Jacket: Alexander McQueen (old, but crushing on this jacket); Sweater: Everlane (sold out, but similar style here); Skirt: Yigal Azrouel borrowed from Elizabeth Charles; Boots: Celine; Beanie: H&M; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Full disclosure: I've written and rewritten this post about 5 times. I also intended to post it last week. And then decided to rewrite it. Again.
Not because I'm nervous to share my news (quite the opposite actually). It's more I can't believe some of what I'm typing is about to happen. The best way I can describe it is a deep rooted fear in jinxing something. Like if I hold on too closely to it now, it'll slip through my fingers. And that's the tricky thing about hope. We always try to hold out for it, but not overly so, because that means we might be disappointed in the end. It's quite the frustrating balance to strike.
But this time, I'm just going to say fuck it and jump. And man. I have to say, it feels good!
For starters, last Thursday marked my 29th birthday. Like a cold slap in the face, my last year of my 20s snuck up on me. Don't get me wrong -- I'm embracing it, full-heartedly. Like a last hurrah to a decade, to really run at full speed toward everything I've wanted to accomplish over the past few years, without looking back or thinking twice.
Which is why, next month, I'm moving to New York.
Even typing that sentence makes me deathly afraid that I'll wake up tomorrow and it won't be true. For those of you who have followed This Time Tomorrow for a few years now, you may recall I was planning on moving to New York a while back for work, until the start up I was working at went into acquisition talks with Google. Fast forward five years later and I've built a life that I really enjoy here in San Francisco, with friends that I call family, a job that truly challenges me and some great relationships that have made me a stronger and better person in the end. I wouldn't change a single second of it, if given the opportunity.
But now I'm ready to start the next chapter. I'm afraid, excited, doubtful and hopeful all at the same time -- and it's reminding me that the unknown is something I shouldn't be fearful of. It should be a reminder of what it feels like to be alive.
Granted, having said all of this, I realize this isn't the most groundbreaking change or news I could be announcing, but for me, it's a longtime dream coming true. And I'm beyond excited to document and share the journey with you guys along the way -- even incorporating a little bit of a facelift around the blog and the content I focus on here at This Time Tomorrow. Style and fashion will always be a passion of mine, but I think the longer I stay in this community, the more I'm starting to evaluate what it is that inspires me and keeps me coming back to this creative space every day. Travel, lifestyle topics, restaurant reviews, and general life updates have been things I've sprinkled in here and there from time to time, and rather infrequently at best. I want to change that. If there are past posts or types of content you really want to see here on This Time Tomorrow, I'd love to know. If there's something I'm not doing enough of, I'd love to know. If there's something I'm doing that you hate, yes, I'd also love to know. You get the picture -- let's make this a conversation, shall we?
But for right now, I'd love to know, what dream of yours scares you and what are you doing today to scream at it in the face and leap into it?