The Lion's Roar

Life feels on pause lately. It isn't quite fair to the friends and family I am around, but most days I feel as if I am treading water waiting to be with Thomas and in Northern Ireland. It's not so bad when I am busy, but getting the flu last week left me too sick to do much of anything aside from lying in bed coughing and shivering and thinking. The problem is my days in the States are numbered so it's becoming hard to invest time and emotion into being present. I moved out of the house I lived in for two years, packing my boxes and moving away from housemates and friends I saw every day. Even though it isn't a move across the ocean yet, hanging out now takes coordination and effort and my boxes are still packed--the space I'm living in is not my home. So, I'm in limbo. If I was in Northern Ireland right now I feel like I could be productive, but instead I'm treading water.
But it's officially December and the days are short and the holidays are ahead. I hate the cold, but I do love this season of family gatherings, rich meals, and magical walks in winter wonderlands. My problem isn't a lack of things I'm looking forward to, but rather appreciating the mundane day-to-day...

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Outfit details:
vintage boots (similar)
old purse


Amelia W said...

if you get bored, come to philly! what do you think about a meet up for your fans before you leave for ireland? I've been a long time reader and would love to wish you good luck and bon voyage. omg, would be so funnn could pick places to vintage shop/look. :D

Elizabeth Murdock said...

Love the boots!There's so many beautiful places in Ireland to take photos and I'm sure you'll take beautiful photos as always because I always see lovely pictures of Ireland but I never look at Ireland from the point of view as someone who hasn't lived here for all their life and my photos just look rural and boring while you always capture the beauty of an area. xx

Jessica said...

Prepping for a move is always a little like being in limbo, even if you're just moving across town. It must be a bit strange to be packing up to leave the country, but it also sounds like an amazing adventure.
I love the background for these shots, the huge stones and vibrant orange and brown background are really lovely, so very fall.

Daria@Kittenhood said...

Just thinking I might move to another country (which I'm considering) makes me feel like I'm in limbo, so it's totally understandable with you, especially since you're already out of your home. But it's not gonna be long now - and your hair looks amazing these days!:)

Jo said...

Your thoughts on limbo are on point. My life has been fairly nomadic, though not nearly as much as your, but it has left me with a great sense of hesitation. I hesitate to make friends, hang pictures, paint walls etc. I have been living in the same place for almost 3 years now, which is almost the longest I have lived anywhere in the last 11 years, and I am just now accepting the fact that I am not leaving. Appreciating the little things seems so hard when the big stuff is so influx.
And you clothes are lovely as ever. Loving the boots.

fleur_delicious said...

Oh, I know exactly what you mean - and I hate the in-between place. I'm terrible at being between places; it makes me restless.

Do you plan to continue on with the blog in Northern Ireland? I'll be so interested to see how things here might shift and evolve with your new surroundings!

Isa Machado said...

You look gorgeous dear! :)

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Nikki Williams said...

that dress is gorgeous!

xx nikki

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Michaela Scalisi said...

Such a beautiful outfit!

I know how you feel. I do have the same feeling for a long time now, and somehow never feel to be in the right place...

wish you the best