I’ve been having some real old feelings about my clothes. I spent a good day calling them old feelings but actually, I guess, it’s nostalgia for a time where my fashion was fun, I was skinny and life was a little more carefree.
You could easily mistake this post for one about old clothes and styles but it’s about life. It’s about the passing of time and the way we document it and give it a place in our minds.
If anything it is Christmas which brings these memories flooding back to the forefront, redoing things in the exact same way, hoping for the same results, even if inevitably we will never feel quite the same.
When I was a child it was all about creating a story with the cherub decorations that hung on the tree. Or it was all about going to the carol concert to find the only thing which could quell my excitement was the pure beauty of the church and how it radiates calmness and a brief, fleeting serenity.
To fall fully into nostalgia we form tradition so that every year feels just as magical as the last, even though we ourselves have most likely changed so greatly that it can’t be even remotely the same as we were the year before.
What bought this on? Looking at old blog photos.
It’s so easy to go back and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately in a life respect, to go back (where its easy) or to go forward where it’s hard or uncertain… However, as I look back over my clothes I want those memories back! I sit still and silent and just feel the same feelings I had at the time, ultimately creativity and freedom and the way I felt as I wore those clothes. Its almost indescribable the feelings attached.
Why I want to remember them however? Because blogging back then was great, because these clothes made me feel so good! Because every memory is good and as we run into Christmas all I want is positivity for right now and straight into 2018. I don’t want to hold onto bad memories and situations as much as I don’t want to hold onto bad clothes.
This year has been about breaking comfort zones and trying new things and next year is about bravery and only holding onto the good!
When you look back at your favourite outfits and perhaps photos if you are a blogger what lessons from that time do you want to take forward into the new year and why? Leave your thoughts below or hit me up on social media!