Sunday, May 27, 2012

Updates and Such

Hey guys! I know it's been forever and a day since I've posted anything. This is largely because my younger sister (and primary picture-taker) moved out, my boyfriend and I are broken up, and I can't take mirror pics and expect to be taken seriously as a fashion blogger. Sad but true.

All in all, I found it hard to take pictures of my outfits. This is the main reason.
I also found out that some things are more important that what I wear on a daily basis. I know my posts may have been my readers' only motivation to get up in the morning (joke), but some changes have happened in my life that made blogging not worth it. Not worth the effort, the getting dressed on days I'd rather just wear sweats, the cajoling family into taking pictures for me...and the reasons I started blogging weren't important enough.
In fact, I don't even know what my reasons were.

For the short time I did it, blogging was fun and exciting and I felt like I was getting involved in something that I enjoyed. But I realized that I could get that same feeling from other things that I liked better or were more accessible to me.

In February, I started thinking about God. A lot. I was newly single for the first time in a while (I'm young, so that while felt like longer than it really was), and at first I just wanted something to think besides being sad. I'm sure everyone can relate to that feeling. But after a while, I wondered why I didn't think I needed God all the time. I know not everyone can relate to that. But I was stuck.

On Easter of this year, I got baptized into the Christian faith. I know it hasn't been that long, but I haven't stopped thinking about God since. And long story short, I'm never going back! So I had to wonder if fashion blogging was in God's plan for me. What was I trying to share with people? My clothes?

I didn't think that was enough.

But earlier today, I was talking to a friend and he brought up how it seems like I've given up on a lot. From relationships to swimming lessons to blogging...I couldn't disagree.
So I started thinking about blogging. I knew my picture taking options hadn't changed, and summer is coming up (where athletic shorts are a good option everyday), so I didn't think I wanted to start up fashion blogging again. So I started thinking about other types of blogging. And that's where I am right now.

I don't know what the future of this blog is. I could leave it and make a new one (probably on a different domain), I could continue this one, or I could leave the blogging world all together. All I know is that there are more important things I have to share with the world than my clothes every day (which were never that great anyway).

I have some ideas, but I'm going to think about my reasonings a little more before I start anything new so I don't burn out again. I hope some of you will continue to join me on my blogging journey--whether it be fashion related, personal, spiritual, or otherwise--but I don't expect anyone to because I'm anticipating lots and lots of change.

If you took the time to read all this, bless you. Please comment if you have any suggestions or comments!

~V