Gosh, I don’t know where to start. I’ve written my “I’m back” post in my head so many times, I finally decided to put it on paper.
It’s been a little bit since I’ve posted. Well maybe not a little bit, but more like a few years. So many things have happened. So many of my prayers and dreams have come true, so there’s a lot for me to talk about. There have been a few life changes (moving and buying a new house), along with all sorts of ideas that are in progress like: business ideas, book ideas, real estate, dancing on stage, and even becoming a writing contributor for a new dance magazine! [plug: it’s called A Ballet Education- the premier issue comes out August 15th! ]. Being vulnerable on a blog is not always easy but I think I’m ready to start sharing again–this time at a more moderate pace.
I think with my first round of the blogging in 2012-2013 I went into it sprinting, like I do a lot of things, but when you sprint a marathon you burn out. I also saw women who posted every day and were making a ton of money and so I tried to jump into that trend rather than see how I could sustain my blog over a long period of time.
I want to keep the same website, but I do want to make some changes. I will start out by posting less often and go with the flow rather than try to apply my analytical business lens to my blog.
I did enjoy writing my Wednesday Wisdoms, and you all seem to as well, so I plan to continue on sharing things that I’ve learned or observed, it’s the teacher in me.
Also like fashion, but from a slightly different angle. Confession: I’m a big YouTube junkie and I follow a wide variety of women from 40+ to 20-somethings and for the most part I like what I see. I like to see some of the trends that are going on as well as how women apply make up. (Since I’m more of a simple girl, I am always in awe of the amount of work goes into putting on make up that looks flawless.)
Back to the fashion though,
I will say the thought of buying more and more and more clothes and more and more and more accessories doesn’t always appeal to me. I know there’s this newish movement that asks people to create a “capsule wardrobe”, which is where you select a set number of clothing per season and mix-and-match. You are more thoughtful on the front end about your purchases so on a daily basis you have amazing close to wear that work together. This actually fits how I’ve approached my wardrobe over the last few years I just didn’t have a name for it. My plan is to create some capsule wardrobe for myself and share them with you all to get ideas. I do think there is a time and place for new but at the same time I like simplicity, and I find when I have a ton of things in my closet I -A end up wearing the same things because I don’t have the time or energy to figure out all sorts of creative ways to put unrelated items together and B- because I am so overwhelmed with the amount of clothes in my closet, I end up wasting a lot.
My lifestyle does not require me to have a different outfit every day because paparazzi is taking my picture!
So I guess this is my pitch to simplify your wardrobe and let me inspire you to do the same.
Who so what else will I talk about?
Well I’ve started dancing publicly again. You all may have known that when I was back in Maryland we put a dance studio in my basement. It was a way to express my creativity into de-stress to be quite honest.
Well here in the great state of Georgia, I’m actually taking public ballet classes and last May I performed on stage for the first time in over 15 years. It was so much fun I didn’t know what to do with myself. Yes initially I had a lot of nervous energy but once I got on stage I felt so completely like home I couldn’t believe it. So my plan is to talk about my dance journey as well.
Lastly, I am working on a book series. I grew up reading series like Nancy Drew and The Babysitters club and have a great affinity for reading.
I will get into more about my rationale for writing and what I’m writing later but for now know that I am working on a children’s mystery series and eventually I would love for it to make its way to the big or small screen. I’m not in love with some of the things I see on TV nowadays but rather than complain I feel like it’s my responsibility to create what I want to see. For the first book, I’ve written about nine chapters so far I think there will be 11 total. Right now I’m going through and editing the first nine chapters and hopes it will propel me to finish the last few chapters.
I dream so incredibly big sometimes but I’m back to show how a lot of my dreams have come true thus far and I am looking forward to sharing the rest of the journey with you.