This week has been a whirlwind to say the least.
I’ve been to amazing events within the last two weeks held by Trina of The Baby Shopaholic and Cathy of Poor Little It Girl but this is literally the first time this week I’ve physically had time to post. With Mattiepalooza and the Style Bloggers of Color conference only 3 weeks away, it’s A LOT. (Become a member for a smokin’ hot discount.)
I know this outfit is uber chill – ripped t-shirt and jeans. Groundbreaking. As a dancer, I always loved when my t-shirts ripped. Gave you room for your body to breathe.
Am I overwhelmed? Yes. To the point where I don’t even have some hilariously sarcastic to say in this post. I’ll be 28 in 11 days and I’m having one of those “what’s missing?” moments. I’m entirely grateful for the life I have and how people have been responding to the blog as of late, so it’s surely not from a place of ungratefulness. It’s more from a place of “how can I be better?”
That being said, for my birthday, I’m getting myself dance classes. I’ve been dancing since I was 4. Like ballet, tap, jazz…the whole nine. But I literally haven’t really danced in a studio for 4 years. That ends now. I love blogging, but before I knew that I wanted to even be anything I knew that I wanted to dance while I was doing it. It makes me feel alive and powerful and invincible. Yes, sort of like a superhero. It makes me feel balanced. And in the midst of doing magazine editorials, blogging conferences and outfit posts plus working a 9 to 5 and being my husband’s wife, I NEED to dance. It is without a doubt one of the few things in the world that makes me feel like the larger version of myself.
I realized that if I was going to be preaching “live what you love” I ought to practice what I preach. So, I’m going to dance like no one’s watching. Give me a few months though, and maybe you guys will be watching me two step.
Didn’t mean to get all Ilyanla Vanzant on you. Please note that while I am off balance, I wore two different earrings on purpose. I promise.
Still obsessed with these booties. I know I’m going to have to put them up this week because of the weather. But I JUST CAN’T HELP IT. Oh yeah, exactly 3 weeks until Mattiepalooza + the Style Bloggers of Color conference. Are you coming?