December was a far crazier, busier month than I'd imagined it would be, & being a true, age-old procrastinator meant I wasn't much prepared to keep up with regular blogging on top of everything else. I also, truly, needed a break-not just from blogging, but from the world. I hadn't been feeling inspired, by my surroundings or anything else, and I just felt kind of...blah.
Lack of non-work or non-event filled time made it difficult to find all the neat things I stumble across both online and in real life that made me want to truly start this blog in the first place, so I retreated home and spent hours on my computer watching TV shows in my pajamas in front of fireplaces, surrounded by dogs. The good ol' Iowa winter weather featuring 10 degree highs each day did nothing to motivate me, by the way.
I didn't feel like it did much for me at first, but my inspiration has slowly been returning (in large part thanks to a less hectic few weeks at work coupled with the fact that I'm over winter & now pretending it's already spring in my head), leaving me with excitement about what this new year really will bring me. Sometimes, you just have to power through the bad feelings to get back to the good ones. It's like when I feel as though I'm coming down with something (which happens at least 10 times a month) & I just ignore it and hope it goes away soon instead of turning into me actually being sick. Most of the time, it works. I acknowledged my blues, but I didn't let them take over everything, & they've figured out they're not welcome. Mostly.
I'm also still working out the kinks for content on this little piece of web I own. As much as I hate sharing my feelings, especially with strangers, I have enjoyed writing this and I think I might start to include more text-heavy posts. Ya know, on top of the outfits & interiors & houses & shopping-related posts I already do. In case you're wondering, that's a lot what it's like inside my head, too. Thanks for sticking with me through all my growing pains :)
And no, I'm not kidding about pretending it's spring, even if I just recently posted about chunky sweaters for cold winter days.
Yours truly, being my ridiculous self on my friend's camera circa May last year.