dinsdag 28 februari 2012

Back!

It's been a looooooong time since I last posted anything, but I'm eager to pick up blogging. The last couple of months have been a bit chaotic, mainly because of my studies (graduating, writing on an article, etc..). I have to admit I have neglected my blog entirely, but I've also missed it. In the meantime I did keep track of the blogs that I'm following, but I didn't have the energy to post anything myself. I'm done with my own excuses now....and I should have more time on my hands now that I'm looking for a job. Which is a pain in the ass, by the way. There are hardly any jobs in the cultural department right now and they all require several years of  experience on the workfloor. It's so unfair....but I try to stay positive and reply to any vacancy that could be of interest to me. Meanwhile, I still have very little money to spend. This is frustrating as well, even though it stimulates my creativity. I especially miss going to concerts and travelling.
Last year I wrote that I wanted to abstain from buying any new clothes for an entire year. I can proudly say that I succeeded in my mission! It was even a lot easier than I expected. My boyfriend did give me two t-shirts and a dress, but I allowed myself to accept presents. I never bought anything myself! This gave me a really good impression of the contents of my wardrobe and gradually showed me which items I was really missing. The main conclusion was that I have plenty of interesting things to wear...but very little to pair it with. The basics are missing, like a plain shirt or a vest that I can combine with many different pieces of clothing. Also, I've stopped buyng clothing on impulse. I take my time and think things over before I decide whether I really need something or whether it's worth spending my precious money on. I also learned to be more satisfied with what I have. Yes, I really think it was a good decision and I feel proud that I've managed it. On the other hand, I'm also a bit relieved that I can buy something new occasionally now. I'm just going to be more careful.
I'm thinking of making this blog a little more personal by also including posts on events I've attended, exhibitions I've visited, holiday trips etc. The main focus will still be on 'dark' things (e.g. gothic clothing, alternative make-up, concerts, places to visit that have a dark atmosphere), but they will be interchanged with posts on different topics.
I'm also still working on the lay-out of the page, but I'm not very experienced so things are altering slowly. I like the white background better than the black one I had before because it makes the text a bit easier to distinguish.
So much for this boring update! :) Thanks for sticking with me!

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