Vest- J. Crew Factory (similar) / Blouse- J. Crew Factory / Denim- J. Crew / Scarf- J. Crew (similar) / Boots- Hunter
I've taken blogging breaks here and there throughout the two years since I started. It's usually due to a lack of time, and I'm always excited to get back into it. Recently, that feeling has started to change. I haven't been motivated to catch up, and it boils down to one main culprit- guilt. I feel guilty when I haven't posted enough, guilty when I don't respond to comments, guilty when I don't comment on other people's blog posts. You get the idea. I really had no vision when I started blogging. I just liked the outfits I saw on Pinterest, and I realized a lot of them were posted by girls just like me. I decided to give it a shot, and it became the perfect hobby and outlet for all my stress. Grad school was full of tests, practicums, and internships, but blogging gave me a place to stay creative. Last year was my first year of full-time work, and, again, I used the blogging community as a way to maintain a sense of creativity and individuality.
My life has changed a lot in the past year, and there are a lot more changes on the way. I love my job, but work has been insane. If I can manage a shower and stay awake past 8:30pm, I consider my night a success. Throw in the fact that I have to wear a uniform and taking daily outfit pictures isn't the easiest thing in the world. Most of my weekends are spent in Milwaukee with Denny, and I'm trying to be better about seeing friends. Basically, I'm trying to find a balance. Recently, blogging just hasn't fit in the picture. I don't necessarily have a plan moving forward. Take a month off? Take a year off? Take a week off? I'm just trying to go with my gut and pick it back up when it feels right.
Of course I feel that lingering sense of guilt for not being around, but I'm planning on keeping up my Instagram since it's much easier and less time consuming (follow me @teaandsequins). I'll do my best to link up outfit details and keep in touch with everyone there! Thanks so much to everyone who has followed my blogging journey, and I hope to be back with a new renewed sense of energy in the future. You guys are the best!