I haven’t posted recently, so I wanted to take the time to share some life updates I’ve had before jumping back into a more regular posting schedule!
“Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” This has been sort of my mantra lately. There are so many times I find myself afraid of doing something because of what someone may think, or what could go wrong. However, I’ve come to learn fear does no good, and only stands in the way of your dreams.
As many of you probably already know, I’m moving to New York! I am overjoyed to announce that I have accepted an internship with Rebecca Minkoff and will officially be a New Yorker in January. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to move to the city, and I couldn’t be more excited that this dream is finally coming true. I’ll be taking online internship courses to finish up my degree while I’m there, and I will return to Austin to graduate in May. All of my friends and family have been so supportive of me pursuing my dreams, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
So, back to being fearless. Back in September, Rebecca Minkoff herself was in Austin holding an event for her fall collection at Neiman Marcus. I heard about the event about 30 minutes before it started, and decided to drop everything I was doing to go meet her. About 45 minutes later, I stood 5 feet away from one of my favorite designers, shaking with nerves and trying to think of what I wanted to say.
The fear of saying the wrong thing and making a fool of myself urged me to turn around and leave Neiman’s altogether. That would have been the easy way out, and if I had done that I would not be where I am today. Instead, I took a deep breath, put my fear behind me and stepped up to talk to her. She was unbelievably kind, and gave me who to contact for an internship with her.
Whatever your dream is, whatever sets your soul on fire, chase it. Fear gets to all of us, but don’t let it stand in your way. I made that image available for phone wallpaper, just click the link below it to download the correct sizing! 🙂
And now for some blog updates!
I’m also going to be making some changes around here in the upcoming future. I have decided to merge together “The Lipstick Tales” with my personal brand, and do away with “The Lipstick Tales” Instagram. I will leave the account up, however I won’t be posting on that account anymore, so be sure to follow me at @hunterwuensche to stay up to date with posts!
You also can expect a wider variety of posts here. While I still have a strong passion for beauty, I’m planning more fashion and lifestyle posts along with a new passion of mine: fitness! If you’ve known me for a long time, you probably find it hysterical that I just said fitness is one of my new loves. In the past six months or so, I’ve become a bit of a spin class addict and can’t get enough of the high from endorphins. Look forward to posts focusing on fitness and health and my personal journey with this!
Thank you so much for reading, check back tomorrow to see what beauty products I’ve been loving lately!