Why hello, 2017.
With the start of each new year I normally feel crazy inspired and jump into a mile long to-do list of things I want to accomplish. Perhaps I’m getting older, but something about the turning of the clock on January 1 this year felt markedly different. I didn’t go into overdrive, feel like I was already behind or completely stress out. I moved into 2017 with a zen feeling and the acknowledgement that what is meant to be related to my goals and ambitions, will be.
I won’t lie to you. Blogging can be tough and produce a lot of self-doubt. I’ve done my fair share of second guessing my abilities. Why I am not growing faster? Are people even reading this? Are they inspired? Is my photography good enough? My writing? I started 2017 recognizing that all of that is just noise. I am so thankful for what I do have – all of YOU and the amazing support and encouragement you’ve given me the past three years. So let me begin 2017 not only with a zen feeling in my heart, but a big dose of gratitude to everyone who has supported me on this amazing, chaotic, colorful journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I wanted my first OOTD of 2017 to be symbolic, and what signifies a relaxed, zen outlook more than… pajamas. Of course I had to add a dose of flair, because one thing you can count on with me, is that there is always going to be at least one weird element. One little off-kilter detail that makes me the proverbial Dark Horse. I don’t ever want to blend in.
When we shot this look, I got a lot of feedback… negative feedback. Bottom line, I don’t think people understood it. But for me, it’s makes perfect sense. Here’s to starting the year doing what makes sense for you, fulfills your heart, enriches your mind and makes you smile. The rest will all fall into place.
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