Hi! It's been awhile. I know. And I have a few things I'd love to share, so thank you so much for giving me the space. The last six months have been the most physically challenging and straining months I have ever experienced in my life. Since finding out we were pregnant with our baby, Brian and I have felt so much joy, but also so much pain in nearly losing her in December, my being put on bed rest, throwing up multiple times a day, losing scary amounts of weight, and just trying to survive and make sure our little one thrives, even as I was so weak. All the changes I'm already experiencing just in pregnancy have really put things in perspective.
While Conscious Closets will always be a passion of mine and an everyday lifestyle choice, I no longer have the desire to curate this "perfect" instagram feed and also subject my new baby to it, which I know would be my pull. I could see myself putting our baby in the perfect situations with the perfect little ethical outfits, in our perfect vintage nursery; and I just don't want to live my life for social media. I want to live my life for real. And while I've always worked hard to be as authentic as possible on social media, scrolling through my feed, to me at least, shows this curated, beautiful life. It certainly is, don't get me wrong, but not always. The last six months have been testament to that: days spent in pajamas and staring at the bottom of the toilet, struggles with depression and loneliness from the pain of carrying a child. And I'm tired. So it's time for a break. A break to focus on my growing family and the new non-profit I've co-founded, The MEND Project, which is launching this year.
I'll continue to post to instagram and facebook, but much less frequently, and it will be less about ethical fashion, and brands, and much more personal in nature. You're welcome to still follow along, but if you're looking for continuous fashion inspiration, this won't really be the place to get that any more.
I'll leave the website up and maybe one day, I'll have the time, space, and energy to return. But for now, I'm actually excited to let it go. Thanks for journeying with me over these last three years.