|My boyfriend Jaime and I, courtesy of the Larkspur girls.|
|Jaime's book stand|
|The space we shared with Larkspur (they were on the left)|
|Awesome 1940s dress which will be in the shop soon. Can you spot my tiny reflection? The day got much warmer than I expected and I dropped something on my pants, so I had to change, hence the brown 1960s dress.|
|Fantastic 1930s night gown, in the shop soon too!|
|General view of our spot.|
It's been a while, both because of lack of time and lack of inspiration. I don't feel like lying on my personal blog and just say 'I've been ill' or something similarly vague; I've been dealing with anxiety issues since April to the point I'm currently seeing a therapist and taking medication. It's unfortunate things had to go this far for me to take better care of my person and my life, but I'm slowly becoming more aware of what elements cause me distress, and of what I can change to improve my life for the better. I frequently get caught up between what I want to do and what I should be doing, and often get so distressed I end up doing neither. I couldn't shake off the feeling I was supposed to update this blog, especially after the vintage sale, but for a while (and this applied to most aspects of my life), doing anything outside of the basic requirements (even doing laundry seemed like an insurmontable chore, and I have a washing machine in my kitchen!) would fill me with dread. I was constantly tired and worried, and all I could do was to watch movies in bed or go for long walks when my boyfriend would push me to. Plus, I've been living out of boxes for the past few months, I can't seem to get my glasses fitted properly (they're either too strong or too weak, and I can't wear contacts because of allergies, and cannot use allergy drops because ALL prescription allergy drops available in Canada contain the same preservative, to which I have developed an allergy!!! - Europeans have all the luck), and I'm hungry, and I'm too hot, and I'm tired, and boohoo.
However, things are getting better, and while some parts of the past few months have been awful, others have been excellent. I got to meet the awesome Joy (Of Stranger Sensibilities) for coffee while she was in town, and I got to participate to my very first vintage sale. Unfortunately, not that many people showed up, but I'm still really glad I took part in the event. I got to share a space with the wonderful girls from Larkspur Shoppe, and I couldn't have more respect for the organiser, Penny, who secured the space and contacted everyone on top of preparing the most amazing vintage pieces (just organising my stock was overwhelming!). I'll be updating the shop soon enough, especially now that my apartment is better organised and that I actually have a clear desk onto which to put my computer as well as some walking space, which is rather useful when one has to take product photos. Talking about photos, please hop over to the Larkspur blog for more of the event (I've kept things rather selfish over here out of laziness, and they have photos of all that went on, including the BBQ)!
What about you, how have you been? What have you been reading/listening to/watching/wearing?