All my life, I’ve loved writing. It was the only thing I was passionate about as a student, and definitely the only reason I graduated. What I didn’t realize, was that writing always got me through the funks, that is, until I stopped.
I’ve always written. Before I started a blog, I wrote just for me. Not really a “Dear Diary” situation, but still a sort of venting and documenting while creatively expressing my thoughts. When I started the blog, I continued to spend the same amount of time on writing, but none of that time was spent in a Mead notebook anymore.
The problem then became trying to find balance. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t getting too personal on the blog, but also, wanted to share myself. I write about what’s on my mind, so if that’s Shampoo, so be it, but if it’s the struggles of a long distance relationship, well that’s what comes out too.
Lately, I’ve been in a funk, and I thank goodness, it’s on it’s way out. The thing is, I wanted to blog through it, but didn’t want to write a negative post about being in a rut… how uplifting?? But the more I’ve thought about it, the more I think it’s absolutely important to click Publish on the chaos we all brew over, and not just things held in place with hairspray.
Your Stylist AJ isn’t a tutorial hub, a resource for an outfit-post-a-day, (though more of those things are on the way), and doesn’t follow any set of rules or guidelines. Your Stylist AJ is me. It’s everything on my mind.
photo by Emilia Jane