My world has recently become full of first moments. This year I started my own company. This year, I’m launching a blog where I'll share everything I've learned about having healthier skin and living a healthier life. This year I have put myself out there, though reluctantly, to the world.
I've always been the type of person who saw things in a straight line. Anything off that path, then I was in a world of trouble. I guess it's in my nature as a Virgo to have a plan with 30 back-up plans, and come hell or high water it better work out just like I pictured it in my head. Yep, leads to a bunch of anxiety, but that's for another blog post. I just knew life had to go the way I needed it to. Until Hawaii. I mention that beautiful place many times because it had such a profound effect on my life.
From my trip to paradise, I came home and had to deal with a slew of skin infections and problems that I still live with to this day. As I go along, I will share more details about the who, what, and the why. The important thing to know was that I was completely knocked off guard and have tried to recover ever since. As a result, sometimes my skin is my best friend, and then sometimes I’m giving my skin the serious side eye.
Have you ever been riding in a car with a specific destination and a route already planned and then, the dreaded traffic jam happens? Once you detour, it makes you rely on multiple things to get back on track (the GPS, your knowledge of the area, your passengers). But once you start the detour, you become more conscious of the things around you, it makes you more alert and ready to try new routes, and you learn new pathways that may be better than the one you originally started with. And that has become my story. I’m nowhere near living the life I’d thought I be today, but it has created a consciousness and a passion for life experiences that I don’t want to ever give up.
And so my new consciousness has led me to start Restored. My desire is that the essence of this company is to celebrate stories of restoration and hope. In this blog, I will chronicle my journey to take back my skin and everything else that has needed a reboot.
I can’t say it enough: I had no idea that I would end up here. But what I do know is that life is no longer a straight line, but it's got a BUNCH of twists and turns, a little bit of flair and its fair share of surprises. This is only the beginning and I hope if you're not here with me at first you'll be with me once I get there.
I’m Tiffany, and the drastic changes to my skin in my late 20s, led me to start making my own skin products. I've learned that managing my eating habits, stress, and my skin regimen is helping to get my skin back on track. Now I blog about my skin struggles and what I’ve learned along the way. Check out my awesome body butters here.