So it has been a nice long while since I last posted…like months. I found myself in quite the funk with deployment blues, then the reintegration process after my husband returned home from Afghanistan, then getting back into the normal Army wife routine, then searching for my motivation, endlessly searching. Truth be told, I still am not feeling all that motivated, but I figured I might as well just start writing something to get myself going or I may remain stagnant forever. And forever stagnant is not good. Not good at all.
While I was taking a break, I did a lot of thinking and brainstorming about where I want to be going with my blog. At first, I wanted to create a forum where I could inspire other women through clothing choices as well as my words. I wanted the focus, however, to be more on my words. But I got lazy, overwhelmed, anxious, rushed…and my posts became very short, sporadic outfit posts. I was disappointed in myself so I decided a break was due. Then I felt guilty for taking a break. Then I realized that I needed to cut myself some slack because I would not have taken such a long break if my mind and body weren’t indicating that I do so. But now I do need to get back to it. However, I’m still not sure the direction in which I want to take this thing. So let me first start with what I do know.
1. I know that I am passionate about inspiring people through words of encouragement, empowerment, and love.
2. I know that I am passionate about clothing and expressing myself creatively through the way I assemble a complete outfit.
3. I know that I have a lot of clothes. Too many, in fact. That goes for shoes and other accessories as well.
4. I know that I have a giant antique chest filled with old journals and many of these journals contain quotes that have inspired me over the years.
5. I know that I love to help people. I love to help them feel better about themselves. And the perfect outfit combined with just the right words can often do this.
6. I know there has to be way to combine all of this into my little spot on the internet.
7. I know that I am going to give my best effort at doing this and I know that I may change my mind throughout the process and that is okay. It will be a work in progress.
So please bear with me through my journey to find my niche in this big, crazy world. I will gladly accept and consider any advice others may have to offer. And hopefully, we can all help each other along the way.
My plans as of today are this:
I want to start publishing 3 blog posts per week. Some outfit posts, some inspirational posts (pulling quotes from my immense collection of journals). I also want to try to keep my posts short and sweet as getting too wordy starts to stress me out (and I can get too wordy very quickly). This will be an exercise in discipline for me while at the same time being a creative outlet WITHOUT causing me anxiety. And hopefully it will offer inspiration to others as well.
Also, my very good friend, Amy, and I have decided to try our hands at creating an online clothing and accessory resale boutique with items that we think are super adorable and on trend (pulling items from my vast personal wardrobe collection). This is one of our contributions to keeping the world green! We also have a giant end goal in mind of one day establishing a brick and mortar resale boutique where women can come to shop in a relaxing, friendly, helpful environment. We will provide retail and talk therapy all in one visit!
When I push the publish button on this post, I hereby declare that I have taken my first step towards creating something that will inspire others and something of which I can be proud. I can’t wait to see what this “something” turns out to be!
Thank you all so much for being a part of my journey. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get a little something great in return.
Returning to the edge,
Stay tuned for outfits and inspirations! Also, you can check out my daily outfit of the day posts on Instagram.
I will leave you with a few of my recent spring outfits…still waiting for consistent warm weather!
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