Writing about your personal life isn't always easy. Granted, for me it is easier to write about it than to talk about it, being the introvert that I am. But even so, writing about yourself isn't easy. And it is difficult to know how far you want to go, how much you want to let people in. This is especially true when you have a disease. And probably even more true when you suffer from mental illness, which is so stigmatised.
Writing about my depression, OCD and anxiety was not something I really thought much about the first time around. I didn't go in to many details about how my disorders made me feel, but tried to describe how they are. So it was easy in a way. The latest post I wrote, about my 2015, on the other hand, I thought a lot about. It got quite personal, and for some time I was unsure on whether or not I wanted to let you in so close to me.
The reactions I got from the post made me realise I had nothing to worry about. Again, I must thank all of you that have reached out to me after that post. It meant everything to me that you would let alone read it, and as it has become one of the most popular posts of mine, I can know for a fact that it has been read. But to get all those sweet, caring, understanding and intelligent comments, both here on the blog and on Instagram gave me a whole new gratitude to my readers/followers. I can't thank you enough - you are all worth your weight in gold! If the world was filled with people like you it would be paradise on earth.
I have to stop now, before I get too emotional.
Let's talk about the dress instead. I believe a black, sleeveless, velvet dress is a wardrobe essential. It is like one of the essential amino acids, you just need to have it in your wardrobe to create outfits around. This one that I'm wearing has been on my wishlist for close to a year, but it's from the AW14 collection of Book of Deer, so I was only lucky enough to get one recently when Book of Deer had a sale of the old collection. It is still available, and I can truly recommend it. Not only is it a lovely baby doll silhouette, but it has got amazingly delicate and beautiful details, that do not show very well in my pictures.
After a year of pining for this dress I can conclude, patience is a virtue.
Blouse: H&M (old)
Overknee socks: H&M (old)