I always think I’m going to be so excited when the clocks go back and then it’s 10 p.m. and I’m on my couch yawning like it’s my job. I’m so excited to vote tomorrow but I’d be lying to you (and to myself) if I said that I wasn’t a little nervous about the outcome. Just like everyone else in these United States, I’m tired of the ads & the ridiculous celebrity endorsements (I’m looking at you Melissa Joan Hart!). But, in spite of all the political tension, tomorrow is an important day & the outcome will say so much about this country and where we’re headed. So, no matter what you believe, I hope you exercise your right to vote – it’s an incredible gift we’ve been given, to allow our collective voices to sound for what we believe in and what we won’t stand for as a nation.

I feel like my life has been insanely busy lately, but it’s a good busy for the most part. One of my oldest & dearest friends is off to the Caribbean to marry one of the most amazing men I’ve met in this life. I’ve also been trying to fill my weekends with much photography as possible. Editing photos is absolutely like having a second job. The actual shooting I love so much that, while hard, remains fun for me. Maybe I’ll learn to love editing? Ha ha, probably not.

I hope you had a good weekend and if you were affected by Sandy that things are back to some semblance of normal.

First, isn’t closet such a bizarre word? The other day I pulled out my giant bin of winter clothes. I like to think that I’ve built a closet that is largely full of clothes that I can wear year-round by adding tights or another layer or taking away those things but I mean – I can’t wear a sweater in June without dying. It was exciting to see those things again with new eyes – it’s like shopping without spending any of my precious monies!

Having said that – I will confess to you that my closet is a nightmare. Every blue moon I work myself into a froth about organizing it, kind of fix things and then let it work itself back into disarray. I love when it’s all color-coded & easy to see things, but…I just – it’s exhausting. Yes, this is one of my life’s real problems. Judge me.

One of the issues is that we simply don’t have a lot of space. I’m going to have to get more creative with organization because it is a stone cold wreck in there. The other is that (gulp) I’m going to have to get rid of some things. This is a problem because a. I like my stuff. b. Since I had weight loss surgery and pretty much replaced my entire wardrobe, nothing is “old”, therefore I don’t feel like it needs to be given away or tossed out c. I really like my stuff. It’s not that I don’t have things that aren’t getting worn but it’s not because they don’t fit or I don’t like them – it’s because…I have so much stuff.

So, hopefully tonight & tomorrow I’m going to devise some kind of closet plan & get my act together. If you have tiny closet tips – I’d LOVE to hear them.