Happy New Year!

New Year's Resolutions, 12/31/2010

New Years’ Resolutions, 12/31/2010

And apologies for the long hiatus. December is always an intense month—four family birthdays, including my own, in addition to the end-of-semester rush at work, and then of course the holidays and all of the madness entailed therein. I didn’t intend to drop out of frame, but looking back, it was pretty inevitable.

But now I’ve returned, and as 2014 slips behind us, it’s a good time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never been good at keeping a diary, despite my best intentions; but I do have an old silver velvet journal that I bought back in high school in which I still record my resolutions every year (even though it’s basically falling apart at this point).

"Stop focusing on cats so much."

This one was too hard for me. 1/1/2006

Some of them have been more successful than others; ten years after I resolved to “get a cool boyfriend,” I finally managed to accomplish it (he’s not that cool, but close enough), but I’m still not sure I’ll ever fulfill my 2003 resolution to “be less weird all the time.” It’s important to be realistic.

"Stop playing Sims 2 so much."

NEVER! (Although it’s Sims 3 these days.) 1/1/2006

And here on the blog, I’m going to roll out a few fashion resolutions over the next four posts (my first ever post series!). I always find that January is a good time to reassess my wardrobe and make sure that everything in there needs to be there. I suppose that could also be a metaphor for life in general; make of that what you will. This year, I’m focusing on cleaning out, paring down, spending wisely, and being creative. The beginning of the year is always so thick with promise and potential, don’t you think? I’m looking forward to getting started, and I hope my journey through my closet will be interesting and useful to you as well.

As for what else is new: I’ve finally completed the Where I Shop page and added a few new links, so make sure to stop by and give it a look. A few of the things on there haven’t (yet) shown up in blog posts, so there are new discoveries to be made!

I’m glad to be back on the Conscious Closet, and I’m glad you’re here as well!

"Be more selfless; need fewer things"


Oh hello

Photograph of a sign: No dogs, Yes zebras

Photo credit: Brad Baranowski

I keep trying to think of a way to start this post that doesn’t sound like every “welcome” post on every blog ever. So far I’ve typed and deleted “Here I am on the Internet!”, “Welcome to my home on the”, “So this is my new bl”, “Welcome to the Consci”, and a few other half-formed thoughts that were basically just me pressing the space bar a few times and then backspacing. I guess I’m starting out like this, though, so that’s one hurdle we’ve jumped over.

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