* red and white striped tee-- Stephanie B. * yellow cable knit cardi-- J. Crew * brown pencil skirt-- Banana Republic * western belt-- Goodwill Outlet * leopard tights-- Hue * brown booties-- Target * beaded hoops-- H&M * yellow knit hat-- Grace Elements *
Some big changes are happening here in alltumbledown world. I'm not good with small talk, so I'll just come out and say it: I was fired on Monday. And I couldn't be happier. Things (read: attitude towards me) have been going downhill in a major way since I decided to apply to graduate school, and sharply declined once I was accepted. Just waking up and dragging myself to work had become a challenge, and it sapped me of energy to do much else. Though I had already given notice for mid-May, my boss decided I needed to be gone immediately. I cleared out my desk, shed a few tears, and headed home.
And yet, I am happy. My life is pretty full nowadays- I tutor (and will likely start another tutoring job soon), take Latin class, and am preparing to move to a new city this summer. I also have plans: to finally get my license, brush up on my French, spend some time in the library reading up on my history, and enjoy life more than I have in the past few months. I'm excited for Sunday brunches, the ability to actually make all the recipes I've bookmarked/drooled over, and to relax.
I spent yesterday hanging out around the apartment in sweats, but this morning I resolved to get up, get dressed, and remember that I am a person of worth. While it may seem slightly ridiculous, the mere act of preparing myself to greet the world as usual made today feel a bit more normal. I do hope the positive pressure of this blog encourages me to do so daily, even if I have nothing more planned than a trip to the library or a tutoring session. Over the past year and a half of blogging, I have learned how powerful costuming can be, and hope that I can continue to use clothing to make each day feel special and important. I don't know how this will affect the blog, though I do imagine I will have more time to dedicate to building my readership and taking photos in slightly more exotic spots than my kitchen.