With the events going on in Ukraine, I’ve tuned in and kept myself informed about the unfolding circumstances, watching the footage put up on YouTube from Ukrainians seeing things firsthand. I keep pondering that in itself in amazement; how much has modern warfare changed, due to social media!! Videos of tanks on the move, jet fighters being intercepted in mid-air, civilians standing up for themselves gallantly – like we are seeing it firsthand ourselves, through cell phone video. Nothing like this existed in, say, WWII. Heck, this didn’t even exist when I was in high school when the war in Iraq/Afghanistan started. This is where I think social media is used for the good! Keeping people informed and empathetic to what’s going on.
Having said that…I quickly realized it’s easy to intake a little too much! It made me feel heavy. And helpless, knowing there’s nothing I can do to change these unfortunate circumstances. It was surreal knowing that my most recent additions to my USSR collection (two postcards I mentioned a few blog posts ago) came to me from an Etsy seller in Ukraine – the city the seller is in, now under siege. It makes me wonder how they are doing.
So, while still staying informed and keeping these things in my thoughts, I reminded myself to enjoy my everyday blessings and enjoy the good things I can control. Like wearing a bear-themed outfit, or wearing gingham print. Because gosh darn it, both make me feel like sunshine. ☀️ So here we go!!! To offset the heavy intake of war stuff, I’m countering it with super kawaii cuteness. Because I need that balance.
The first outfit is a sailor-inspired, nautical look! The other two are all about the gingham. Oh, and bears! 🐻💕
See ya next time!! ✌🏼💗