It's been forever (seriously) since I've posted anything on here and I figured that it was finally time to check in and say 'hi' to those of you who keep logging on...hoping that I've posted something...hoping that I've done something to indicate that I'm still alive.
Well have no fear! I'm alive and kicking (and from time to time, also screaming...)!
Awhile back I felt like I needed to take a break from the whole blogging thing...take some time to figure out some personal stuff. Focus in on a couple of things - take some time out to explore, be creative in new ways, refresh myself and hopefully come back to you ready to bombard your in-box with a gazillion new posts.
I'm almost there!
The thing is, I've realized that as goofy as it might sound, I'm not the same guy that I was a couple of months ago. Hell, I feel like I'm light years away from the guy who first started this blog last year. A lot has happened over the past little while that's made me stop and review and access pretty much everything in my life. From my career, to friends, to the music that I'm listening to, to what I choose to do with my free time, to where I see myself in a couple of years, to the type of guy I want to be, etc, etc, etc (the list really goes on and on).
Anyways, as such, I really don't feel like Dan Mitchell | Style is reflective of who I really am. I'm kind of feeling like I've been fronting on y'all. Like I was trying to portray some exaggerated version of myself who needed everything and anything to be perfect. Some guy who got worked up and overly excited about silly projects and pillow covers.
The thing is, that's not me.
Well, okay. So maybe there were parts of me that enjoyed treasure hunting and finding neat things, but at the same time, that's not all that I'm about. And frankly, it took way more energy than it should have to be excited about posting different write-ups...finding pictures, etc. It became a chore. Like something that I felt like I needed to do because I'd hyped things up to friends, family, etc.
So while I don't necessarily want to write about paint (I still haven't finished painting my living room...), or pillows or brick walls, I do miss rambling. I miss some of the cool interactions that I've had over the past year with individuals that have stumbled across me. So here I am...back here...with some new ideas, a fresh perspective and hopefully enough ambition to pull everything together and get this project back to the point where it's 'fun' and not a chore.
I'm not saying that the magic is going to happen overnight. I've got a few ideas for where I'd like to take this puppy. Perhaps a change of name...loads more variety, me being a lot more personal (and perhaps candid and blunt), but hopefully just as fun for you to read and explore.
I'm thinking music. Life. Books. Adventures. Relationships. Stupid things I've learned or uncovered. Food (that other people have prepared...I hate cooking). Random pictures & articles on issues and things that have caught my attention. Me being frank and discussing some of the ish that I'm dealing with in my own life.
I'm sure that some point along the way you'll end-up seeing another post where I resort to showing you pictures of brick walls or galvanized stools....but am I actually obsessing or fawning over 'whitewashed brick walls'? No, probably not. Chances are the first time round I was feeling lazy but felt obligated to post....which is not something that I want to do this time round.
So here we go.
Rested. Relaxed. Fresh perspective. New interests. Still Dan....but no more fronting or stupid BS about how exciting pillows can be (I could care less).
It's not going to be perfect. It might be a bit too candid or blunt for some of you, but at the same time I think it's the route that I need to, and want to go.