Well, it’s only mid-July and it already feels like it has been a crazy, crazy summer! Only mid-July?! My mind feels more like it wants to say “already mid-July?!” Where has it gone?! I feel like I’ve blinked and my summer has disappeared! POOF! (Insert puff of smoke here!) Anybody else feeling this way? I just can’t remember the last summer that has felt so hectic.. weddings, graduations, vacation bible school, doctors appointments, vacation, back to school for me… it’s just been a constant sense of movement. And I feel behind on everything – behind on life! Can you relate to that? THAT, unfortunately, is not an unfamiliar feeling! It is all too familiar! Sometimes it seems like my default mode! Ha ha! But, God always seems to know just when I’m getting to that point where I’m just about to go over the proverbial edge and he gives me a rest! Yesterday I looked at my calendar for the week and, lo and behold, not a thing on it for the whole week! And the heavens opened up and the angel choir began to sing…“Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”
If you follow me on Facebook you know that a couple of weeks ago I told you about some changes that were going to be happening here at Ronnie Rambles On. Some of them you can already see. We have a new look and layout. Hopefully, it’s one that everyone likes and that’s easier for you all to navigate through. I had hoped to break it down even further for you – separating topics into individual “pages”, i.e. devotional writing would be on it’s own page, fiction writing would be on another page, etc – however, after much blood, sweat and tears spent laboring over it, I discovered that that was not possible within WordPress! Go figure! (After Googling it, I discovered a lot of people, like myself, who thought it should be possible, and were just as disappointed as I was!) So, alas, we’ll just have to stick to searching for specific topics through the “categories” system!
But, the biggest change I wanted to tell you about is actually a content change. Now, those of you who enjoy the basic writing content, don’t worry, that’s not changing. I still have every intention of continuing to write devotions and fiction and whatever pops in my head – for better or worse! This content change is simply a matter of addition! If you’ve read Ronnie Rambles On for long, or if you know me personally, or follow me on Instagram, you probably have figured out by now that I have a Passion for Fashion! Well, recently I have taken that passion to the next level. I’ve enrolled in school to get my certification as a Fashion Stylist – a lifelong dream. When I sought out colleges back in my high school days, I waffled between a Creative Writing major and a career in fashion. For various reasons, Creative Writing won out. But my love for fashion was never out of my mind, and in recent months, God brought situations and people into my life that made it clear that now was the time to pursue that dream and walk through that door! So, here I go… and I’m going to bring you with me! (Aren’t you lucky!)
I had already been considering the idea of adding a fashion element to the blog, but now, with the addition of my school and the work I’ll be doing, it seemed like the perfect opportunity! As much as possible, I’d like to walk you through some of my lessons with me… introduce you to some of the concepts I’m learning, show you my projects, share them with you, and perhaps as I’m learning and growing you will as well. But, there’s also another aspect of fashion I’d like to introduce into the blog, also. One of the comments I’ve repeatedly heard from people, and have admittedly been guilty of saying myself in the past, is that fashion is for people with money! We look at magazines, television, and some fashion blogs and the outfits that they wear seem to be so far out of our reach! Even some that claim they’re showing “bargains” or “sales” or things “on a budget” will sometimes make us think, “Well, I don’t know who’s budget they’re working with, but it’s certainly not mine!” And, so, we give up. I want to show you that simply is not the case! FASHION AND STYLE IS FOR EVERYBODY! Every body shape, every pocketbook. I work on a very limited budget, and I’d like to show you you can, too!
Now, I know some of you are saying, “Fashion is not my thing.” I hope this does not scare you away, but rather take this as an opportunity to learn something new and expand your horizons.
To get a peek at some of my outfits – thrifted outfits, in this case – head over to my Instagram page. Last week I took part in a Thrifted Chic challenge, wearing a different thrifted outfit every day. My page is public, so even if you don’t have an Instagram account, you can still go in and look at the pics!