Today is my fourth blogging anniversary. Um, what now?
Seriously, though, I almost skipped right past today without even realizing it, and that would've been a shame. I spent all day today trying to figure out how I could take my ceremonial yearly outfit photo in the middle of a workday, kicking myself for not taking it before I left for work this morning at (ahem) 6:30 AM-- yeah, that wasn't going to happen. Instead, we get a grainy mirror shot taken rumpled & frumped after a long workday. Really, though, this is much more indicative of life right now. I remember previous years planning and scrounging for just the perfect 'blog-o-versary' outfit-- which was lovely, when I had time for it.
Right now is the season of all grad school, all the time-- 60+ hour workweeks, late nights writing papers, scrimping paycheck to paycheck with hopefully a real-salaried end in sight, learning how to separate 'work Mary' from the rest of me, but frankly, loving every second of it. Yes, I am a bit pulled in every direction right now, sure, I might be wearing a little thin-- but I know it's all good things. Last year I wrote about seeing every years' May 2nd outfit photo and remembering exactly how my life was at that moment, and this year is no different. Next year's picture will hopefully represent the fruits of this labor I'm in right now, but at the moment, I see frazzled, yes-- but I also see crazy happy, and that's how I know I'm doing all the right things.
cardigan: avon; belt: heartbreaker; polka-dot jeans: buy here; shoes: target
Here's to four years of internet-ing with you all-- thank you for sticking with me. Hopefully there are many more ahead of us :)
ps. if you'd like to check out previous years' blog-o-versaries, click here. Don't judge my early photos, puh-lease :)