I've always been a bit of a worrier. I like to know that my people are safe, that there is a reason and a method for things. I tend to be empathetic, so I feel better when I know the people around me feel ok. Plus, I have a big imagination and while that can sometimes be a bonus, occasionally it will bite you in the butt (like when you obsess that the smell coming from the car in front of you is actually coming from YOUR car and it must mean your engine is going to explode.)
In the past, I've had a pretty good handle on it, however, the loss of several loved ones for myself and my little family over the last couple of years has rocked my world a bit and set me off kilter. The result..I have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It started with panic attacks, and over the past weekend manifested itself in a really debilitating bout of vertigo (sadly, not the kind involving my crush, Jimmy Stewart.)
After spending several days not being able to stand up without the room spinning and stumbling around my home like I didn't have my sea legs, I've decided I may need to *gulp* slow down a little.
What does this mean for my blog? Well, for starters, I have next week off for the holidays and I plan to use the bulk of it to recuperate. So you may not hear much from me. After that, I plan to be a bit more focused here. In addition to continuing the Home Ec feature (which I'm kind of in love with) I will be adding a feature related to my last post on discovering my signature style. I'm still fleshing out the concept, but it will involve style vision boards, a comprehensive coverage of the styles of each decade and how they can be worked into your style, and a 30 day challenge to try a different hair/make-up style each day. There may be a book review or style-it feature sprinkled in as well, but these will be my focus. There may not be as many posts, but they will be informative and fun. We're going for quality over quantity!
I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy!) holiday season.
Hugs and Smooches,