“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~ Andy Warhol
Fall has always been a season to mark big changes for me. From taking social media breaks to switching up my look, starting classes to attempting a new hobby more so then any other time in the year, it is fraught with much needed change.
It isn’t like it is the New Year or I even have a birthday, yet perhaps it is the fact my favorite season has ended and the chillier temps are fast approaching making the temperature drop shock the body more so then any other seasonal change. To quote Game of Throns, “Winter is coming…” Whatever it is, I like to take this time and reassess.
With pumpkin lattes, and apple picking comes to School years, many of the sports teams return (okay the two that count..make that three) And even the shows we binge watched all summer dreaming up theories are about to make their debuts. Yes Fall is all about the changes as quickly as those leaves change!
It might seem drastic changing your appearance, but a new haircut or new accessories are the perfect way to do that. I had written in my Ode to Summer piece about the physical cha-cha-changes. (anyone else remember that song?) My return to bangs, my glasses and my new piercing.
For some reason this fall I decided to go big or go home. While the glasses were a necessity, my hair and ear piercing were not. I had been debating both for awhile and going into Fall it seemed the perfect time to take the plunge.
I actually had bangs a year ago, but right after I renewed my license (and a much needed updated picture where my hair was “gasp” red!) I had decided to grow them out. As is usually the case, once they grew out I wanted them back. If I was ever going to complain about Summer (Gasps!!!!) is that it does lend itself to being bang friendly. Thus I decided to wait for the cooler Autumnal temps.
Having gotten all but my original holes done at the same piercing place, my sister-in-law had asked me to go with her when she got hers re-pierced. I had wanted to get another piercing, but had been noncommittal even contemplating my nose. It was definitely a last minute, but none the less happy decision to get my rook pierced and I LOVE it!
As I had mentioned briefly, I am covering Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week this weekend which I am ecstatic about. In the last year I really feel like my writing career has taken off with more and more freelance gigs writing for some truly amazing publications.
This year I also began the arduous process of shopping my novel around. Pitching does not come easily to me. Give me someone else work and I will praise them to the moon and back. My own? Not so much. But as with anything it is a learning process, one I am finally at a place where I can embrace it wholeheartedly.
It has been a long journey, full of a lot of self doubt and insecurity of am I good enough? Is this going to pay the bills? What the fuck am I thinking?
I am a firm believer that everything good in life comes with struggle first, both internally and externally and I am so ready to embrace not just the journey I have been born too, but also my passion.
Besides, if writing does fail, I have my gazillion other jobs, including a burgeoning career in communications and PR to fall back on. There is always a bright side.
Finally, you may have noticed something different about my blog. I didn’t think it was fair for just me to get a new do, the place I pour my heart out deserved one too and guys, I am not one to toot my own horn.
Did you read above how much of a struggle it is to essentially sell myself to publishers?
I am LOVING the new look!
I think part of it is because I spent way to long designing it.
And the other part I did it all by my lonesome! Which is a huge deal for me, since I am not tech savvy at all.
What do you think of the new look of the blog? Do you go through a Fall transition? What are some changes that are happening in your life? As always I would love to hear from you!