Be Right Back

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” —Joseph Campbell

I’m pretty terrible at some things, and one of them is going with the flow. Since I moved to Columbus in August 2010, my life has moved in a completely different direction than I thought; I struggle a lot with what I thought my life would be like and how it actually is. None of it’s bad. It’s just different. Life is good, more than good, it’s just that many things were unexpected.

Another thing you should know is that for years I tried to journal and write, but usually I’d give up after a month or so. This blog is the longest, most consistent project I’ve taken on in recent years, though I know I’ve been unreliable lately. It causes me a fair bit of guilt not to have a post up during the weekdays, and that I haven’t spared the time to research more preppy sartorial history or gather stylish deals from around the Web. I’ve always aimed to bring fresh, original content to you, and lately I just haven’t wanted to spare energy or valuable free time with friends to work on that. I’ll be back soon though. (And one of these days I’ll stop with dropping by these posts saying, “I’ll be back! I promise.” and just be back.)

I did want to tell you something exciting, though! You’ll find me over on The Atelier next Wednesday with a DIY hostess gift for the holidays. Melissa is one of my favorite new blogs, and I was so honored that she asked me to be part of her series. Be sure to stop by her blog sometime.

DIY Hostess Gift // Curating Style

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6 Responses to Be Right Back

  1. I can totally relate. I know that even though my life isn’t what I thought it would be at this point, there’s a reason everything happened the way it did. But that doesn’t stop the what-ifs sometimes. I just try to remember that the good things that are happening probably wouldn’t be if I were in a different situation, and live in the present and appreciate it for what it is.

    As for blog guilt, I’m sure you read Kate’s post on it, it was definitely an interesting discussion. For me, I think I’ve gotten to the point where I’m ok with taking a day off, and I don’t feel guilty for posting later than expected. But the bigger issue is that I want my blog to grow, and that doesn’t happen if I’m not posting consistently. I also find it a lot harder to get back into a regular posting schedule if I get off, and in some cases, I feel less creative when I’m not consistent. It’s such a hard balance. That said, I’m totally taking the week between Christmas and New Year’s off!

    Looking forward to your DIY!

  2. Running a blog is a lot of work. Everyone needs a break sometimes…and this IS the busiest time of year!

  3. AlexCarolyn says:

    I just discovered your blog and I want to say–I love it! And I know what you mean. I’ve tried different writing projects over the years and they can be hard to update regularly. Inspiration can wax and wane and it can be hard to get the motivation to update even when you do get new ideas. Definitely take the time to take a break–your blog will still be here when you get back!

  4. So thrilled to have you contribute to DIY week :) Inspiration comes and goes, and sometimes you really just need that break to clear out some space in your head and refocus … I have to do it all the time. Excited to follow along when you’re back and ready to post!

  5. Sometimes a break is necessary for you to recharge your batteries. I can’t wait to see what you come up with when you’re back!

    In the meantime, loving The Atelier and will be on the lookout for your DIY!

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