Dress: Anthropologie Speckled Grid Dress
Boot: Anthropologie Brass Band Booties
Ring: The Limited
White Legs: C/O No Sunlight
"And I'm riding in to meet you on a brown gray speckled mare, but there's something that unnerves me, thinking no one really cares, and I'm jumping over fences on this obstacle course, but it seems I'm getting nowhere on the concept of the horse." - Andrew Bird
I loved horses as a little girl. I guess one could say I was obsessed with them. They were the Anthro of my childhood. I took riding lessons at a horse farm where I was also responsible on certain days for feeding, watering, and grooming the horses. It was like heaven to me. My favorite breed of horse was the Appaloosa. I just love how the coat pattern on each one is unique. I especially loved the ones with "speckles."
As I was putting on this dress, I found myself thinking of the Appaloosa. Although I don't ride anymore, I still love them to this day. I always point them out to Jerry when I see one. Thinking about the Appaloosa got me thinking about a song by Andrew Bird. It's one of my favorites by him, and it sums up exactly the way I've been feeling about the blog lately.
I have nothing but positive intentions for this blog. I want to express myself creatively, inspire people, and be someone they can relate to. I do this by being myself and sharing my thoughts and experiences. The problem is when you are brutally honest, you open yourself up for brutal criticism. I find myself asking if the blog is worth all the negativity I receive. It seems no matter what I say lately, some people take it the wrong way. These people don't seem to care about the real issues I'm trying to address. They'd rather nitpick over my grammar, political correctness, or how I spend my money. Instead of focusing on the positive message I'm trying to convey, they choose to diminish my message by finding something in my words to judge me by. It's frustrating to say the least, and I feel very misunderstood.
So, what do you do? I've had people suggest I just shut down my blog since it draws so much negative attention. They can't understand how I can get any pleasure out of it. I don't want to give up and let the terrorist win. So, I thought I would get all the negative things I already know about myself out here, so maybe, MAYBE, some people won't feel inclined to point them out to me anymore, and we can focus on the real issues I'm trying to discuss. I have a tendency to make grammatical errors, I'm not aware of all the proper politically correct lingo, I have bad hair days, my nose is not ideal, I spend my money on frivolous things, I don't always make the right decisions...Well, I could go on and on, but the general idea is I'm human, I'm not perfect, and I make mistakes. I not trying to beat a dead horse (pun intended), but I just hope going forward, we can skip over the obvious and try to focus on the more important things, like the actual point of my post.
Andrew Bird - Case In Point
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