Yes, I know, you’ve told me and I agree it’s been quite some time since I posted anything—a photo, a weekend of wisdom, a cardi or unbuttoned look, a tweet, anything really, but for the last few months Cardi Girl has seemed like just another thing on the agenda.
A lot has changed in my life since I started CG almost four years ago while in grad school—I’m older (26 now), a little wiser, I’ve moved from SYR to NYC to SAV, my career priorities have changed along with my definition of success.
After spending all day at work on a screen, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is come home and spend more time in front of one. I’ve been unplugging and going to barre, having dinner with friends, reading a book (Scott Stossel’s My Age of Anxiety, currently) or sitting on my new sofa with a manuscript to edit in one hand and a pink Sharpie in the other. Getting away from the screen and truly experiencing life and being in the moment is what I’ve been moving towards. Do you all really need to see that hot fudge sundae I had from Leopold’s or the Tybee Island waves or the aftermath of my sweat session at the barre? I’m sharing it with myself and with whomever I’m with and I think there’s something to be said for that.
As I’ve waded through these times of feeling uninspired and stuck, I’ve had to think of what an artist here in Savannah said to me: “Create even in times of uncertainty and fear.” So, as I figure out how to move forward here stay tuned or message me. I may create posts, I may not, but it’s time for CG to evolve.
For now, I’m momentarily hanging-up my cardis.