Balanced and Beaming

I don't like to linger too much in the past or blog about past blogs or blogging in general, but just a general thank you for the positive response on Monday's afternoon post. While I wouldn't describe myself as overly self-conscious nowadays I still am quite shy (I don't see anything negative in being shy or introverted) so sometimes I err on the side of not sharing quite personal things. Anyway, it was nice that my post was appreciated and not misunderstood or something. It's quite ironic timing for that post since I've been feeling quite positive and optimistic lately--warm weather has that effect on my mood.

It's also interesting when I reflect on the nature of sharing, or rather my openness with a daily image of myself online when in day-to-day life I'm awkwardly shy meeting new people and I don't share much of myself until I feel quite close with someone, a process that usually takes months. Yet, here I am blogging away: talking about uncomfortable memories and posting pictures of myself like it's no big deal. It is probably a sense of control that makes me more open online--editing and choosing pictures, presenting myself in a very specific way, writing drafts and then editing them before publication. I have been trying to make an effort to be more open in my "real life" and I suppose it's beginning to extend to my virtual one as well...

Outfit details:
Cheap Monday sunglasses (sold out, similar here)


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