Exploring the Unknown

Hi, hi, hi there!

Today I'm FINALLY bringing you a new outfit post!
If you follow me on Instagram, 
you know that I was in Washington D.C. this past weekend for Memorial Day and to visit Will's brother. 
While I was there, I took over Maude Boutique's Instagram (@shopmaude).
I had so much fun bringing Maude along on my trip.
I will be posting more of my first trip to D.C. on Monday.

Here is the super comfy outfit I wore on Saturday while we explored Georgetown....
I'm in love with these MINKPINK floral pants, and my Dolce Vita sandals from Maude.
Seriously the best outfit choice for walking around a new city all day.

Top: Nasty Gal
Pants: Nasty Gal ( sold out, but you can get them HERE)
Bag: Michael Kors (similar HERE)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar HERE, and HERE)
Bracelets: Gifts from Will & My Sister, Kelly


quote via Pinterest

Hello There,

Remember me?
The girl who has been MIA from Nomad en Vogue for the past month or so.
If you've been wondering where I've been or what I have been up to,
this is the post will help you understand.
If you aren't wondering because this is your first visit, then welcome!
Welcome to the blog of a twenty-something year old girl who has definitely not been the best blogger lately.

For the handful of readers I may have, I want you all to know that I haven't forgotten about Nomad en Vogue.  Not to make excuses, but I have been in quite a"funk" lately.
This "funk" has lead me to not feel quite like myself, and also made me temporarily change my priorities.  You see, my current situation is not ideal.  Professionally and geographically I am not where I want to be.  Did I know this when I moved to Little Rock a year ago?  No.  At the time it seemed like the perfect way to start my life after college.  Do I regret it?  No, I don't.  It was for a reason, however my loved ones are far away, and my irregular work schedule leaves me little time to have any sort of a social life...something hard for this social butterfly.  As much as I've been trying to stay positive and tell myself that this situation is temporary, it has really taken a toll on me.   I am doing my best to have patience and understand that this is just a tiny part of God's plan for me.  
It's not the end all, be all.

To my family, boyfriend, and friends, none of this is new information.
But, to you all, it may be a surprise.

It is so easy for us to post positive things on social media.
Who wants to be a debbie downer?
It is far from easy to share when things aren't quite going your way.
And things are most certainly not going my way.
Taking a step back is something I really needed to do.

Of course I know that things could be so much worse.
 I'm reminded on a daily basis how blessed I am.  Focusing on these blessings,  along with growing my relationship with God is what has gotten me through the lonliness of living by myself for the first time, being upset with my inconsistant work schedule, being far from my loved ones, and honestly, from just being down right confused about where my career is going.
Nothing feels balanced right now, and that is something I yearn for.
I really believe balance is crucial for my sanity. (I am the true definition of a Libra.)
He has a plan, and as much as I may get upset or frustrated sometimes, I have faith that one day He will allow me to understand this obstacle.  It will all make sense one day.

My time and energy outside of work, has been used to figure out how to exactly get myself out of this situation and into one that will make me feel more fulfilled.  I have been trying to live more in the moment, while doing my best to focus on the many positives in my life.
This blog has been such an amazing creative outlet for me.  Although I have had to put posting on hold for a little while, I want you to know it is temporary.  It is temporary A.) Due to my lack of time for outfit posts, not to mention a lack of my handy dandy photographer, Will. and B.) Because I am a girl on a mission to do what she loves, and I am taking time to figure out how to reach that goal.

Thank you so much for understanding and taking the time to let me share this with you.

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