Hello! Even though it’s only been about a week and a half since I last posted, I feel as if I’d been gone a good deal longer. So much has changed–you can like comments on Instagram! It’s white and snowy in Chicago! And I’ve given up my dreams of being a famous blogger someday!
Let’s talk about that last point in a little more detail, okay? I’ve mentioned time and again that blogging stresses me out, and a couple weeks ago, I laid out some of the things that really bother me about the whole process–the biggest are the time commitment and blogger backstabbing. I got to the point where I started to question what I was even doing with this blog. Did I really want to turn it into a career one day? Or would I be better off dialing it down to a hobby?
I knew I needed some time to think about it, so I took a week off. Really off. This was the first time I completely disconnected from the whole operation. No posts or likes or comments, nada. And you know what? It felt great! I binge-watched Gilmore Girls, hung out with friends, and slept in on the weekend. I didn’t think about how I needed to document everything so I could turn it into an Insta story. I simply enjoyed myself.
And I gave up my dream of turning Mox in Socks into a career. Far from being sad about it, I’m really very relieved. I did a lot of reflecting on what it takes to become a popular blogger, and I don’t have it in me. I’d rather spend my time doing other things and maybe picking up some new hobbies. Maybe I’ll really get into sewing like I said I would, or I’ll develop a passion for dance or I’ll just move to Korea and teach English. Who knows?
So what does that mean for the future of Mox and Socks? Well, not much is going to change on the outside. I love photography and fashion, and you can count on me to always have a couple of outfit posts a week. But you might not hear from me all that often. No, if you want me, I’ll be lounging around my studio, reading a book and scratching Moxie’s ears.