Hi all! I haven't really done this before, but I wanted to give you a bit of a personal update with what's been going on in my life recently. I'm sure you've noticed that my posting has seriously decreased, and while Classically Short hasn't been up and running for a full year yet I feel like I haven't put in as much time as I originally intended to. There are plenty of excuses I could give you for this, and to be perfectly honest, its been a combination of being straight up lazy and a bunch of life changes.
Recently there have been two big changes in my life that started at the beginning of this year. First, I went to a psychic at the end of January (I absolutely love going to a psychic for validation on where my life is going...if you'd like to know more about this and my experiences let me know!), and after hearing what she saw I unintentionally made a slight change in my career.
For the last two and a half year I had a job that The Devil Wear Prada would say, "a million girls would kill for." Just like Andy, I was working this job for experience and not because I was one of the girls that would kill for it. I felt very secure and comfortable in my job, and I always told myself that I would only leave for THE job. As fate would have it, the job I had been dreaming of was posted online in late February. I had a applied for jobs at this brand several times in the past, and I decided what could one more try do? I told myself (and the very few people who knew I applied) that I'm putting my name out there int he universe and let fate decide. No networking, no extra work, just the application, my resume, and hoping for the best. This is completely different than my usual efforts to trying to get a job just so you know.
About a month and half of going through the interviewing process (I couldn't believe I even got an email to set up an interview in the beginning!) I was offered my dream job!! Words could not describe the happiness I felt when I received the news, and it was the most bizarre feeling telling my job I'd be leaving. This change in my career also meant a bit of a change in my life over all. I'd taken a pay cut and instead of driving over an hour to work, I'd now be commuting over an hour and a half via train into NYC. This change was something I'd been longing for, but it threw a wrench into things in terms of how prepared I'd have to be weather wise, the time I'd be getting up in the morning and getting home at night, what kind of shoes I needed to own (there was no way you'd see me wearing running shoes to walk to work ), and then there was the problem with how often I'd be seeing Dan. While Dan and I are still figuring it out I couldn't be more grateful for how flexible he's been.
It took a few weeks, but now that I'm a little over a month into working my dream job (and loving it!) I feel like I need to stop making excuses and get back into the swing of things here on Classically Short. I'd really like to get back to posting more often on here, and even if I can post at least once a week I'd be pretty happy.
When I started this new lifestyle, if you will, I also put doing yoga in the mornings on hold. I told myself that I needed to take a break to understand how my mornings were now going to work out having to catch a train and all without being stressed out. I just really need to stop letting myself give excuses for not working out as well.
Best Version of Myself
Onto change two.
Growing up I struggled with my weight and accepting my body image. It's very difficult to change how you think after 24 years even with the amazing body positivity movement thats been growing recently. So after months of going back and forth between "I'm going on a diet" to "I don't need to be on a diet, I'm perfect the way I am," I decided screw it lets try the diet, stop the wishing, and if I don't like how I feel once I reach my target weight I can just enjoy my way back to the weight I was.
Now it may sound like a lot when I say I want to lose 30 pounds, but my goal at the end of this is to be the target weight for my age and height...which I can't remember the last time I was (last year at the end of my check up my doctor basically told me I needed to lose 30 pounds, so my goal weight is coming from her comment that I have yet to forget.) I'm about two months into my diet (good old Weight Watchers) and I've lost 10 pounds! I'm extremely proud of myself, and to be perfectly honest I feel pretty amazing. I've always been a somewhat heathy eater, but I like sweets and snacks and I think those two really led me to the weight I was.
Since being on this weight loss journey I've tried my best to not buy any clothes because what's the point if, in theory, they won't be able to fit me in a few month? I've also used this as an excuse to not post on here, but its a really terrible excuse. Even if I want to hold on making new pants and shooting outfit posts, I could still post about trends and receipts and all the little things I'm loving at the moment, but I gave into my excuses and laziness here.
With those two big life changes out of the way, I hope you can forgive my excuses and laziness; and continue to follow along my journey of being the girl that's too short for short pants here on Classically Short!
XOXO - Kate
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