Monday, July 23, 2012

Back Logged

Skirt: Consigned at Periwinkle / Top: Banana Republic clearance / Shoes: Baretraps, Elder Beerman clearance / Belt: J Crew Factory / Jewelry: Second Hand Brighton

I've taken a lot of outfit photos since I began this blog, some in some pretty neat places. Europe (twice), a tulip field, the coast (too many times to remember), famous waterfalls, and a giant pumpkin fest, to name a few. However, most of them haven't been posted. And thus you have the story of my life.

I've always felt this pressure to journal, but when I first began to keep more than a trite diary as a kid, I pretty quickly felt like I couldn't keep up with writing about all the events I wanted to include. I ended up with a list of events to write about instead. And instead of crossing off all of the items on the list, I added to them. Until I no longer remembered most of the events well enough to record what I'd wanted. Then I got angry at my journals and tossed them all, along with my embarrassing diaries. Pathetic, I know. This was middle school / early high school.

Then I moved to photo journalism. I was going to make scrapbooks. 4-H camp, girls camp, cross-country and track, senior year, prom, graduation, Myrtle Beach for senior week. That was for high school. Then for university there was Debate team, RA days, my first study abroad, graduation again, moving to Florida and working at Disney, etc., etc. And it was all going to go into my fabulous scrapbooks. I built up quite the arsenal of supplies. When I worked for Disney I even used my discount at its holiday max to stock up. These supplies and pictures and empty scrapbooks are now sitting in plastic tubs, constantly staring at me across from my computer. Taunting me.

And then, ladies and gents, I began a style blog. How convenient, I thought. Documenting outfits on ordinary days as well as extraordinary events will help my new "journal" be more well-rounded. And the outfit part and style challenges would make it fun, so I would actually get it done. And what've I got? About 100 outfits over the past year that I've photographed but never posted because I never found time.

My goal for this summer was to catch up on the photo journalism and style blog. I want to finally be free of these weights. So here I am, with less than a month left in my very busy summer, and I'm just beginning. It's a daunting task, but I'm not ready to give up just yet. One day I'm going to be wrinkled and probably lonesome, and I want memories to relive, thank you very much. So I think I'll begin by finishing last year's Europe trip 30x30. Then I'll cover this years Europe trip, and we'll see where we go from there.

Meanwhile, above you have a fun outfit that's one of my favs. I've worn it several times, including last week, but the pics are from last August. I have no idea what happened on that day.

Shame on me.

1 comment:

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

I love the fade on this skirt!

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