work. I was conditioned to thinking beautifying our physical and outward appearance was not necessary, but later I realized, they were very much needed most especially for my self esteem. If you’ve seen my video ‘makeup beginnings and Journey’ you’ll know the story behind what I mean by my self esteem. If you haven’t, you can check it out at the end of this video. Youtube became my life saver, I searched how-to videos on makeup and my makeup game has changed now for the better and it’s still a work in progress. Ever since I started learning from different people all around the world and watching videos on how they started out initially eventually inspired me to start my own youtube channel.
The other reason I started a youtube channel is because of my work schedule, I don’t know if I’m alone on this but sometimes when I needed to talk about something and my husband was busy or sleeping, I wouldn’t want to disturb him, and since I’m not the type of person who has a lot of girlfriends, I felt I’ll just talk to you guys here and not have that feeling that the people I’m talking to don’t really care. I can be a perfectionist at times about certain projects and youtube has definitely been that project for me because it does take a lot of time from content development to filming and planning to execution. For me, last year was actually supposed to be about my weight loss journey but I later found out I was pregnant three months in, so I postponed uploading more videos until after I would have had the baby, so guess what, that just happened a couple of months ago and what have I been doing behind the scenes while I was pregnant? well, more planning and more content developing.
So here are the four aspects my channel will feature basically about living life. I’m so looking forward to recording and shooting videos about them.
Living in Peace is a series I’ve been working on for a very long time but lacked a platform for showcasing my thoughts on certain topics that has stirred me up inside in my day to day life, so in the upcoming episodes, you’ll get a glimpse of how I’m living a peaceful life from Lara’s point of view and my hope is that I’ll also inspire you to think differently or look at certain situations in a new light in your day to day.
School of Fraternal Twins will feature fun things about my first kids, who are fraternal boy girl twins. How they communicate, their mannerisms, and their growth in general as twins. Preparing them school, crafts, educational toy reviews and many more. It will also feature what they have learnt from us as parents so far and what we are learning from them as well. This series is for everyone but most importantly for those who have kids, or planing to have kids, or if you’re taking care of kids and you want a different perspective on some topics, you’re welcome.
Living in Fast Express is a series about living life basically, most especially how I balance my work life as a nurse and practitioner, my home life with my husband and three kids. I will talk about my pregnancies, c-section vs. vaginal deliveries, weight loss journey, child care, my side projects, and how I try to organize myself and many more. This is for everyone, no one is left out. You’ll definitely learn something from this series
Do It Yourself Today is kind of a motivational series for my self and for you guys because I’ve watched a lot of youtube videos mostly about makeup, hair, cooking, set design and many others, so if you’re a procrastinator like I am about doing what I just mentioned, then this episodic series might be for you because I’ll post videos of me attempting to do something myself, that you can replicate not later but right now and today.
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The next blog post is about the relationships we have with our Mother-in-laws & their Mother nature. If you’re married or single or just want to learn something new, this is definitely for you. Do check out my suggested videos and I’m hoping to read from you beautiful people very soon. Don’t forget to love your neighbor as yourself and remember, to RestInPeace, we need to be LivingInPeace, Stay blessed.