Friday, January 22, 2016

January is the Worst

I saw a graphic online the other day that said that January is the Monday of the months, and I couldn't agree more. It's definitely my least favorite months. And yes, I have ranked the months from best to worst in my head. What else am I going to do when I'm laying in bed unable to sleep? January always come out at the bottom. It's long, cold, and boring. It's the worst.





I know I always discuss how fast the time goes, but when I notice that I'm getting into 2-3 weeks since my last blog post, I wonder how the hell it happened. How is everything going by so quickly? It's good since it's winter and that means warmer weather will seem to get here more quickly, but still....HOW IS IT GOING BY SO FAST?! I guess I'm keeping busy without being busy. I spend my weeknights reading and my weekends trying to go out with friends. I work full time. I workout. It all eats up time and energy every day and then I go to bed and repeat and before I know it another week is over. Another week where I haven't blogged or edited pictures.






It's not that I don't enjoy it anymore, so I don't know why blog stuff isn't on the top of my want-to-do list. I feel ashamed to say that. I want to be successful and engaging. Blogging can come with a lot of pressure. I feel like I had a great flow last year and then I slowly went on the decline. Posting less, feeling less inspired. I don't know. I feel like once you stop, it's hard to build momentum again and it might never be the same as it once was. I know that a lot of you have discussed the pressures of blogging. I feel like I've let myself lose a lot of my audience. I hate to be negative and down on myself, but sometimes that's what's real. That's how I feel. No one can be positive all the time. Sometimes you just need to vent a little with people who understand.





Anyway...on to more fun topics. Chris got me this dress from ModCloth for Christmas and I LOVE it. I love everything about it, particularly the giant bell sleeves and the floral print. It makes me feel like I'm in the 70s, which I enjoy. I also love how perfectly this Colourpop lipstick matched the dress. The shade I'm wearing is called Clique.



Dress: ModCloth//Tights: Hanes//Shoes: LifeStride//Lipstick: Colourpop
We are supposed to get our first real snowstorm of the season this weekend. Unfortunately, I will be working and will most likely have to drive in it. I am not a fan of the snow, but I like it a little more when I don't have to drive in it and be anywhere. Driving in it is the worst, and my car does not do well in it. I ended up crashing into a curb last year after my car slid on a snowy street. It was not fun. It was terrifying. Did I mention that January is the worst? :)


  1. Love the matching lipstick - great touch! Alex

    Into the Woods

  2. First, this dress is super awesome with its fun bell sleeves and you look amazing in it. And I definitely get where you're coming from with the blogging momentum. I think your audience is still here though so no worries. Sometimes you have to take a break or scale back on the amount of posts. I definitely have done that over the past year and it makes things so much less stressful now that I work full time and have to be a real adult. I hope you find your balance and the right amount of motivation for you!

    Jamie |

  3. Sometimes we just need to time to re-ajust to somethings. Sometimes it's just not the time to blog. Sometimes it's better to slow down than to force things. I believe you just need to be confortable.

    Yes , January it's the worst. It's grey, cold, long, nothing happens, there is no flowers bloming, no leaves falling. But spring is coming :)

  4. I can relate to this post but for a whole different reason. I think you shouldn't force yourself to blog if you don't want to, and maybe focus on why you started blogging in the first place--sometimes it can get to be another added pressure and be less fun when you have too many people to reply to and feel the pressure to write a lot. I noticed it helps me a lot if I only post once a week and intersperse some art and photography, too, so it's not always just pictures of myself. I've become a little self-conscious of my appearance in the past couple of months: long story sort, I used to have an eating disorder and posted when I was super super skinny and felt fine posting pictures of myself. Now it's a lot harder since I'm weight restored. That sounds so vain, but it's the truth! u___u I'm not used to this new body at all.

    So maybe find out what you DO like about blogging... whether that's just a short post so people can still find you or maybe some writing, photography, other aspects of your life that are enjoyable which you can fuse with blogging. I don't even know if this is any help! But I give all my love to you, lovely lady. <3

  5. January is the worst. Actually, I would skip November - February if I had it my way, but I am part grinch these days I guess. I just can't take the cold.

    I also can completely relate about getting back in to blogging and sticking with it. I used to do it solidly for nearly two years - but then a break up shook up my world and I had the hardest time coming back to it. I am finally giving it another go this year. Best of luck to you! The pressure feels real, but you just have to take a breath and go at your own pace with it :]

  6. I often find it interesting to read that January is the worst month in so many blogs. In Australia it's actually the best. It's beautiful hot summer weather work is more relaxed and I love watching tennis for the entire month. On another note, such a stunning outfit.

  7. I love that dress! The flared sleeves, floral print, drape, and swingy look are fabulous. I also love your Colour Pop Clique vivid true orange red lipstick - you look beautiful. I wish I'd get it together to post as often as you do with such fab pics. Love your blog!