Whew, it's been a while! Almost two whole months since my last post?! The time has flown by! Here's just a few of the things I've been up to lately:
- Visited San Diego with my husband over Valentines Day weekend (can we please just move there already?!)
- Celebrated my birthday
- Ran my first half marathon!!!
- Started a new job (Promotion! Say what?!)
- Went to Six Flags (for the first time!) with a group of the best highschool kids I know
- Oh, and did I mention Michael starts his new job tomorrow?
The past couple months have been a blast, but they've also been a blur!
To be completely honest though, that isn't entirely the reason I stopped writing for so long.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
I love this quote. It is perfectly and entirely true. I know it's true, but I began comparing my blog to other fashion blogs. I especially compared my clothing to other bloggers' clothing. I began to feel like I needed to "step up my game". Better outfits. Better pictures. Better hair! I had taken what was meant to be a fun, creative outlet and let it make me feel inadequate to other women who share this internet space! I had forgotten why I had begun writing in the first place. That when I had started my blog, I had just wanted to share some of my fun finds from affordable stores like Goodwill!
I also think I put my blog into a box. Like I should really only be focusing on fashion. Let's be real. Just like everybody else, I have tones of interests! Growing in my relationship with Jesus, running, yoga, cooking, reading, makeup, friends and family. And I really want to learn how to do my hair.* And I want to travel. And I really love the show Mad Men. I can't share these other interests on my "style" blog, right?
don't like am not used to online shopping. I like seeing and feeling and trying out something I buy it. I wish I liked it more because I don't get to go brick-and-mortar shopping very often, which means I don't buy new clothes very often. If I have a style blog, aren't I supposed to be buying new clothes all the time?
Well, here I am and I've come to the realization that I'm not "supposed" to be anything. I like writing. I like photographs. I like sharing my outfits. The first day of spring was last week and I'm 99% certain I don't have a single piece of pastel anything in my closet.
My clothes are "old". They're "out of season". They're "me".
Welcome to Katie's Style Project. :)
*I curled it today! It's the third time I've whipped out my curling iron I got for Christmas two years ago, and while still a hot mess, I was actually getting the hang of it!