Just in case you have been hiding under a rock I am here to tell you it is now 2017.
Another year has come and gone. A new year awaits. So… now what??? I have traveled around the sun many times and I have been in this position of anxious wonder many times so why does this year feel different? Why does this coming year seem bigger- why does it seem more important- why do I feel such a sense of urgency to dive into 2017??
As I unpack these emotions I am finding that I am standing at a very abrupt crossroads. A new year is supposed to elicit emotions about rejuvenation, second chances and opportunities. And while I am feeling those things I am also feeling a sense of lose, undesired closure and anxiety. For the first time in many years I am torn about which road to travel and which emotions to embrace. An obvious choice would be the path of optimism but is it fair to discount the other feelings that seem to be filling my mind.
It is no wonder as to why I am feeling these things- I have not been very silent about our big move back to Colorado and with that brings a lot of emotion- this crossroads, where I stand, is the culmination place for all my worries, excitement, anxiety, happiness and fear about moving home.
Photos: Zoe Griffin Photo
Easy. Casual. Comfortable. The best aspects of this outfit: no corssroad there! This top is MONEY (and currently only $12). I had been on the hunt for something in this style and tired on plenty of options but none of them fit like this one. It is soft and comfortable- and I love the sleeve length. Wear it with jeans, cords, skirts, athlesuire pants, leggings- anything! No wardrobe is complete without a gray knit scarf and once again Zara came through for me. As there are certainly not a shortage of chunky knit scarves I have linked a few for ease of shopping <similar> <similar>. Adding a plain scarf to any outfit really completes the look (and adds warmth). These distressed denim are an old favorite from my favorite Denver boutique Hailee Grace however I have linked several similar <here> <here>. I went with a lighter wash to break up the dark shirt and denim and as is it super casual the major distressing keeps with that look. You all should recognize these trainers and should be no surprise they are camo. I love all things camo. These exact trainers are currently sold out- sorry friends!! I really try to post current and available products but it can not always be done #bloggerproblems
So this is my new B A G. Santa was good to me this year and I am simply in love with it! The color is perfect for any season and will transition well into spring/summer. It is structured which is a change for me but I am committed to not shoving it full of toddler gear (although that has already happened). It has, already, proven to be extremely versatile- can wear it for daytime or evening for a more dressed up look. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Back to my crossroad dilemma. As I thought more about it I want to embark of the road of progression and positive change but in order to do that I must validate where I am coming from. Meaning, I must acknowledge and process these feelings of anxiety and forced change before I can move on. In doing so I am able to come to terms with where I am in life, let it go and confidently choose the path of opportunities. Friends, I am sad about leaving London and in order to move past them I need to recognize and accept this… so I am doing that now. And then I will be ready to take that path of new chances, new optimism and new challenges. Meet me there… I will be there soon!
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