This week has been a bit of good and bad.. well not "bad", just hectic. Brad and I are nearing the end of the college semester so it seems like I am swimming in homework. We did have some breaks here and there, like to watch Brad's niece decorate their Christmas tree on Thursday, and then we had my office Christmas party last night. I'm loving school again this year, but I will still be relieved to have a break in a couple weeks.
|coat- Kenneth Cole / scarf- Aldo / socks- Ardene / dress- H&M|
On an unrelated note, I had a funny thought the other day. A classmate mentioned that he had checked out my blog and I immediately got embarrassed and made up excuses for it. Blogging is a funny thing.. especially when it's a personal blog. You are basically writing out your day to day, and expecting to entertain people with your life and photos of yourself. It can come off as very narcissistic, but I find it therapeutic. I like the feeling of connecting with other bloggers, even if you never meet them and it's good to have an outlet for all of your thoughts, even the most mundane. Now that I have a shared backyard (as opposed to the private one when I lived with my parents) I have had MANY awkward encounters with people strolling by, wondering what the crazy girl taking pictures of herself is doing. My immediate response is a nervous "UH.. school project!!", but one guy didn't believe me and said that I was probably taking photos for a dating website. It was mortifying. So anyways, my funny thought was this: I am no longer going to be embarrassed about my blog. When people ask me where I came up with the name, I will smile and say "I was drunk and eating spaghetti alone when the two words came into my head and made me laugh," with pride. I won't shy away when someone tries to give me a face-to-face compliment about the photos I take. Granted, I will probably never get over the embarrassment of getting caught taking photos, but hey no one is perfect. Above all things, I like seeing how my style and self have changed since I began this blog in 2009, and I take it as a point of pride knowing that while I've taken brief hiatuses, I have kept this thing going for 4 years.
End of ramble.