It has been a rough few years. There. I said it. Heh. I know that I try to avoid talking about my personal life, politics, religion, etc., but I just really need to say this. I just feel like I need to memorialize it, so I can look back on this post 5 or 10 years from now and remember that point in my life when things started to feel OK. It's so difficult to look at a person and think you know him/her. You know?
There are bloggers who I've been following for years and, at a certain point, whether it's rational or not, I start to feel like I "know" them. They start to feel like my friends, in a sense. So, I have no doubt that there are readers out there who harbor the same feelings about me. You see my blog posts, you read my stories, you check out some personal life tidbits on Instagram and you start to formulate this idea about what kind of person I am and what kind of life I must lead on a day to day basis. It's natural.
The thing with social media is that we only see what people allow us to see, for the most part, and people don't really go around showing the bad parts of their lives. Some do and it's incredible, but on the whole, people just don't do that. So, when I sometimes say you're seeing my "greatest hits" as far as my outfits are concerned, it also follows that you're seeing my best moments on my blog, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Unfortunately, my real life isn't as easily or carefully curated as my internet life.
Within the last few years, I've changed jobs, been unemployed, found a new career path, became completely estranged from my family, recovered from serious depression, re-discovered the value of true friendship, re-invented my definition of 'family,' began the process of opening up and sharing about my bi-sexuality and I've finally found a place (and my voice) within the LGBTQ community. So. Yeah. Hehe. When you look at these photos, I hope that what I've shared helps you see "me" more clearly and, while I may not use my blog as a personal diary on a daily basis, maybe this sudden urge to share will at least reinforce the idea that there's a real person underneath all the fashion stuff. <3
Thrifted - Black Winter Hat, Black Overalls, ModCloth Multi-Color
Striped Coat (Swap Group) & Black Platform Boots
zeroUV - Oversized Round Dark Sunglasses