Friday, October 25, 2019

Why I've Been M.I.A

Dress - Ghost | Cardigan - Collusion x Asos | Boots - Dr. Martens | Bag - Gucci | Headband - Asos | Sunglasses - Boohoo

The last time I posted on here was August 25th - two months ago to the day.  At the beginning of August I felt so inspired to write all the time on here.  It was the end of the summer and so much had happened; I went on some amazing holidays, my mom came to visit me in London, and I graduated!  I had so many ideas of things to write, and drafts were quickly filling my postbox.  But the excitement that was there quickly turned into nerves.  While all these fun things were happening, I was also desperately searching for a job, trying to find something before my visa ran out.  As the days and weeks passed by, it felt like I had applied for countless jobs, but I was also running into a Catch-22: I needed a job to get a new visa, but most jobs required that I already had said visa to get the job.  I had had a number of interviews, a few of which even offered me a job until they realized that I was in need of a visa.  These set backs hit me hard, and the motivation I once had to write and update my website was feeling more like a burden than a hobby.
Eventually I moved out of my apartment and in with friend for what looked to be my last month in London.  And while I was still applying for jobs, I started to realize that I should try to experience my final month in London to the best of my abilities.  And I did.  I hung out with friends, went to exhibitions, did some traveling,  went to multiple zoos, and even found myself dating a little (only took me 22 years).  It was one of the best months of my life because I was able to let go of some of these pressures of social media.

And just like that... the month was up.  If you haven't guessed by now, I didn't find a job in London.  But I'm okay.  Some days I'm a bit sad, but like I said in my Graduation post, I have FaceTime, WhatsApp, and new plans for the future.  I thought moving back to Montana would feel like going backwards instead of forward, but I've come to realize that there is no going back in life.  Sometimes moving forward just takes you in a different path than you originally expected.

So, if you don't mind, I still have lots of things to post on here that won't really be Montana related.  In fact, I have lots of London, Edinburgh, and other European city posts that will likely make there way one here.  So this is what I want to know from you: 
Would you prefer that I add my posts/pictures in a somewhat chronological order (i.e. all the Scotland posts together, all the Germany posts together, and so on) or in a more random order (i.e. a German post here, a London post there, and so and so on)?  I see the pros and cons to both ways, and I haven't made my decision yet.  Please let me know in the comments!

Elizabeth xx


1 comment

  1. Hmmm,

    London and Berlin first!

    I’d really like to see some more photographs from the shoot you had at Sloane Square and of the gallery in Hamburg :)


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