My Mighty Pen

Urban Outfitters tunic/dress, Target necklace, AE tee.

I originally saw this dress on Yuka, and then again on the UO website. I bookmarked it, but didn’t buy it. Then a few weeks later, I suddenly had a huge yearning for it. So I went back to UO, hoping it would still be there, and it was! And on sale, to boot. So here I am in the most comfy, adorable, awesome dress ever. It’s probably not the best for really hot summer days, as it’s a thick, fuzzy flannely material, but it’s fine for me right now, and it’ll be perfect for fall and winter.

In other news, I’m working on writing a novel, and illustrating the characters in my sketchbook moleskine. It’s extremely gratifying for me to be working on something productive that I love, and it makes me feel accomplished and fulfilled.

I highly encourage every one of you to do what you believe truly shapes your life; whether it be music, design, art, writing, knitting, or running a marathon. Anything. As long as you do what you believe you are meant to do, what you need in order to feel you, you’ll be happy. I’m slowly learning this myself. I used to go years without writing, and though I didn’t realize it at the time, it truly sapped me. Now I feel like my life finally means something. Yes! Writing!

Sorry this is disjointed and rambly. I’m worried about getting the “Hail to the Chef” achievement in WoW. So sue me.

8 Responses to “My Mighty Pen”

  1. Emily Says:

    I just spent the last two hours painting, which I haven’t done in so long, and I forgot how happy it makes me. Then I came online and saw this post :)

    I hope you’ll share some writing on LJ soon — I love your style and your stories and your characters and… really just everything! You rule, Meg.

  2. ambika Says:

    It’s funny how sewing and making other things has very much replaced writing as a creative output for me. & yes, I do feel listless when I haven’t had the chance to do that over a long period of time.

    Love your tunic.

  3. The Clothes Horse Says:

    That tunic is cute. Don’t you love UO sales?

  4. miss vogue Says:

    my best friend has this dress! you work it welll :)

  5. Tracy Says:

    hi! i´m a girl from germany and just now stumbled over your blog – like it very much and immediately added it to my favourites. please keep on blogging, its very special and inspiring!

  6. Delightfully-Tacky Says:

    Obviously I’m not saying all people who play Dungeons & Dragons are unhygienic and social-lifeless. I’m not a gamer, nor do I ever want to be. My little brother plays Xbox all the time, so I don’t care what people do with their lives. World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, whatever. You’d be silly not to think that obsessive gamers don’t give all gamers a stigma. I know of people who were previously addicted to heroin, then started playing World of Warcraft and stopped shooting up because he became addicted to the game. If you’re gonna be a gamer, I think you have to just laugh about the stereotypes and not take it to heart when people make those generalizations. Of course I’ve met people who play D&D. I’m just making the point that at least I’m not the kind of person who lets the internet or games or whatever take over my life. It bothers me when people spend their lives sitting in front of a screen living their lives virtually. My brother is kind of like that and I just wish he would come out from in front of the video games and interact with real people in the physical world. I know that he’s interacting socially with real people who are on the other end of the game, but it’s just not the same as physical interaction. So love me or hate me, but that’s the way I see it. I really meant no offense by the comment about D&D. You could exchange D&D for any other virtual game really, it was just a comment on wanting to live my life fully engaged in the world.

  7. Eli Says:

    Yes a cute dress…I wish I could I get into the groove of more writing again…good luck!

  8. tieka Says:

    I really love that dress! What a lucky find on sale! I love lurking through UO’s sales. And thanks for your comment on my blog and sorry I’ve been such a slacker on responding. It means the world to me that I can inspire girls.. and for you to leave such a heartfelt comment made my night! Thanks again!

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