Today felt like fall, and so all the visceral memories that come with the season flooded over me (new school supplies, anxiety about the new school year, soccer practice, excitement…mostly new school supplies and anxiety, let’s be real). This year, like last year, is not about going back to school and it’s kind of a good feeling…like I’m cheating the system, or something. It’s like I get to have that “mental health” day that your mom lets you take and you go to the grocery store and it’s just the grocery store but everything looks different and shinier since it’s before 2:30pm. Except I get to have that everyday. Of course having a job changed this for awhile, but not completely. The uncertainty of post-grad life was daunting at first but there’s something nice about feeling that something big could happen at any moment…that big things are happening to people all the time, randomly, instead of having big things happen to a large group of people all at once.
After looking at these photos I immediately went and ordered some Marais USA high-heeled loafers. Something about being short, having this kindergarten haircut, and wearing flats just isn’t doing it. Maybe some bigger earrings would help? Ugh. The last eleven months of growing out my quarter life crisis short hair cut have been uncomfortable at best, but I’m finally seeing some results. So maybe that’s my homage to fall…starting September with the same haircut I had in 4th grade…