9th blogging anniversary
It’s been nine years since I wrote my first blog post and in that time, I have evolved even as my blog struggled to catch up and reflect that change. I’ve gone through many life changes: motherhood, journey to finding myself and dealing with my mental health. Despite all that, I have been unable to let go of my piece of internet real estate.
Nine years! Come to think of it, this is the longest relationship I’ve had, hahaha! It sounds funny just thinking about it. So, just as I did for my eighth blogging anniversary, I’ll give you a little life update.
What’s been happening…
As I celebrate nine years since I took that bold step to put myself out there and my pursue passion for writing and sharing this with you, I can’t help but wonder if I will ever get my old mojo back. I know that I can’t force myself to put out content that doesn’t resonate with where I am now and the things that I’m enjoying even though they might not always be fashion-related. I also know that instead of looking for that old mojo, I should look for a new motivation and that’s what I’m working on.
With the pandemic, subsequent lockdown and life slowing down to just the essentials, I’ve been spending A LOT of time at home working, and reflecting. I’ve had to accept some hard truths and come to the realisation that life is too short to keep postponing things that I want to do because “it’s not the right time”.
Baby girl turned six and a half yesterday 🙂 and I’m one proud mama!
Fashionwise, I fell out of love with my wardrobe and my body, to be honest. Up until January 2020, I had curated a wardrobe that I loved. I was excited to put outfits together, even though I had embraced a simpler, more comfortable style – jeans, t-shirts and dresses that I could wear with both heels (and flats) and sneakers.
Then I lost A LOT of weight. Let’s chalk it down to stress, shall we? I became so small I was almost the same size I had been before baby girl was born. This meant that my clothes didn’t fit me as well as they used to and I hated it. Getting dressed became a chore. I didn’t want to change my entire wardrobe and even if I wanted to, with the way things were, I couldn’t get myself to go to the market. So I decided to suck it up and get my body back. I’m not where I was earlier this year but I’m getting there and my clothes fit so much better now.
And now that my passion became job, I’ve had to find new passions and rediscover old ones. I’ve taken to reading more novels, a practice I find not only helps improve my writing but also provides an escape. I’m also trying my hand at DIY particularly clothes and interiors.
The blog going forward…
Given that I’m now learning to love fashion once again and I’m picking up new hobbies (because that’s what happens when your hobby becomes your job, you need to find new ones) I want to pick up the old blog and put up one post per week. I’d like to do more but let’s take it slow until I get the hang of it. Apart from my random musings, I’d appreciate it if you gave me suggestions of blog posts you’d like me to put up 🙂
Before this becomes a dissertation, haha, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to those of you who have been here even with my very, very haphazard blogging. It bugs me that I haven’t been consistent here but I’ve gotten a much-sought after push to come back, again.
Happy anniversary to us!
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Video: What I wore in a week
One of the things I promised myself I would do, ever since this pandemic started and life slowed down, is that I would dress up every single day. Granted, I had nowhere to go, but putting on an outfit, no matter how simple, uplifted my…