BY LAMYA CRUZ
Bb’s back and I must divulge--
It took me approximately three months to put together this two hour and twelve minute playlist. (IKR.) So, I hope you likey. I also hope that this impels you just as it has impelled me. This is my form of a peace offering; an olive branch, if you will, for my lack of inconsistency revolving around this blog the past several months.
I have done a lot of thinking, reading, working my job job and religiously catching up on Real Housewives. I was consumed with everything, expect for sitting my butt down in a chair and writing. In fact, I was avoiding the process altogether. Dreading it even. Blatantly, I was feeling unmotivated and uninspired. (Perhaps more than a little self-conscious about my writing, if I’m being all the way real.) I had to reassess Vim Mood as a whole. So, that’s what I did.
I started to wonder, “what did my authentic voice sound like again?” I felt like my initial vison was competing with this idea occupying something else in this influencer/blogger space that didn’t necessarily feel as genuine or as introspective as I had imagined. I wasn’t so sure anymore. Even though at one time I know I was. I was just over thinking it and you know how that can go.
So, I decided to strip it all the way back, from the content to the new format. I wanted to start from a place of sheer enthusiasm, anxiety, gratitude and empowerment – whatever form that chooses to encompass itself in—it’s still a work in progress. One thing I do know to be true is this, I love sharing perspective and individuality. And that’s what I will attempt to muse from.
The point of “groove theory” is to find the rhythm that suites your modus operandi – one step at a time. Corny, but so necessary. Right? Right. This is just my long-winded way of saying I see you – stick around, there is more to come and please savor the gloriousness that is this playlist and of course find your groove within this newly formatted and forever evolving space.