Well, here I am. As predicted, my blogging break was a short one, though an important one I'd like to think. One zillion thank you's for all of your kind and supportive words on my last post. I just find that for someone like me, who is not ultra confident yet and very concerned about pleasing other people, it's very easy to compare myself with other people - their appearances, their blog content, anything really. And it's not just in my little corner of the internet - it's in my life as well. It's one of the main things I'm working on - exuding an inner confidence rather than seeking it elsewhere. In fact, one of the reasons I started this daily style blog nearly two years ago was because I was just started to dress how I wanted to and thought it would be kind of a bold move for myself to say, "Here I am, here's how I dress, and here's what I think." I'm constantly in this battle with myself - need is simply my own approval of myself. The only person who really needs to like my outfits is me. The only person who has to like the poetry I talk about is me. If I don't have a confidence in and care for what I'm posting, it's likely that you guys will sense that, and unlikely that you're going to enjoy this blog. I know there are going to be ups and downs, and that I'm going to feel this way and have to take breathers like this in the future, just to re-screw my head on right (that's more of a gross image than I intended, but you get the idea). I know I feel good when I blog about how my outfit is like the Odyssey. I know I feel good when I take the time to explore a new place and take photos to show you guys. And I know I feel good when I share poetry that excites me and you guys get excited too. So, thanks for sticking with me, and here's to keeping to what makes you happy.
We had crazy super spring weather yesterday and I just KNEW that I had to go tightsless while the fleeting opportunity presented itself. I also really liked the idea of wearing a long, breezy skirt since the weather was just blustery enough to be delightful without being frustrating. I also also knew exactly where I wanted to take photos. There's this big park by my house (it claims to be bigger than Central Park on the website!) and when I filmed my blog video, I came across this spot. It's a little bit like Narnia, but without a wardrobe and fur coats. There's a gloomy, muddy path off the main paved road that leads to this beautiful, open, overgrown field that's just so bright. Sure, there's some garbage strewn about (most notably a whole package of ripped tortilla pieces. I know, WHAT?) but it's still a wonderful spot for unseasonably warm weather.