Fashion and Philosophy Series / Seasonal Introspection


HI EVERYBODY !
WELL, HERE I SIT, ANOTHER SEASON PASSED, AND TIME FOR MY "INNER-CONFLICT-SOUL-SEARCHING-WHAT-THE-HELL-IS-IT-ALL-ABOUT AND WHAT-CAN-I DO-TO-BE-A-BETTER-HUMAN" SEASONAL TURMOIL.

I STARTED THIS BLOG, 
AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, 
(IF NOT, HERE'S THE SKINNY) 
AS A WAY TO REGAIN SOME SENSE OF PURPOSE. IT WAS A TIME OF THE USUAL CONFLICTS THAT SNEAK UP ON US "40 SOMETHINGS"...
WANTING NEEDING TO GET BACK IN TOUCH WITH MY CREATIVE SIDE, 
NEEDING A MAJOR LIFE RENOVATION... 
A SOUL COLONIC,  IF YOU WILL... 
I KNEW I LOVED PHOTOGRAPHY
AND SEE FASHION AS ANOTHER FORM OF ART.

I KNEW THIS WOULD BE A GREAT VENUE TO START.
TWO LOVES ROLLED INTO ONE...
BUT, LATELY, I AM FEELING A BIT ON THE "EMPTY" SIDE. DON'T GET ME WRONG, I LOOOOVE TAKING PHOTOS, I HAVE ABOUT 40 OUTFITS READY TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED. I HAVE THE PROPER "BLOG POSES" DOWN PAT. I LOVE AND APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY PERSON WHO POPS BY TO SAY HI. BUT SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD ACTUALLY SIT DOWN WITH YOU, AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE LATEST "APP" I MUST HAVE TO GROW AND SHARE MY PASSION WITH YOU AND OTHERS ....
I SUPPOSE THAT IS THE NATURE OF THINGS.
CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT.....
SO, NOW THE INNER "CONFLICT" IS BEING RETHOUGHT. 
HOW DOES ONE TAKE THEMSELVES TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
AS A HUMAN BEING-
NOT IN THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE I LOVINGLY CALL BLOGDONIA...
ALTHOUGH, THAT'S WHERE WE HAPPEN TO HAVE MET ;)

I AM SEEING A 'TREND' EVOLVING ALL OVER THE BLOG WORLD LATELY.
SOME BLOGGERS GIVING IT UP ALTOGETHER. MANY RE-THINKING THEIR ROLES AS  FASHION BLOGGERS. TWEAKING THEIR BLOGS AND SOMETIMES TAKING THEM IN A NEW DIRECTION ALTOGETHER. MAYBE THIS IS AN INEVITABLE CHANGE. AN EVOLUTION OF SORTS. I'M NOT SURE. I DO BELIEVE THAT WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES TO "CHECK IN" WITH OUR INTENTIONS EVERY SO OFTEN. I KNOW MAYBE THAT'S ALL IT IS, MAYBE NOT. 
I WONDER IF THERE IS A NEW "APP" 
FOR SOUL SEARCHING,
LIKE "WWW.DOTHISNEXT.COM" OR "TWEET ME, I'LL GIVE YOU FOCUS".....
WHAT I DO KNOW:
ART IS CRUCIAL FOR GROWTH AND FASHION IS ANOTHER FORM OF ART.
I DO KNOW I'M READY TO DO MORE THAN JUST "SHOW UP", 
TAKING UP PRECIOUS SPACE AND OXYGEN-
BUT BEYOND THAT, I'M NOT SURE. 
SO FOR NOW, I WILL KEEP SHOWING UP, 
LISTENING AND LOOKING FOR THE SUBTLE 'CLUES' THAT WILL LEAD ME FORWARD TO THE FULFILLMENT I TRULY SEEK ;)
OH YEAH, AND BUY PRE-LOVED CLOTHING ;)
IS ANYONE ELSE FEELING A BIT OF PERSPECTIVE ANALYZING AS WELL ?
xXx
Reva ;)

             ATTIRE: THRIFTED,  RECYCLED  
                                                   J.JILL SWEATER ( BUY OFF-SEASON ;)
                         SKIRT: ALSO THRIFTED
                                               BOOTS: PENNY'S (OLD), SCARF(OLD)
                                RED WATCH: SEARS, (OLD)

7 comments:

Mary said...

