Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
I mentioned in my last post about potentially moving. I found out in the beginning of June I got into grad school in Toronto! It was a confusing situation because I called them a while ago not thinking I got in and then come to find out I did! So, the past two weeks have been spent making pro/con list after list figuring out if I should move to Canada or not.
Packing up and moving seems pretty daunting right now. I finally found a really great group of friends here, my job is relatively easy, and I live by myself, which are all really good things. And really hard things to leave behind right now. I spent hours discussing it with friends, alumni of the program, etc.
This decision was especially difficult because this program sounds absolutely amazing. It would potentially help jumpstart a career into the art world. But do I have enough time to move to Canada? Do I want to leave just yet? Am I ready to commit myself to this career?
So, I decided I will not be heading to graduate school right now. I was talking to a good friend of mine on Friday and they suggested I just use the next year to have fun. So, I'm going to do just that. I'm going to explore some other interests. I'm going to continue blogging and making videos (they're coming... I promise!). I am also going to take a sign language class at the end of the month! I am really excited about that. I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that maybe my job doesn't have to do with art. I can still pursue it in my free time.
Onto the outfit...
This is another dress that was so kindly gifted to me by the people at Tobi. Y'all know I love a good shift dress and this one is pretty great! It is a little big on me so I might end up getting it taken in but I still really liked it. The actual dress is mesh and it comes with a slip on the inside, which you can wear with other things. So win-win! I paired it with one of my favorite thrifted denim jackets (even though it was too hot that morning to wear it!) and my trusty white slip-ons. I really need to find a new pair....
Dress: c/o Tobi
Jacket: Thrifted (similar)
Shoes: Target (Similar)
Have you had to make any major life decisions lately?
Let me know in the comments!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
I thought it might be fun to look at the goals I set for myself back in January. But while writing this post I realized how little I've done to accomplish my goals for the year. So I guess I'll recap on how I've been failing miserably?
1. Set aside time each day to write
I've been writing more but I haven't been doing it daily. I've written a few poems this year so I'm doing better than before! But I need to start writing again.
2. Unplug and read more books
I haven't been doing this as much.... I'm having a hard time focusing lately. I did read some short stories by Dave Eggers while in Canada. I'm finding short stories easier to digest than a larger novel.
3. Write more letters
Nope, I haven't done that....
4. Figure out where I want to move
I'm currently in the process of figuring this one out. I'll have it figured out by the 16th of this month but who knows what is going to happen! My life is very much up in the air right now and it is stressing me out.
5. Run a marathon or start training for one
I am not running a marathon soon but I will be running a 25k in July! (17ish miles). I've still been pretty sick the past few weeks so I haven't been able to train like I want. But I think I may have finally found a solution to my mystery illness!
6. Get back into blogging
I have done this! Whew! Maybe not as much as before but I am glad to be back writing and taking photos when I can. To be honest, I haven't been feeling creative lately (as seen by my lack of posts) but hopefully, I'll start to feel better mentally and physically soon.
On a happier note, I am in love with this dress! The wonderful folks over at Tobi sent me some pieces recently and I can't wait to show them to you all! But I think this linen wrap dress is my favorite! I've wanted a wrap dress for a while now and this one fits all my needs! It's a little big in the chest area (surprise, surprise) but overall, I still love it.
Do you have any goals you're trying to accomplish?
Let me know in the comments!