Weekends are my jam at the moment! ♥
The sun has been shining, it’s been unseasonably warm and I’ve been packing so much in, while also managing to get that healthy dose of relaxation (totally necessary for me to function during the week! That and coffee of course!)
My plans of blogging all Friday night disappeared at about 9pm, when I put my head down to ‘rest’ and slept all the way through to Saturday! Mind you – Mike and his friends were in the lounge with a movie blasting and that didn’t stop me! Haha clearly I was exhausted!
I’ve spent a lot of the past week pondering why I’m blogging again and what the purpose of this blog is…and I’ve realised that I just really enjoy writing! More than that even, I love being able to share little pieces of my life and I love the friendships that I’ve made through blogging over the years ♥ plus it gives me a reason to go through and sort out all of my photos, rather then just letting them languish in my iPhoto library (all 53,000+ of them..!)
Blogging pushed me to try new things. I delve headfirst into vintage after existing solely in denim and tees for most of my teens/early adult life. Hell – I currently don’t even own a pair of jeans at the moment! (I ripped my only pair a few weeks ago and it was a sad sad day 🙁 )
I hoarded vintage, opened a vintage store (online and at markets), closed said vintage store and then sold off (or donated) all of the remaining stock. I evolved from a true maximalist with a love of all things eclectic and clashing to a person I didn’t even know – craving minimalism and simplicity. I got married, found a lump in my breast, travelled extensively and turned my blog friends into real life friends, all the while grappling (as we all do) with who I was and where I fit in this world.
And that’s the thing – a blog is like an elevated journal. Because sure, you need to put your words and thoughts and fears out there, and it may be pretty daunting at first, but once you get over that you realise that your words connect with people. That you are not the only one of your species – with your strange likes and quirks (I do a happy dance and hum when eating foods I really love! And I have no idea I’m doing it! Hah! So great)
It’s a virtual soundboard and meeting place – somewhere you can put all of your thoughts and ideas and get back answers and suggestions and encouragement.
I really missed that. So much.
So that’s why I’ve started blogging again. To challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone, to connect with new friends and reconnect with old friends. Maybe even to finally learn how to properly do my makeup (hah! Unlikely but we shall see!) and just to have a little corner to share pieces of my life.
So, expect way too many photos and a whole lot of rambling…because it’s kind of what I do best 🙂