Hello 2024

This may just be my annual post where I vow to make a comeback to my online space and then it falls apart terribly - Let's get really real. 

Last year I had every intention of it being THAT year. I found myself with more spare time and thought what a great time to focus on this space. However my physical health took so many twists and turns, I genuinely didn't realise how badly it had impacted absolutely everything in my life. 

I spent most of the time self sabotaging then trying to convince myself I wasn't. 

I also began to feel so boxed in - don't get me wrong I will always be that beauty/skin care addict however I started this blog when I was 19. My love and relationship to beauty was very different than to how it is now. I struggled a lot with my insecurities and never really understood what it was, to feel comfortable within my skin. 

Now at 36, there's so many other areas of life that I'm passionate about. I've started running this year and it's truly changed my life (I'm going to share details on this soon) I also participated in a month long poetry workshop which gave me the confidence to write poetry for the first time in my life. It's been a dream of mine to write a book for the longest time and I really just want to prioritise myself and do the things that bring me joy this year. 

Life is unexpected, I never thought I'd be single at 36 with lots of question marks surrounding my physical health. If the self sabotage season of 2023 has taught me anything, it's to find the joy in the small things. For yourself. By yourself. 

While MouldyFruit will always have beauty at its core - I really feel like I'm moving away from excess product purchases and gravitating more towards well being as a whole. Life is quite literally a constant journey of learning and evolving. I am truly grateful for anyone who may be reading this and wants to keep sailing these waves with me. 

I can't end this post without mentioning Palestine - When the genocide begun my mental health was at an all time low, I'm still hugely affected by it. From a boycotting point of view, I am doing everything I can not to endorse or purchase any brands that are complicit. Which essentially means the majority of my make up collection. However I also don't think promoting wastage is particularly wise, so I'm not saying not to use what I/you already have - I'm just trying to be more mindful of where my money is going as I move forward and if you have any regard for humanity I suggest considering it too. 

I hope that this year is a year you can look back on and be proud of yourself. 

I hope to speak to you again soon as I thoroughly enjoyed writing this. 

Sending you love and abundance