Running into a great old friend on the street the other day reminded me why we shouldn’t let ourselves get so lazy about staying in touch.
Life is a bit overwhelming right now with getting ready for a move, job searching, and continuing school, and I’ve been feeling too scattered to write anything half-decent, so forgive the blog silence for a while. I have a feeling there’s LOTS of new inspiration coming my way to make up for it.
“That’s life,” my dad said, referring to the dance of ups and downs that we all endure, adding the proper metaphor, “If you didn’t have hangovers, you’d want to be drunk all the time.” Some advice courtesy of my good old Dad, he of epic assertive(and-knowing-what-the-fuck-he-wants)ness.
I’m forcing myself to start off the summer with some serious simplifying and lifestyle-reevaluating. So, I’m going to begin with the basics (wardrobe, books, etc.), to get the ball rolling on a broader overhaul.
The crux of it, in my opinion, is your knowing and proclaiming what you genuinely value and enjoy, rather than fashioning those traits around other people’s expectations.
Though I tend to write New Year’s Resolutions off as silly and futile, I’m taking a more positive approach this year and compiling my own set of aspirational life-hacks.
I realize that I can’t fault my favorite virtual venues for trying to cash in a bit on their popularity—after all making it in America is not as dreamy as we’d once hoped.
Fashion has become much less about fun and whimsy, and more about the perfect façade.