Well first of all at the beginning of the year I was getting to the point where I just didn’t think I wanted to blog my outfits any more. I just couldn’t make the time to find a location and shoot photos on a regular enough basis to feel like I was fulfilling what I had set out to do with Pixie in Pumps. As time went on and I got out of the swing of taking pictures regularly and things at work got more stressful and less bearable, it became just one more stressor. I started trying to rethink my content, but was never happy with any of the things I came up with, so I kept trying to blog outfits just to have something to blog. Then I lost my remote to my camera, and I just threw my hands in the air and called it a day.
In April I got an interview and what felt like a real shot at a new job. By mid May I had put in my notice at my previous job, packed up my two bedroom apartment, moved it all into two storage units (yeah i have too much shit... what can I say), moved in with my parents (temporarily while I looked for an apartment), and started my new job. That’s a lot at once... especially considering many of those things happened over a 4 days period. So naturally my blog took a backseat to an almost complete life upheaval.
So I thought hey, I’ll find an apartment and be moved in within a month, at which point I’ll be settled in to the new job and have time to get back to blogging. NOPE! Turns out apartment prices were ridiculous and I just couldn’t stand the thought of throwing that much money down the drain every month. And as it turned out there was a foreclosure house not too far from my parents that was just going on the market, and in pretty great condition. After a very stressful 5 days I found out that I had the winning bid.
That was towards the end of May. So I started planning for July for the blog because we all felt sure closing would be before the end of June. Well... CURVEBALL! Turns out the previous owners decided not to pay their property taxes and so there is a hold on my title and the bank can’t get a clear title on the house until the end of July. So with all that said I won't be in my house until some time in August, and living out of suitcases, storage units, boxes, and one tiny room in my parents’ house is not conducive to blogging of any kind. So basically until I get moved into my house, my blog is basically on hold.
My plans for when I do reboot are a bit different. I do want to say that yes, I intend to share some of my outfits on my blog, but they will by no means be daily. My hope is that I will post three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and include various types of posts. Since I will be starting a new exciting chapter in my life, expect that there with be posts about some of my crazy life experiences.
The house I bought is an older house (built in 1973, actually) and there is a fair amount of work to do to make it what I want it to be. This means there will be remodeling posts, vignettes of some of my favorite spaces as they come together, and DIY posts centering around home decor/home improvement (and fashion too).
I am falling back into love with the city I grew up in and finding out all the amazing things is has to offer, new and old, and I want to share those things with you. I, also, want to share some of my favorite cooking adventures and recipes with you. I am trying to eat healthier and think locally.
I also want to share review and opinion posts about my experiences with products and services that I think you might enjoy. (I have a hefty post on Birchbox already drafted that I can’t wait to share you guys.)
Well if you’re still hanging in here reading this ridiculously long post, thank you. I appreciate each and every one of my readers and the many friends I have found through blogging, and you are the reason why even when I was too stressed to even think about my blog, I still missed blogging.
I am not sure when I will be back to regular posting, but I don’t expect it to be before August, though I do have some things drafted and I think I might schedule them throughout July. We’ll see. If you want to keep up with my adventures until them, you can find me on Twitter or Instagram as lolainred. In fact here are a few OOTD’s from my Instagram: