I almost forgot how to log into this thing. But before I go into where I’ve been…how is are all of you? I’m well and have a lot to share. Here goes…
In January 2013 after I had killed myself to make christmas gifts for friends and family, I could not stand the sight of my sewing machine. Participating in social media and reading blogs also started to irritate me. So I took a break from it all. My favorite hobbies, sewing and blogging, felt like another job. To my dismay my creative outlet had become a source of moan and groan.
In 2013 I wanted to try something different. I had been diligent about that blog life for the last two years. Maybe I’m
getting old maturing…all of these feelings did arise shortly after my 30th birthday. Anyhow. Blog life and social media does have a positive side. The speed at which news travels on media is insane and the world is at your fingertips 24/7. But the negatives started to outweigh the positives. I felt like everyone on blogs or media was doing one of three things. Watching other people to criticize or gossip, perpetrating a fraud, or measuring themselves against the lives of others. I can honestly say that I too fell victim to these. It just became too much and too negative. First I tried to clean up my accounts. Thinking hmmm, every time Sally Sue posts a pic I turn my nose up and wonder what the hell was she thinking. So let’s unfollow Sally Sue. True story, Sally Sue left me a nice message (no really it was nice) basically letting me know that she knew that I unfollowed her. Mmmmk. Guess someone is watching their follower count pretty hard. But we’ve all been there. Being social media friends with certain people because we are expected to. But it’s really just not that deep folks. I started to ask myself why am I putting my life on display for these people and pretending to care about theirs. As a blogger, instead of living I was documenting. Aint nobody got time for that. So I closed all of my accounts (except Pinterest :=)) and I decided to live in 2013.
And boy. What a year it was. My boyfriend and I had been in a semi long distance relationship when a career opportunity moved him from Philadelphia to New York City. In 2013, we both found new jobs and relocated to the Washington D.C. metro area together. The new and wonderful life experiences that followed that decision are too many to name. I have close friends nearby which I haven’t had in ages. I’m also in the process of applying to grad school. GMAT under my belt, 1 application in, 1 to go. I’ve just been busy with real life as opposed to digital life and it’s awesome. Trying to maintain my health, sanity, relationship, home, job, dog, hair (lol) etc. on a daily basis means I have plenty to do and very few dull moments. And for now I am content.
I still love being crafty, taking pictures, styling myself and running my Etsy shop was pretty fun. So I do believe I will jump back into that when I get a free minute. But what the future holds for FashionLoveAffairs.com, I can’t really say. If you are in the D.C. area let’s meet for brunch or tea! TTYL.