Welcome to the Tall Wife 2.0. It was time for a redesign, for fresh ideas, for new energy. I hope you like the brand spanking new look of my blog. I love it and I can’t wait to start sharing again! But first…
… I feel I need to give a brief update of things as it’s been awfully quiet here for a few months now. The truth is, I’m not having the best time of my life. I’m a bit lost and trying to make sense of some unexpected things that have happened which I have little or no control over. Without wanting to be all ‘mysterious’, I don’t want to share too much about this at this point, let’s suffice to say I’ll be fine, I just need a moment to get through this rough patch.
A moment to reconsider, to stand still, to realise what I have and where I am, and if that’s where I want to be, with every aspect of my life. Let’s start with this place at this time.
I love my blog. I love blogging. I love the community that I have gotten to know and the amazing, inspiring women behind them: designers, community builders, photographers, bloggers: I think it’s fair to say I’ve made a few friends for life. I love the visual and textual creativity that it asks from me personally; creating beautiful content, sharing stories and I have discovered a whole new sense of style and fashion I didn’t know I had.
At the same time, to use the words of U2, I felt l like I was running to stand still; I want to take the blog to the next level, hence the redesign, and feel as inspired as I did when I started 2 years ago. A phrase I have heard a lot and which I am trying to implement, is that if somethings worth doing, it’s worth doing right. When I started, everything felt new, but right now, I’m looking for that authenticity, that uniqueness that makes my blog mine, me. The redesign is the first step towards this.
The online world ‘demands’ that everything is perfect all the time. Everyone loves a picture of a great outfit or a great view in a country farfaraway from here. Let’s be honest, nobody wants to see a sad tall girl in her sweatpants on the sofa contemplating life, but that’s what happens too, and at the moment, more often than I probably want to admit.
But… I didn’t write this to get a pity-party started, I promise this place will be filled with fun, positive and hopefully inspiring posts again soon; I just wanted you to know why I disappeared for a while. I struggled. It happens, such is life. But I’m back. Maybe not at full speed yet, but I’ve emerged.