Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

OOTD :: of introspection and a foreshadowing

5.23.14

5.23.14

5.23.14

As you will probably see on this Sunday’s Week in Review collage, this particular outfit’s photo shoot was done on a separate day from the others.

Not really worth mentioning normally since, as long as you get an OOTD and bear with a slight difference in lighting, it’s really not that big of a deal. But it got me thinking of something pretty weighty and since I’ve not got much to deconstruct about today’s look, I feel perfectly well within my rights to address the weighty thing today.

Why have I stuck to this blog thing? Why do I bust my hump scheduling my life around when I can take my photos and collage them and filter them and write about them? Why have I expended more effort coming up with outfits than I have lesson planning? At what point does a hobby morph into an integral part of your routine? And at what point does the routine wear you down enough for you to give it all up?

Okay, that last question may have come off as being too dramatically self-serving. I assure you, this is not one of those posts where I announce my imminent departure from blogging in order to garner comments and pleas from my readers for me to stay and continue. I’ve still got some fight in me, folks. Not throwing in the towel yet.

But it begs the question, doesn’t it? Why do we do the things we, as bloggers, do? I know I’ve addressed this issue several times in previous posts, but like a New Year’s resolution unfulfilled, it keeps coming back to haunt me. Keeping up with this blog pretty much consumes my every waking moment. And, as a classic overachiever, I don’t feel content until I have several week’s worth of posts planned out, if not written and ready to go. (It’s why I usually have my entire year’s worth of lesson plans done in August.)

So when a day like today presents itself – when I lost the light taking 4 days’ worth of shots and I knew I still had this one to do and so I rearranged my weekend to complete this photo shoot even though it wouldn’t even post for another week and a half – I wonder how long I can sustain this level of energy and interest. Six months? Another year? Indefinitely?

Maybe it’s just time for me to rest and recoup. After all, that’s what teachers do in the summertime. I should kill two birds and take a holiday from blogging in the upcoming months. Of course, from an overachiever’s perspective, “holiday” simply means a break from the routine, not the work. I’ve got big plans, people! Big summertime plans!

So stay tuned for the big reveal in the next few days. I’ve got nine more official work days, then 5 teacher prep days and then summer begins. Let’s see if I’m up to the challenge.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Custo Barcelona @ eBay
Trousers – NY&Co.
Sandals – Qupid
Necklace – eBay

:: Linking ::
Fashion Informant @ The Life of the Party
Fashion Friday @ Musings of a Housewife

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