He’s going to be a year old in August. WTF happened??
I have written and deleted this post for a week now. Interestingly enough, I’m wearing this exact outfit again today, so perhaps it’s fitting that I’m going to finalize this post once and for all TODAY. NOW.
Haha. As usual, I’m overthinking everything. I have been thinking BIG thoughts, like what do I do now? how can I manage my creeping anxiety about the pandemic, social justice, and the future of this country for Hawk? Also as usual, I’m letting those thoughts paralyze me, because of course, I don’t have THE answers. And right now honestly the most I can do most days is put one foot in front of the other and work on raising a healthy, happy, kind, and compassionate child.
In the midst of all these deep thoughts, I wondered about the future of Grechen’s Closet & Slowre. Where do these things fit into my “new” (almost a year now though…) life as a mother? I’m not quite ready to say that they don’t, but I also don’t really know what shape they should take going forward – it’s obvious that I can’t maintain them as I used to. So I’m going to just keep going the best I can until I am in the headspace to make a better plan.
I do still wear clothes, and think about what I’m wearing and why, and I would still like to write about that. Maybe it’s irrelevant now, I don’t know. When I have time, I still appreciate looking at other people’s outfits and learning about new designers or items, so maybe the OOTD is not completely lost forever.
So I decided I’d just ease back into posting outfits as many days that I can. What I’m really wearing, of course. If I have anything else to say, I will do so, but sometimes I probably won’t.
I am going to make an effort to add more clothes by Black designers to my wardrobe when I buy new things though. I’d like an Aliya Wanek sweatshirt this fall, but I am not sure what else. I’m still doing my research on designers to look into, but if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Finally, a Hawk update. He’ll be a year old August 15th and he’s been walking now for a week. He still sort of waddles, but he doesn’t fall much, and definitely prefers to walk over crawl. It’s amazing. I hardly remember the early days when he didn’t do much of anything; they feel so far away. He’s so independent already – I don’t get a lot of snuggles anymore, which makes me a little sad. But that is all part of his journey as a person, and mine as his mom.
I hope you guys are all well! let me know how you’re doing in the comments…