Last night, I stayed up late trying to finish my most recent “A Collection” post. I had gone three months without still finishing it and the reason for that was because I was just far too busy this past winter quarter. I figured that I would be able to get through my blog roll of what has to be 100 blogs (I haven’t counted just yet) over spring break, but I wasn’t even able to update that much. “A Collection” was important for me to finish because I had had a special request from a dear friend who looks forward to the post and because I knew that once school started again, I would probably never have the chance to finish. Six months worth of Tumblr backup is not ideal.
It’s cute because my friends have adopted Yow Yow! as a nickname for me and when I have real life conversations with people, there will often times be a small reference made to a direct sentence that I have written. Recently, I have been asking myself the question of “How long can I do this for?” Yow Yow! is two years old, but I would imagine that at some point I will have to stop. Yow Yow! is and will always be a part of my life, but it’s not my whole life. I’m a student, I work, and I have a whole life apart from this.
I felt compelled to address this issue because for awhile, there was a lull period where I could not update for a week and a half and then when it came back to updating again, no post felt right enough. I felt extremely limited in the material I could write about because I no longer knew what would be interesting to readers and that’s something I still struggle with.
Yesterday, 14-year old blogger Tavi Gevinson (Style Rookie) reflected back on her moments within the fashion industry such as meeting John Galliano for the first time and sitting next to Anna Wintour at Fashion Week. She also announced that she would be shifting her focus from fashion to other endeavors as well, which is completely normal because I think we can all sort of relate to a shift in interest in the period between middle school and high school. Like Tavi, I feel like I am at that stage in my life as I draw closer to the end of my college career and closer to the real world. While blogging is still an interest of mine, there are other outlets that I would like to pursue and that is something that will become more apparent in the next few weeks even on the blog. I still love to blog because I also feel that it keeps me sane, but please don’t be expecting 15 posts a day because that is no longer realistic for me.
Today is the first day of school so I would like to wish all of my happy seniors a wonderful last first day of school and to my working ones a Monday that doesn’t suck.