Sometimes life violently reminds us that nothing in the world is permanent and predictable. Comfort can become a dangerous thing because we forget how to nurture, show love and care for the people and places most meaningful to us. Sometimes our worlds are shaken up to remind us that we don't get to be mediocre. We should live both passionately and purposefully because we have now have the opportunity to do it and life mustn't be taken for granted.
I look at these photos and am reminded of what blogging meant for me before I knew anything about the significance of hashtags, growing Instagram numbers or sponsorships. These aren't old photos but they were taken after some hard wrestling with myself over whether or not I'm living my truth. Blogging intially enticed me because it provided a space for untapped creativity. Everyday individuals like you and I could now have a corner of the internet to be whoever and whatever we are and build communities from that. Personally, this was in part a space for sharing my affinity for pairing vintage and thrift finds with newer clothing. Some of my best pieces are vintage and were a considerable part of this blog until someone commenting something along the lines of "why even have a blog when we can't even buy most of your pieces."