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Slowly Returning to Reality

As you can probably guess from my recent sporadic postings, I haven’t been in my usual schedule. Two weeks ago I was in Philly for my nephew’s sixth birthday and up until Tuesday I was on a stay-cation at home. It was hard to tear myself away from sleeping and reading to post or even read other blogs. Seriously, my bloglovin’ feed is at an obscene number right now.

While watching my nephew play with his friends and talk to his mother and occasionally get pouty and cry, I realized that I really don’t want to be a mother. This is something I’ve been saying since I was 16, but it rings even more true for me now. I like kids, and I sure do love my nephew (and young cousins). But I don’t think it’s in me to be a mother. Part of it may be selfishness or part of it may be fear of screwing up a kid and creating a serial killer or worse, a future cast member of Jersey Shore 2045: Jersey Shore on The Moon. As long as I’m being honest, watching my cousin die a few years at age 10 was so painful that I can’t even imagine being a mother and going through that. This shit is way too personal for a Thursday morning, right?

I also realized that my parents officially love the cats more than me. While I was away, Calliope got scared and ran up into a tree. My parents went into the attic, got our 10-foot ladder and my pops climbed up to rescue my poor kitty cat. Nevermind that she probably would have come down on her own eventually. That’s real love, man.

oh, and my laptop power cord caught on fire! That was less exciting than it sounds. Guess that’s what happens when your computer is nearly 8 years old, huh?

Here’s what I’ve worn since I’ve been back at work. I really like the color combo in the first outfit. My shirt in the second outfit is from Gilt, the online shopping site. I have to say, their shipping and customer service is really, really awesome. I’m a big fan!


green maxi skirt and orange top

business casual outfit


Outfit 1
shirt- Calvin Klein
skirt- H&M
jewelry- old/vintage

Outfit 2
shirt- Nanette Lepore from Gilt
skirt- Filene’s Basement
shoes- Aldo

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Sing July 7, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I never wanted children either and the older I get the more firm I get about it.
    Love that wrap top.

  • Aglimpseofglamour July 7, 2011, 3:58 pm

    very cute outfits, najeema! i am sure your parents love you just as much as they love the cats.


  • Anonymous July 7, 2011, 6:57 pm

    I love both of your outfits!  I especially love that blue wrap top!  

    I think I’m sort of with you on not wanting to be a mom–well, I don’t think I would want to be one right now.  Kudos to your parents for rescuing your cat and glad she is okay. 

  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime July 7, 2011, 7:00 pm

    I am LOVING outfit #1. That orange is gorgeous on you.   Glad to have you back to posting :) I have been busy this week and been just marking all 1000+ posts in my Google Reader as read…sometimes you just gotta!

  • Marta July 7, 2011, 7:17 pm

    I like the combination of colors in pic #1! I was checking back for updates. I tried to add you to my google reader but it didn’t work.

  • Kristen July 7, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I also have made the decision to be child free. What I think is crazy is how everyone tries to talk me out of that decision (always people who are parents themselves). I respect their decision! They should respect mine.

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou July 8, 2011, 12:08 am

    I think I could easily go child free but alas, between my husband and my Greek mother in law I fear I will cave sooner or later. Being an only child, I think we happen to be extremely lucky, well adapted children;) And I would be fine with having one myself!

  • Santina July 10, 2011, 5:13 am

    Love that H&M skirt on you!

    Truth be told, I just don’t like being around kids. Not my thing. I’m with you – I will never be a mother! I’ll stick with cats. :)

  • loveatfirstshop July 11, 2011, 8:58 pm

    that maxi skirt is to die for! perfection

  • Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons July 13, 2011, 1:36 am

    Totally legit reasons to get backlogged, and happens to all of us….minus the flaming power cord! Ahhh!!! 

  • Nnenna July 13, 2011, 2:16 am

    I love your skirt in the first picture!  Also, your cord caught on fire?? I totally would have freaked out!

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