Welcome to Prohibition Skin!

When I thought about creating a blog, the first question I asked myself was “What am I going to write about?”

If you’ve ever tried to write anything, you know that’s usually the hardest part.  It’s not easy to figure out what you’re going to write about.  Especially when you’re like me. 

I find that people pretty much fall into two camps.  One is the “I don’t know what talents I have, so I’m not sure what I can do” camp.  The other is “Camp I have SO many talents, I don’t know what to do with them.”

I’d say there is a 3rd camp… the “I know what my talents are and I know how to use those talents.”, but I can’t imagine many people fall into that one.  We’ll keep it there just in case for any of you mythical creatures out there and call it the “Camp for Magical Unicorns”

Although on the surface, you might think that one of the first two camps is better than the other that’s not the case.  It’s not good to be on either side of this uncertainty.

On the one hand, you have someone who obviously has talents (because we all do!), but is not aware of what they are.  They are hindered from making a move because they haven’t figured themselves out yet.

On the other hand, you have someone who has talents and IS aware of what those talents are… but guess what? They are hindered from making a move because they haven’t figured themselves out yet.

And this has been the conundrum that has plagued my life… especially my writing life… for quite some time now.

I wallow on the side “too much”.  My whole life I have always gone after what I wanted.

I wanted to learn how to draw… so I practiced like crazy.  I wanted to learn how to cook… so I cooked like I was doing so for an army.  I wanted to become an Esthetician… so I got my license.  I wanted to learn how to paint… so I watched Bob Ross and had paint nights before they were ever a thing.  I wanted to learn yoga… so I took classes obsessively.  Crow pose, anyone?

 I learned wood burning by following along on YouTube.  I trained to become a Permanent Cosmetics artist with some of the world’s most renowned artists.  I recently asked a friend to be my Japanese tutor. 

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The list goes on and on.  I’m one of those people who gets asked “What DON’T you do?” a lot.

So, naturally, when I started thinking about writing a blog.  I couldn’t pinpoint what to write about.  Everyone giving you advice on how to start always says you have to find a niche, but there is just too much I’m interested in.

Then, it hit me.  I’m not the ONLY one.  There are many other “modern day renaissance women” out there, who live full, vibrant lives and want to read about lots of different interests, try a myriad of new recipes, do various fitness challenges, and maybe refinish a dresser. 

So that’s why I created My Champagne Life; a blog for the Modern Day Renaissance Woman.  The “Pinterest of Blogs” you might say.

I’m also oddly overly organized (try to say that 5 times fast!), so even though I said screw it and decided to write about whatever comes to me, I still wanted to keep it somewhat orderly.  You’ll find everything is systematically placed into one of three categories; Body, Being & Beauty. How that’s exactly done… no one quite knows. Depends on how I feel that day.

Enjoy this place! I hope it becomes a haven for all of your inner wildness and creativity.

Cheers!

Amber Champagne