And I felt after that it suited me and kevin. See I'm the Urchin, I've been homeless and moved around, and can be kinda sharp, and kevin can sing and is pretty happy where he's at. It also incorporated both of our loves, birds and ocean life.
Around the fall last year I was having one of the worst times in my life, I didn't know where my future was or who was going to be in it. I've always loved street style looks and fashion illustration so on my long days of nothing (worked very very part time, and for the first time lived somewhat alone and on peoples couches) and trying not feel sorry for myself I putzed around the internet where I found Weardrobe and Jessica's blog, What I Wore. It gave me an escape and helped me find myself in my clothes. I know you should find yourself in ways not using consumerism, but sometimes when you are so lost small things can save you and make you feel better. I've always like wearing pretty clothes and vintage things but never really had the courage to wear what I wanted. I was too afraid of people thinking I was weird for wearing dresses all the time and what not, here in the midwest people DO NOT wear heels or dress nicely (often). So as I explored more blogs I decided to start taking care of myself in the realm of what I wore and how I visually portrayed myself. I felt that if I started feeling better with how I looked it would in turn help me mend myself inside. It did, it gave me the courage to apply for a really good job, and I dressed for success. Unfortunately I didn't get it but a couple weeks later Tim, my boss, called me up and offered me the job as Gallery Director. And it couldn't have been better.
Now it's January 2010 and I decide I'm going to try this take a picture of your clothes thing and made a weardrobe account. I felt I needed to really explore myself in my new fulltime job (and my other part time job). I didn't really start this blog until March/Easter time and I put a full back posts up and deleted all the old posts from years ago. So here I am at 200 posts and I will say a year in blogging come March.
February of 2010
What have I learned?
I know that I personally do feel better about myself with the help of wearing clothes that I enjoy but I still am not quite there internally. Which I think is fine. Everyone has hard times. Sometimes I get annoyed with the blogger-dom and I know even though I'm making more money then I ever have my wallet has gotten punched a few times by this blog. But I don't regret it.
I've met amazing people and have a best friend because of this blog. If I didn't start this blog I would have never met Sara and I would have something missing from my life. She is my best friend and confidant and will be one of my bridesmaids. And Cat has been amazing even though we don't see eachother often. And meeting Katie, and Maria was amazing. I've made online friends, even though I don't have as much time as I'd like to get to know them, I still feel like they are a part of my life and I theirs, I'm talking to you Ebony, Chloe, Alyson, Paige, Meg, Caitlin, Victoria, Stephanie, and Tess and everyone else!
But really, I do appreciate who reads this little blog about what I wear to work and sometimes for fun. Thank you so much, you've helped a little sad artist, become a not so sad, adult artist. It means the world to me seeing people out there who care about even if they've never met me. It shows the humanity that people have. And for me recently graduating and many of my college friends moving on, it's a wonderful new base of friends that I have common interests with.
So yeah, here are some of my favorite times from the pas 200 posts. and some other of my favorite things.
Holland, MI Tulip Festival. May
First time with Kevin behind the camera! May
Me starting to try with pictures. May
Sara and mine second time hanging out. May
I was featured on Chictopia's front page and their twitter. June
First time meeting up with Cat, Katie, and Maria. June
I feature my gallery. June.
Sara and I swap clothes! July.
100th Post. August
Getting engaged in Central Park. Oct.
I've had a lot of fun for 200 posts.