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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

In Which I Am Ridiculously Happy

I had my moments today, but for the most part, I was ridiculously happy. Why?

Because I was wearing this:

Purple tanktop, layered with a looser green one. Denim bermuda shorts. Gray shorts. And the best part? BARE FEET! :D
(and no, I didn't wear the stars. Those are decoration. ;)

For some reason, every time I put on a pair of shorts for the first time each year, it makes me SUPER-DUPER HAPPY. I guess that's because summer is my favorite season, and shorts remind me of summer. Never mind that it was freezing today, in the 40's. Never mind that it's only March. Never mind that in Colorado, spring doesn't arrive till late April or May.

It doesn't matter because when I wear shorts, I know one thing for sure.

Summer is on the way.

[and so is the post about Avary. Stay tuned! :D]


  1. Yea! I dug my flip flops out yesterday to wear to dance. I even had to search for the sunscreen today! =P We even had dinner outside--despite the fact that we all had chill bumps and ended up going inside for desert. Never mind that it only got up to 60, yippie for spring! =DDD

    I'm so looking forward to your post on Avary! =)

  2. Yay for summer and summer clothes!! =) xo.

  3. I was wearing capri's a few days ago, I didn't get cold either. It was awesome. I can't wait till Much and I can take a walk and take our flip flops off to feel the hot, hot, HOT sidewalk on our feet. It'll be awesome. :)

    All that being said... it snowed today. *sigh*

  4. Is that really what you wore today? Was it hard to find those items on Polyvore? It looks like a really fun way to do fashion posts without showing your face. ;)

  5. Cute outfit! I really like it. :)


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