Plain and Plaid

Hello, World.

I know it’s been a few days, but I have a reason. I promise! For the last week, I did not use social media. I kind of have a little itsy bitsy addiction to Instagram and Facebook, and tend to fall into obsessive checking of all social media networks when I’m trying to avoid homework. I was kind of nervous I wasn’t going to be able to make it a full week, and then be just really pathetic. BUT I am happy to report the only social media I truly missed was this blog. I wanted to post, but at the same time I didn’t want to do a post while I was swearing off the Internet world. Not having access to Facebook and Instagram gave me time each day (because I was way more productive in doing homework and school things) to journal, write, and just think ponder life. I hadn’t written in my journal in roughly a month, which is an unusually long time for me. I guess I had a lot to say because I took roughly 10 pages to say all the things I was thinking. I have this theory that you aren’t truly over something until you write it all out on paper. Because at least when its on paper its an entity separate from you. An entity you can choose to throw away, burn, etc.

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On a final note, something I am looking forward to is the fact my parents are visiting Saturday, and then in just a few short weeks I will be heading North to home, then to the family cabin for Thanksgiving. I LOVE THANKSGIVING. I mean, what’s not to love? Family, food, pie, board games, snow, hiking, movies, cider…must I go on? I’m sure you get why Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday. Also, there’s the whole aspect of taking a day to really think about what you’re thankful for. I, for one, know that I am blessed beyond belief and Thanksgiving really overwhelms me because I have so many things, big and small, to gives thanks for (like the fact that I have two amazing parents and a wonderful sister, and a hilarious [almost] brother). Have a good Wednesday, and remember… Thanksgiving is coming so there is light at the end of the tunnel.


Shirt: Anthropologie Sale//Jacket: Urban Laundry c/o my sister//Leggings: GapBody// Socks: Free People//Boots: Heel and Sole 

Credits: Photographer–Andee, Author–Callie


Callie Leigh

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