Welcome to Prime Life Pretty. This is a lifestyle blog where we focus on being beautiful (inside and out) and living well as we navigate the middle years of womanhood.
“Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.” ~Louise Hay
A Few Facts About Me
I was born in South Carolina and have lived in Japan for the past seven years. I’m married to the man who has supported me and all of my crazy ideas, and am blessed to have two beautiful, smart and talented girls–both are young adults. Some of the things I love include food, traveling, makeup, skin care, black and white photography, lettering, essential oils and thrifting. (I tried to get it all) I’m a recovering pessimist and self-doubter. I’ve overcome seasons of severe depression and have made a decision to dedicate my time to self-improvement and encourage other women around me.
What I Do and How I Got Here
I created this blog two years ago as a hobby. But oh, how life changes! I’ve now found myself self-employed (I worked for the US Government for a little over 9 years), living overseas with my husband while our daughters are working and going to college in the states. I’ve also lost both of my parents over the span of two years.
Since turning 40 about three years ago, I’ve experienced a ton of ups and downs.
Let me tell you, the year of my 40th birthday was one of the craziest to date! My dog died, my husband had an unplanned retirement from the military, our youngest left for college and my father transitioned from this world. Those were the main events…I won’t even get into everything else that happened. I was an emotional wreck.
I needed to find something that could help ease the insanity–quick! I decided to try the one thing I had been obsessing about but hadn’t put into action. It was through blogging that I was able to find peace and solace. This site originally started out with a different name and focus, but life taught me my true niche. In addition to blogging, my love for skincare and makeup took me on a journey to direct sales. I was a little apprehensive about it at first because I’ve tried it before and quickly decided it wasn’t for me. However, through watching all the fun a family member was having with her company, (major success too–she’s awesome!) I gave it another try. So, not only am I a blogger, but I am also a Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone. Feel free to join me any time!
When I worked my day job, there was a chair next to my desk that almost NEVER remained empty. There was always someone coming to talk to me about their problems or ask me how to do something. At times, it was a little frustrating because I could hardly get my work done. But, I like helping people, so I sacrificed. It’s so true that when you find your passion, you’ll find your purpose.
What You’ll Get From This Site
A part of my professional background is research. As an introvert, it’s what I do and what I love. On this site, you’ll find posts about Living Well , Beauty & Style , and Home Life. I share my experiences, what I’ve learned (and still learning) and researched with you because we all want to enjoy a fulfilling life, right? I’m definitely not long-winded, so I try to get to the point and get on with life.
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Take care and keep striving to be every bit of amazing.
All the best, always.