Welp, back to it then. I always find getting back into the groove of things post holidays to be difficult. It feels like everything needs to be picked up and dusted off, and somehow I feel both incredibly indulgent and wildly lazy all at once. For me, there is no time of the year more dismal than January to March. Maybe it’s because the PNW is always so grey, or there’s no fun holidays or birthdays to celebrate, but it all just feels very bland. That said, I’m trying my hardest not to let it get the best of me!
To keep me going, and give myself a bit of a kick in the pants this weekend, I thought I would do an old humble outfit post. As a new blogger I read so many more experience bloggers who mention wanting to get back to the simple outfit post of yesteryear, but for me that’s not really something that seems out of touch. In fact, it’s a part of blogging I’ve found myself liking the most. Although planned evergreen content is great, it’s also nice to just take a walk, snap some photos, pet a few dogs, and type something up on the spot. (Sidenote: currently laying on the couch, laptop resting on my lap, tea in hand, listening to Shannon Lay live on Audiotree and it’s a treat for the ears, let me tell ya.) I write evergreen content for other people’s blogs as a part of my freelancing, so it’s not as if I don’t know how to write it, it’s more that I think I want this space to lean towards a casual vibe. That’s definitely not to say that I won’t ever write how-to’s, lists, or guides, just that I want this space to reflect where I’m at. It’s mine, after all! Maybe one day when I have an audience of something more than crickets, I’ll find myself leaning in that direction.
This weekend, Pat and I were a couple of lazy slugs. We hardly have time off together due to different work schedules, so it felt special to be able to sleep in, eat pancakes (he’s a pancake master that guy) and laze about the house until the early afternoon. We did finally leave the apartment to go for a walk around the neighbourhood while the sun was shining (a bloody miracle!) We’re very lucky to live quite close to the ocean (close enough that we hear the fog horns while we’re laying in bed at night) so we walked down to the beach, petting dogs and admiring old houses as we went. We really do love where we live, but don’t get to spend as much time out and about in the area as we would like, so it felt indulgent for the both of us.