New Life Who Dis?
Blogging burnout, major career change, major life change… that’s my best explanation as to where I’ve been since my last post. I’ve been thinking about you guys (really!) but once I fell off track it was hard to know where to pick up again. And that’s sort of what this post is about…
I was knee deep into the sorta-kinda-minimalist blogging mindset, dead set on a number of rad posts lined up in my blog calendar when I quit my job. I took a leap of faith and quit a toxic job in order to pursue my dream of becoming a freelance photo stylist full time.
Guess what? It worked! But not only did it take all of my mental energy & time (buh-bye blog calander), it also meant a total wardrobe overhaul. I went from sitting at a desk all day to standing on concrete floors all day. Suddenly those 3″ heeled booties & cashmere capes were pushed out of the way for sneakers and machine washable tops. So when the dust had finally settled enough to get back to blogging I sort of felt like a phony. Who am I to write about minimalism when my closet is packed full of so much stuff?!
Treat Yo Self… And Forgive Yo Self
And then came pregnancy (and another whole new wardrobe), followed by my current role as a new mom (guess what – even more clothes, yikes!). So… I’m a failed minimalist. And you know what? That’s okay. I forgive myself, and if you’ve ever felt that way you should too. Life happens, and instagram perfection isn’t real. I’d like to think motherhood has brought me some wisdom and zen… or maybe I’m just too tired to care 🙂
Plus let’s be honest, me being shitty at maintaining my capsule wardrobe dreams is way more relatable than pretending I’m perfect. The great news is I’m more inspired than ever to get back on the blogging bandwagon. The journey I’ve been on these last few years has taught me a lot I’d love to share!
Classic In Gray will still remain a fashion & lifestyle blog, buuuuut a good chunk of my upcoming posts are going to revolve around Mom Bod & the fashion dilemmas of life with a baby. This isn’t going to become a “mommy blog”, but it will be a blog with some mommy content. If you have zero interest I recommend you spend October digging through the archives instead… start HERE.
If however you’re attempting to read this blog while wearing a baby, bouncing on a yoga ball, white noise blaring and attempting to shovel food into your face (prison style!) with your free hand- this next series of posts is for you! Stay tuned 😉