A Letter From Lacey

I honestly don’t even know where to begin, but let’s begin with 2019.

My husband and I separated after being together for 12 years. We met when we were 20 years old and this man was my entire adult life and, what I thought was, the future father of my children. I truly thought my life was over. Little did I know it was just beginning, and that this marriage ending would be the best thing that ever happened to me.

I see ya’lls google searches…

My divorce was something I chose to keep very private, and will continue to keep the intimate details to myself, but needless to say it was the second hardest thing I had ever been through. Only second to losing my brother, Kevin. If it wasn’t for my “fam” (AKA my closest friends) I would not be able to be writing this with such strength and knowledge of the woman I am today. The divorce finalized just two weeks before the infamous COVID lockdown in March of 2020. What shocked me the most while going through this life-altering process were the people who I expected to be there for me unconditionally were nowhere to be found. Even with all the people I had around me it was very lonely.

Over the last two plus years I was not only battling what the rest of the world was battling, which was my mental health while COVID loomed over us all, but I was also facing an intrinsic battle. Who is Lacey? Something I’m not sure I ever truly had a grasp on.

Fast forward to today and I am currently single and loving life. I have been in love again, and had my heart broken again. And that’s ok. Each a lesson learned. I am currently in the best mental state I have ever been in in my entire life. But most importantly, I am confident in myself …and yes, even that self that comes with a UHaul full of baggage.

The content creator side of my business took a hit when I stopped sharing my life over the last couple of years, but the consulting side of my business is thriving. That is one of the many reasons why you see a shift here on alaceyprespective.com. Now let’s get to the changes you are seeing and why…

First of all, my blog, the baby I created in 2010 was hacked a year ago and they removed the majority of my 12 years of work. So I decided to start from scratch. I want this to be a place of reference for y’all so you can come here to find your FAQs in one place that I personally own and no other app controls.

…speaking of other apps.

My Instagram account, that has existed since the app began in 2010, was stollen Sunday, October 30th by hackers who continued to email me threats that if I didn’t pay them they would remove my 12 years of work and sell my images for profit. It was honestly a very scary time but also was the kick in the butt I needed to get my blog back up and running for y’all after such a long time away. I always thought, “Who would want to read my blog anymore after my divorce hiatus?” After lots of people pushing me and reassuring me this is a resource people miss I finally did it.

With my Instagram account restored (Shout out to my superheros and friends who happen to work at Meta, Anthea & Tracy. We love a good woman power moment.) after two weeks of anxiety, and my site ready to be viewed I wanted to just be honest with y’all about where I have been these past few years and why.

With all of that said, if you made it this far… thank you. I would not be here with this brand if it wasn’t for each and every one of you (yes, even the haters). If you don’t mind pretty please leave a comment below with what you want to see on the blog next (or old blog posts you want recreated).

ILY All,

Lacey

14 Comments

  • The best

    November 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Just you continuing to be amazing 💁🏻‍♀️

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    • admin

      November 14, 2022 at 1:44 am

      Aw shucks. I learn from the best. xL

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  • Megan

    November 14, 2022 at 12:31 am

    I’ve missed seeing your sparkly, wonderful presence on the Internet. Cannot wait to see what you do next. Xo

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    • admin

      November 14, 2022 at 1:45 am

      You were one of the first to help me mature this brand, and now to be able to do it on my own is because of you believing in me. xL

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  • Elle

    November 14, 2022 at 5:28 am

    So glad you’re back!! I’ve followed you since 2010. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I support you. Xo

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    • admin

      November 14, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Wow! An OG! That means so so much to me. Thank you thank you! Please let me know what you want to see here on the blog! xL

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  • Clarissa

    November 14, 2022 at 5:30 am

    I just enjoy seeing you expressing yourself creatively and growing your business(and wardrobe 😂😍). Just keep doing your thing and inspiring me to do the same. Glad you’re back.

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    • admin

      November 14, 2022 at 6:20 pm

      That truly encompasses everything I want to do here. Grow my business and my wardrobe. HAHA! Thank you so much and please don’t hesitate to let me know what you want to see here on the blog! xL

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  • Zundria

    November 14, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Yes, please bring the blog back. Full stop! You should never feel pressured into sharing intimate and private details—I hate that for you and all others. I just appreciate the content.

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    • admin

      November 14, 2022 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much. It was honestly cathartic to write! If there is anything specific you want to see please let me know! xL

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  • Ann

    November 17, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Omg! You’re back!! I. Am. THRILLED! You are the very first blog I read, followed, loved. Thank you for bravely sharing your story. I’m so excited so see what’s next!

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    • admin

      November 17, 2022 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you thank you thank you! This means SO much to me. Please let me know what you want to see on the new blog! xL

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  • Emil

    November 29, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Glad you’re back – and back to basics!

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    • admin

      November 29, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you so much! Let me know what you want to see here! xoL

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