Yes, I've disappeared for a couple of weeks again. No, I am not happy about it. Where did I go?, you may ask. Well...I didn't really GO anywhere. I could have easily blogged, but I just didn't. My cousin who moved to North Carolina came back home for a week and Chris came home from school last weekend and left yesterday so I've been busy spending time with them.
My blockage of inspiration has continued as well. I just don't feel that a lot of my outfits are post-worthy. Right now I am wearing jeans and a t-shirt with cartoon giraffes on it. While it's one of my favorite shirts, the outfit is nothing special. I've been wearing shorts a lot lately since I got a really good pair from Forever 21 for $11.50.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed a lot of bloggers were discussing the pressure to dress amazingly every day for their blogs. I give praise to those bloggers who actually do post every day with gorgeous outfits and photos. But for me, I just wear what I feel like wearing and sometimes it's thought out, but sometimes I just pull something on quick so I can get out the door. I'm such a procrastinator so if I tell myself I'm going to put together an outfit the night before, it usually ends with me putting it off until it's 3 in the morning and I just want to go to bed.
Anyway...my point is that I'm ok with not wearing something spectacular every day and not posting daily. Not that I enjoy when I end up neglecting my blog for two whole weeks either... But sometimes I get busy or during the only time I have to take pictures, the lighting is bad or my parents are home early and I feel awkward taking pictures of myself in the backyard with them home.
My blog is important to me, but there are more important things in my life. I don't get to see Chris a lot since he is away at school so when he comes home, I pretty much spend all my time with him and don't really worry about anything else. He comes home a lot more often and I'm 99.9% sure it's because of me, so that's why I tend to frequently disappear for chunks of time. Putting outfits together, taking pictures, editing pictures, writing a blog entry, and uploading pictures...that all takes a lot of time. When he's home, I just like to be with him as much as I can. If I can blog about something we did together, great. If not, then I can worry about blogging later. I've also been spending a lot of time with friends. This is something I've never really done. When I was with my ex-boyfriend, I pretty much just hung out with him and that was it. I missed out on the whole hanging out with friends all the time thing and lost touch with some of my friends. It's nice to be a part of the group again.
There's nothing worse for a writer than feeling like you HAVE to write something. It makes you not want to. The same goes for outfits. Don't get me wrong, I love creating fun outfits but I usually just open my closet, get impatient and frustrated that I can't seem to put things together and then just settle on shorts and a shirt. I'm not going to agonize over putting outfits together when I am just not in the mood or if it's going to make me frustrated and bent out of shape. This blog is supposed to be fun and enjoyable for me and I'm not going to pressure myself into a schedule for it. What makes it fun is that I don't have to go by a schedule. I can blog whenever I want! Maybe I just have poor time management skills. I usually try to pick out something as I'm getting ready to go somewhere. I feel good when I'm blogging often and consistently and I would like to blog more often, but sometimes other things just come first.
Now that I got all that out, here is an outfit from somewhere within the past two weeks. The lighting was weird, so I didn't get too many pictures of it.