The past week has been full of challenges.
Oh alright, I'll stop with the dramatic one-liners (for the time being anyway) and cut right to the chase. As of Friday afternoon, I am officially no longer a student. That's right people, I finished my degree! You know, so long as I pass and all that. But yes, a few days ago I handed in my dissertation and waved goodbye to University, and boy did that feel good. I'll get into that another time, but let's just say I've pretty much been counting the days since I started. Huzzah! I've officially indebted myself for a piece of paper that says I'm semi-smart enough for a job I don't even want any more. Ahem, anyway..
(Side note: I'm still working on finding an alternative conjunctive adverb to 'anyway'. Side note numero dos: despite my - hopefully - impending degree, I still had to Google what the hell a conjunctive adverb was.)
Anyway! After weeks of being near enough non-existent in the online world, I'm finally back! It feels so good being able to write about what I want to, how I want to (FYI, writing a 10,000 word essay on old fashion theories is not fun, like, at all) - so good in fact, that I plan on doing it a lot more, since, you know, it's now my job(!) to dedicate my life to this thing. Before I was trying to cram full-time blogging and full-time studying into my day, but for the first time in my life I can finally dedicate myself to the internet (uh, hello childhood dreams). I have so many ideas, so many projects coming up, so much to update you on and - let's face it - a lot of making up to do blog-wise.
So to celebrate some what of a fresh start for the blog, I've decided to take it back to basics both in terms of today's outfit and the story behind it. Basically, a few weeks ago I was asked by White Stuff to take part in a challenge, or - in my case - a non-challenge. Here's the deal.
Anyone that knows me will know that I've been working pretty much flat-out for the past few years. What can I say? Girl likes to be busy. My family and friends have been telling me to take some time out for months now, but I just couldn't justify getting behind on work for a few hours of, well, nothing. So when I was given the challenge to test out the quality of White Stuff clothing, whilst taking some time out of work..I mean, how could I say no? Well, I didn't. And so, I headed to the beach for a whole day of nothing.
Okay, nearly nothing. I did have to go to class in the morning. But you know what? It did me a whole world of good. Apart from the few minutes of outfit snapping it was a technology-free zone, just like some time off should be. I did however connect to wi-fi as soon as I left the sand. Old habits die hard. The clothes, however, looked as good as new, minus a few grains of sand..