I absolutely have been feeling this way lately! And I've noticed a lot of other bloggers have, too. I think I'm just going to try and follow my instincts and trust where they take me :) you are absolutely not alone!

Sheila said...

I always like to check in with myself and my blog and see where I'm at. I have realized that I don't want to "grow" my blog - if people want to read it, fine, and if they want to comment, awesome, but I like the small group of people I call friends, and I like the level of interaction I have with them.

You keep on bein' you, hon. You're awesome. :)

And you look wicked good in orange.

Joy said...

I love this post. I needed this post. And I'm kinda like you. I'm happy with the number of people we have following us. I don't want people to follow just for the sake of having numbers. I want them to follow us because they like what we have to say.

madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra said...

That sweater is great! Lovely warm colors in this outfit too. I agree with you that fashion is another form of art, and at times I liken myself to an artist

I'm very introspective so I'm constantly checking in on my intentions. Sometimes it ends up being harmful (to creative expression) second guessing. I think my blog reflects that, i.e. I don't post daily outfits and when I do (like during a challenge or something) I start feeling a bit self-conscious toward the end. Spread too thin. Or "empty" as you say.

My blog has always been something of a hybrid between personal and style. I don't have a huge audience and I'm okay with that. If I can't make the time to read and keep up with all the blogs I myself "follow" why should I expect others to reciprocate. For the past 5 years or so, I've seen lots of purely style blogs come and go. I think after a certain point you are either committed to the self documentation or not... the ones that stick around seem to find a niche (or commercial funding).

I've lost my train of thought. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog at times. I just got around to replying to individual comments and saw one from you. Do you want my Aigner jacket? You mentioned a swap but I haven't done a lot of that so you'd have to hold my hand through the process. :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Reva, First let me say...I am so glad you are here...the Reva POV has been important to me and I love it!!

I started my blog to inspire and assist women over 50 who had fallen into despair at halftime...a difficult time of life. If the blog ever becomes more about me than them, then I could see me second guessing why I am there. Whenever I get a thank you from one of them, then I get the fuel I need to keep going.
That is my mission right now...to help more 50+ ladies find joy and fun...strength and dignity.
I think it helps so much to have a personal mission and maybe that is what you are seeking.
If you ever want to talk more, then please email me...but what I get from Reva is inspiration, creativity, joy, and fun with fashion...only Reva does Reva and I look forward to it every single day...you were created for a unique purpose!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

It seems to be in the air, doesn't it? This evolution, this river current of change. I believe we can with our art, through our art, not only change the world, but be ourselves. That we find our place in our craft, our expressions. I hope you find yourself in a very good place. Because the voice you've shared with us here, is a wondeful one. The zestful, playful voice is what drew me here, and utlimately is what brings me back. I'm looking forward in seeing you blossom and grow. I'm blooming next to ya! xo. -Bella Q
the Citizen Rosebud

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Hello my lovely, beautiful Reva, I've noticed a few people suffering from burn-out and it makes me feel sad. I guess I don't like to see talented, creative people escape me as I love to read about/look at them. Is that selfish of me? I guess it is. It's a bit of voyeurism in a way I suppose. I think if people need a break, they should do so. Then pick up when they feel it's right. I like Vix's approach to life. She takes two trips a year to India that don't cost an arm and a leg, has a rollicking good time in the sun with her gorgeous man, takes in all the amaaaaaazing culture and brings back cute little goodies from the local shops and markets. I realise that such a trip may not be within everyone's means or they don't have the time/opportunity to do so. But a change in routine can be so refreshing. I find it refreshing just to drive into the mountains or go to a beach for a day - it changes my perspective. I have no idea whether any of this is meaningful. BTW I adore your sweater - so much gorgeous detail!!! I thought of you when I styled the green dress my lovely:)))) xoxoxoxoxoxo

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