Finally! I’m really back! I must admit that laziness was one of the factors in my leaving this blog un-updated for so long. But maybe we could pretend it wasn’t laziness and that it’s tiredness instead? Because I got a job! About a month ago, I started my first real, grown-up, paying (!) job (let’s face it, it’s the paying part that makes it so official — plenty of my internships have been grown-up, and they’ve all been real). As I continue to adjust to a “real world” schedule, which means not getting to stay up as late as I want and sleeping in to whenever I please, I’ve found myself very tired. I wouldn’t say my job is exhausting; it’s not a job that requires any significant amount of physical or manual labor. I do walk/run up stairs a lot, but that doesn’t really count. I think it’s probably that I still try to push the bedtime boundary, going to bed about an hour later than I should. Who would have ever thought that at 23, bedtime would still be such an issue? Remember when 9 p.m. was a late bedtime? Oh, how times have changed. Anyway! I’m happy in my new job. I’m still adjusting, to many things, but I’m very grateful to have been hired. The job may not answer many questions about what path I want for myself, but it’s (more than) something, and I’m okay with that. (I’m less okay with the reality that I no longer have a 3-month summer vacation, but then I remind myself that I have a job, and that pretty much rids me of my right to whine about it!)

I think one way for me to make the updates here more frequent is to make them shorter. I think I may have set that as a goal when I first started it — “Don’t feel so much pressure to make a big post!” I said to myself. I really enjoy reading the blog A Cup of Jo, and the posts there are often short and sweet.

I kept telling myself (and others), “I won’t be posting about my outfits,” and I decided to try my best not to talk about clothes or accessories all the time, since so many other blogs already do that. But it’s okay to do that! I still won’t be doing daily outfit posts (my outfits are never that exciting), but if I want to talk about this cool scarf or that beautiful dress, then I should be able to! I’d to avoid all-out materialism on this blog, even if sometimes, all I want to do is talk about Whistles all day (man, that pound to dollar conversion really gets you!). So…yes. This is not to say, “Watch out! Lots and lots of clothes are coming!” But I guess it is to say, “Sometimes, I will talk about clothes.”

Also, I feel so awkward posting on a Saturday! It’s definitely unconventional for the blog world. But I said I would update this week, and I still believe it to be “this week,” so here I am. Thanks to everyone for sticking around with me and the blog!


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