May 7, 2012

on comfy shoes, thoughts on blogging, and and other miscellany...

new shoes.

Hey, look! I'm a cool kid! I won a pair of TOMS from Rachel and they are, quite frankly, the best thing. I get it now. I do. It's like they were made for my feet, and my feet are eternally grateful. The day I got them, I went for a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood (I like to pretend house-shop) and I didn't even have to break these shoes in. Glorious!

In other news, I keep trying to come up with something decent to post, but I'm just out of words for the time being. Odd, isn't it? I keep thinking that maybe this is a season of life during which I should rediscover my written journal and just let all my thoughts spill out onto the paper—without wondering or worrying how they will come across, or whether or not I'm doing the moment or memory justice. Without censoring myself or holding back the things I truly want to express. I know that part of the problem is that I'm over-thinking the whole thing, but still. Something that used to be so easy and natural now feels a little bit awkward and forced.

One of my favorite things to do is to go through my old online journals (yes, from the days before the word "blog" was familiar to anyone and everyone). It's like visiting myself...my younger self. I am thankful for those early years of writing so purely and without any other reason aside from just needing to. I've been blogging for ten years. Ten years. An entire decade of silly stories and wistful meanderings and other bits and pieces of my life. Some eloquent, most not. Writing has been my way of working through thoughts and emotions, my creative outlet, my familiar place to escape at the end of the day.

I miss writing here, and I'm waiting for the spark to return. The whole thing is a little silly, and hard to put into words, really. I guess that I'm just not sure whether I "fit" in this space anymore. So, there you go.

In any case, life is good, I'm sleeping more (thank you, Eisley!), and I ate approximately nine cookies worth of cookie dough this afternoon. Suffice to say, I may or may not need to wear yoga pants the rest of the day.

12 comments :

  1. I have a lot of days like that too. It will come back! Creativity and the desire to write always ebbs and flows. It's so funny to hear about revisiting your younger self in old blogs because I do the same thing sometimes. It's funny how much detail I've forgotten of my life in just a few years. In the mean time, pass the cookie dough!

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  2. Yay! We can be shoe twins! Except for mine are super worn down because ive worn mine every day since i got them. Haha yippee!

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  3. I think the best thing about blogs is how they can grow and evolve with us. We have complete control.

    Glad you're happy, even if you're "quiet." :)

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  4. YOU HAVE TOMS. Good grief they have been on my TO BUY list forevs, but I can never bring myself to shell out so much for shoes (even doing so donates shoes and it is a good deed and I need to just validate it already.)

    Love the pic you tweeted. Love YOU.

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  5. Oh lovely lady, I'm jealous of your TOMS!

    Also, I go through that bloggy feeling quite often. Than all of a sudden, my inspiration will pick up. I bought Kam from Campfire Chic's "Three Sixty-Five Ideas" ebook. It's all about blog writing, journal writing and art journal writing - I seriously recommend reading 'tis and it's only $5. It's seriously full of three hundred and sixty-five ideas, so there's at least one idea that will spark some inspiration! <3

    Either way, I'm glad you're feeling good! Miss you in the blogging world, but you must do what is best for you!!!

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  6. i love your honesty:) and the toms, very cute! iv hinted for mothers day... we shall see...

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  7. Toms and yoga pants are two of the most comfortable items in my wardrobe. So glad you're loving your new pair! I really like the color you have!

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  8. I've gone through a couple of phases like that. I used to get worried that I wasn't posting regularly but I just don't sweat it now and I try to stop worrying about everything I write being great. Sometimes I just have a bunch of random things on my mind and they've got to come out somewhere. Your blogging mojo will come back and in the meantime, we'll all still be here.

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  9. I have seriously been debating trying out Toms for a while & so glad to hear you love them! Also, yay sleeping Eisley! Hopefully she's learning that it's a good thing, haha.

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  10. They are SO comfy, right? I got a Whole Foods gift card for Christmas, so I used them on Toms instead of groceries, naturally! I'm in a blogging slump too. I just don't know how much Hannah most people could take, because I could write for days and days about her, and the things I really wish I could write about, I can't because I respect the people involved too much. Eh. Slumps.

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  11. You should scotch guard your TOMS, makes them last longer and keeps them from getting too soggy in the rain :)

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  12. Kerri! I just wanted to stop in and say hello :) I totally feel you on the blogging bit- I've been really absent lately and have been struggling with what I want my blog to be/who I'm doing it for. I think it's really good to take a step back and figure that stuff out. Hope you and your gorgeous girl are well!!!

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