Well, Hello. It’s been, what, two weeks, Of not blogging?
So I’d just like to start off by asking, well, did you miss me? Also, I’m an upfront, open, and honest person, and I feel the need to write. This will be a non fashion post, but a little more personal, into the life of THIS fashion blogger.
Like many blogger’s I’ve had to deal with “haters”, and with everything that was going on in my personal life and being told by someone very close to me that I have a not so desirable taste in fashion and why should my opinion be trusted (even though he said he was joking), I decided I needed a break. I wasn’t going to come back for longer, but I miss it. I miss blogging, and I feel like it was such a big part of me. When I started my new job and was told in orientation to describe myself, I didn’t know what to say besides “my life is fashion”; I was no longer a blogger, I’m no longer a student, I was no longer in the buying world…that new position was my only connection to the fashion world which struck a cord with me.
But, I’ve started making some changes to my life and hopefully will be able to blog more (if you guys want me to).
If you didn’t know, my ex boyfriend had been living with me…that was NOT FUN you guys. If ever an ex shows up on your doorstep, please remember they’re an ex for a reason, and don’t let them in like I did. Thankfully (I mean, I love him but we’re not meant to be), he’s now gone and I feel like I can breathe in my own home again.
Other news, I got a job, working the ever-so-exclusive GaGa’s Workshop at the prestigious Barneys NY. It’s exciting, as not only do they allow my shaved head and pierced nose, but encourage it. They also encourage being creative with our loose uniform requirements. If you happen to be in NYC and don’t mind waiting in line, I definitely suggest coming in to visit me at work and seeing the great set up and shop!
On the other spectrum of news, I’m going through some familial difficulties. That I can’t even write out without crying, but chances are I’ll be wearing black on Thanksgiving and spending some time in the very cold state of Maine next week…
Though 2011 has been a tumultuous year for me, I’m still here. My blog is still (semi) active, and I have reasons to give thanks this week.
I’m thankful for this blog, and the outlet it’s given me, the sense of purpose, and all you amazing readers. I’m thankful for the opportunities this blog has given me, and the great experiences I’ve had this year through it and the NYC Fashion Bloggers Meet Up Group.
I’m thankful for the amazing position I had at Rue La La and all that it taught me.
I’m thankful for the great position, as temporary as it is, that I’m currently in.
I’m thankful for the good times with my ex, and having survived the bad ones.
I’m thankful for my family; I know so many people are estranged or just plain don’t have family. and I’m SO SO thankful that I have the support of my parents, and knowing that if all else fails they will welcome me back into their home with open arms. I’m thankful for my family’s health (with the exception of my grandfather :'( ).
I’m thankful for my amazing roommate and friend, Eliza, for being there in my times of most need and supporting me and being the shoulder to cry on. And to her family, for being understanding and sympathetic of the situations I find myself in.
I’m thankful for the roof over my head, and for still being in the greatest city in the world, that I feel so blessed to call home.
I’m thankful for the decisions I’ve made this year for my personal life, though tough, they have been for the better.
And though I know this has been THE WORST year of my life, I know that I still reasons to be happy and give thanks, which I think is a true show of character (or maybe hubris).
Now, I’d like to end this with…if you are religious at all, PLEASE say a prayer for my Grandfather. Or send good vibes. It means a lot to me, and though the outlook is bleak, I really need him to pull through tomorrow.
What are YOU thankful for this week?