Remember when I told you to expect some changes around here?
Epiphanies strike like discovered gold: not when you’re panning for them, but when you stumble onto their unannounced magic at the right moment. Here was mine: I’ve spent a lot of time doing the things I’m “supposed” to. I had to go to a good college. I had to get great grades. I had to strive for absolute perfection, however unattainable. Almost all of those limits were set with strict judgment by my own worst critic – silly ol’ me. Well, after a lot of thinking at Lucky FABB, a fantastic few days in NYC free of boundaries, and a thorough perusal of O Magazine on the bus ride home, I realized that the things I’ve made important for the majority of my life really don’t make me all that happy. The 100 years we have here (if we’re lucky) are too short to be wasted on things we don’t really want for ourselves. I’m certainly in no position, at a positively blossoming 20 years of age, to be settling for someone else’s dreams already.
This isn’t headed for the denouement you might be bracing yourself for – no, not at all. You see, blogging – and the beautiful people I’ve met on this three month roller coaster ride – is my never-ending well of joy. You (plus my gorgeous roommates, who keep me laughing on repeat all day every day) are the reason for genuine ear-to-ears amidst the activities I grin and bear through. You’ve all inspired me to reexamine my priorities and to dedicate my spare moments to this beautiful space I’ve found in the blogosphere. Hopefully it’s rent controlled.
Part of this refocusing involves me taking a step back to make this place more “me.” I haven’t been posting stories I’ve loved lately because I’ve felt so distracted. I don’t want to post just to post. I’m hoping to be back up and running marathon style (potentially with a new name, who knows!) in 2013. In the mean time, keep up with me on Twitter and Pinterest and expect me to be stalking your blogs big time. I’m not going anywhere and neither is my support for this community!
xoxo and see you (as a new and improved blog) soon!,