I’m taking a month or two off from writing here. I need to temporarily slow my life down in order to speed it up again in the best possible way.
I feel like I need a break from thinking about clothes in order to have a fresh perspective on it. I have the how of writing about it down pat, but I need to take some time to really think about the why and the what. I’ve also been strangely content with my wardrobe as of late, so a month of wearing the same stuff should help knock me out of that delusion.
The WordPress/blog format doesn’t appeal to me as much anymore. This platform isn’t suited to my irregular posting schedule because people just don’t read this way anymore. Substack, on the other hand, seems more and more interesting to me. The newsletter platform follows the likes of Patreon in helping content creators financially go indie, and is compatible with the (likely) increased ‘hiving’/segregation/siloing/’stan’-ing of internet content. If Substack does more for reader experience, like a unified feed and better social and community features, I could see it blowing up the way old Tumblr did. I might lose some of you all in a switch over, but it’s so cool to be the kind of writer who doesn’t give a shit about that sort of thing, isn’t it?
The next month of my life is going to be critical in determining the trajectory of my next few years. I have a lot of hard decisions to make about the specializations I pursue in graduate school this year, the relationships in my life I want to nurture, my base (country) of operations, and the pace of life I want to live.