The Occasional Struggle With Leaving the House

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


I've always been what you would call a homebody. I like being in the comfort of my own home. I joke that I hate leaving the house, but I don't actually mind it. If I had a choice though, I'd probably stay inside. This doesn't have to do with the weather (well, it kind of does when it's negative degrees outside...literally), but more to do with my motivation to do, really anything as of late. 

My introversion isn't really any secret, but I don't use that as an excuse to not go out, and I really don't buy the idea that introversion = socially awkward or a hermit. I just need my alone time, y'all. But as of late, my need for alone time has increased exponentially and I really don't know why.

Is it the weather? Is it me trying to protect myself from spending money because I know I'll someway, somehow, end up at the mall? Or is it just me not pushing myself to be more motivated in the whole "social" aspect of my life?

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This isn't the Not Too Deep podcast with Grace Helbig, but really, it's probably the latter. I left the house yesterday though, which is good. And I'm leaving it today. And probably tomorrow too. Three days is a great streak if you ask me.

Maybe this is good for me though. Like, I used to be very accustomed to spending seven days a week out of the apartment, doing god knows what. I should probably just enjoy my time off and embrace it. But also like, fresh air would probably be a good idea, so maybe a nice lil' drive somewhere would be helpful. I should also probably change out of pajamas...and stop binge-watching vlogs like they're a serial television drama...at least I'm eating frozen mango chunks while I do it, that's a plus.


On a venture ~ outside of the house ~ last week, my mom and I accidentally stumbled upon something that I believe is called the Art Alley? Maybe? You would think that I didn't grow up in Niagara Falls...I've been gone for four years, forgive me y'all! Anyways, the name is pretty straightforward. Just an alleyway with a bunch of different paintings that are, honestly, cool AF. This painting in particular is called Lapse and it is by Tricia Butski


Turtleneck: Target
Shirt: J. Crew Factory
Sweater: American Eagle
Skirt: American Eagle
Leggings: Hue
Sneakers: Adidas
Bag: Saint Laurent
Hat: Stolen from my mom in like, 2013.
She wanted everyone to know it's actually from France though, probably so she seems cooler, tbh.


2 comments

  1. I'm like you - I can be such a homebody too! Especially in the winter! I just don't want to be outside longer than I have to and if I want to see my friends, I'd rather they come over to me rather than meeting them elsewhere haha.
    On a sartorial note, I really like this look! So cool you found an artful alley for your photos!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I both love and hate that the weather can influence my being a homebody hahaha. Either it's too cold or even over the summer when it's sweltering I'd rather just be in air conditioning...looks like fall and spring are my seasons jkjkjk. Also thank you! I just kept throwing on layers and hoped for the best lol

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