Ok. I admit that I have been having trouble motivating myself to post something here. As each day passes, and the closing of the store fades a little, it feels weird to keep posting on the L&E site. I never thought that I would get to a point where I wanted to let go completely, but I think it’s a necessary step in moving on with life after Lola & Emily. It’s still a little bit painful to say a ‘final’ goodbye, but I am looking at it as a positive thing.
With that said, I have set up a new blog, appropriately called Tuesdays with Marnie, which has been a beloved category on the L&E blog for a while… Ok “beloved” might be an exaggeration. My Mom seemed to like it. A little. Anyhow, I like writing, and I think it is a good exercise for me… probably not as good an exercise as say… EXERCISE… Life post L&E has made me realize that not only do I need a new focus and a new job, but I need a WHOLE. NEW. BODY… but I will save those deep, personal reflections for the new blog.
I did promise a long time ago that I would post some pics of the re-merchandising of my room that I have done since being unemployed… ahem… I mean re-evaluating my career. I am hesitant to post about it because while it has taken me a long time, when looking at it, I still feel like I am a child, and this is not at all an adult room. I have also realized that over the years, I have accumulated a whole lot of tchochkes. You know, those little cute things that you pick up when you are traveling the world… or visiting Anthropologie. And yet now that I look at it all, I wish that I had put all of that money into a fund to buy REAL FURNITURE. Like a headboard. Or a dresser. I guess one of the things about having the store for so long was that I always thought that there would be more furniture coming in that I could have for my home… and in the meantime, I preferred to sell it or display it in the store because it was beautiful. I probably don’t have to mention that I am regretting that decision now, do I?
In the name of following through on a promise, I am going to post about it anyway. Except that I am going to do it on the new, personal blog Tuesdays with Marnie because it just seems like a better idea. And that way, for any of you lovely blog or FB followers who keep checking back here, thinking that you will be getting some L&E stuff, and finding yourselves repeatedly disappointed by some long, rambling post about nothing in particular written by me, you can just stop reading now and go about your day. For those of you who continue to have an interest in reading said long, rambling posts, you can click here. I am just slightly worried that NO ONE will click the link, so here is a preview of the re-merch to whet your appetite. Or, alternatively, turn you off completely (in the unlikely event that the above comment about saving my deep, personal reflections for the new blog didn’t scare the sh*t out of you already!).
In any case, I hope that some of you who are not related to me will continue reading on the new blog. And if there is ever any info that is strictly L&E related that I feel needs to be posted here, I will do that… But for now, I think that this will simply remain an archive of the wonderful history of L&E.
Onward and upward, riiiiight?
BEFORE and AFTER
BEFORE and AFTER