Where I'm at + What's Next | Seersucker Sass

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where I'm at + What's Next

I feel like 2016 has without a doubt been my  biggest year for personal growth.  But despite finally starting to get the hang of this adulting thing and coming into my own and having so many learning experiences that I could be sharing with you, I haven't felt much of a desire to write.

When I was growing up, my mom owned a preschool.  I was surrounded by children from different backgrounds and all different walks of life.  I knew that there were children who had less than me and children who had more than me, and I was raised to treat them all with the same kindness and respect.  But this year, I've really felt a fire lit under me, and I've learned to "check my privilege."

At last month's Junior League meeting, there was a plea for donations of panties and feminine hygiene products.  I learned that in the homeless community, panties are considered a luxury.  And it just totally blew my mind that something that most of us don't even think twice about is considered a luxury item.

And of course there's the elephant in the room - racial tension and innocent lives taken too soon.  There's so much fear in our world, and it just makes me so sad.  I'm sad to see families destroyed, I'm sad to see cities destroyed, I'm sad to see so much violence.  When I sit down to write, these things just cloud my mind, and I can never find the words to say.

While I love my little corner of the internet, I want to be sure that I'm bringing y'all posts of substance.  Pretty pictures are nice, but if my post is nothing but pretty pictures every day, I'm not doing either of us any favors.  I want to help women not only navigate the post-grad world, but I want to help women feel inspired and empowered to make a difference.  There will be still be funny stories  and beauty posts (who wants to take life too seriously?), but my goal is to create more truly meaningful and helpful content to balance that out, and planning that out may take a little bit of time.

I want to end by saying thanks for your support of Seersucker Sass - past, present, and future, but especially during this break my heart for what breaks Yours season of my life.  If you stop by and there hasn't been a post in a while, just send a little prayer or positive vibe my way because I'm probably up to my eyeballs in silent auction items or sitting in a volunteer board meeting that has lasted entirely too long... And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Enough from me.  I'd love to hear from you in the comments.  What is a cause you're passionate about in your community or in our world?


  1. Your blog is such a positive place I love following it! You've created a great community, and we'll be here whenever you blog!

  2. It is so sad how much violence is in the world today. Innocent lives are being taken and this is such a sad thing that should not be happening.

  3. I love this & think it is amazing that you are trying to make a difference. It is so important!!

  4. Hang in there girl, but how awesome are you!! I love this post thanks for all of the reminders that we should be aiming to inspire and help those around us.

    Sara Kate Styling

  5. I love love love this post. Though I love blogging I have to say there are times when I am majorly annoyed with the blogging world because it can be pretty vapid. I am all about emphasizing the fun and happy and pretty parts of life but sometimes I think bloggers fail to recognize priviledge or the fact that the world is SO much more than purses and tropical vacations. I guess I'm from the school of thought that believes having a voice and a platform gives someone the responsibility to use it to make a positive impact. I know not everyone will agree with this view but I'm so happy and impressed you bring so much substance to this platform!

  6. I am definitely in the same "I want to do more" mindset. I am currently in the middle of a quarter-life crisis because of this mindset. I'm finding its increasingly hard to want to do something, anything about today's current social situation or any injustice, but I'm just stuck. There's so much to do that I don't know where to start. I'm always here to talk if you feel like you are "too stuck" - I might not have much to offer back right away, but I'm always here to listen.

  7. I loved this post Dana. You said it so eloquently and described so much of how I am feeling/feel. There is so much happening in the world and I hope to be able to empower and inspire others. I love what you said about never being able to find the words to say with all the tensions in our society. I feel the same and occasionally go on an Instagram rant about it. But even now i just can find the words to say other than thank you for your transparency and corner of the internet inspiring us!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  8. It's definitely crazy how expensive necessary items are, and crazy how companies are raising prices so some people can't even afford them. I loved this post, and agree with the "want to do more" feeling!


  9. I love how much you care about the content you post and what it means to those who read it! This is so nice.



  10. The world today is such a sad place, but I'm so happy to have people like you in it trying to make it a better place!

  11. I love your whole outlook. There's always so much more we can do! I often feel the same way with my blog - I love what I blog about and so much of it is fun and light, but I want to make sure that I'm shedding light on real issues in our community as well.


  12. I think it's always a good idea to spread a little light and positivity wherever you can. I love that there are people like you who want to make the world a better place for everyone!

  13. Love how you turn your corner of the web into something good! I think bringing awareness to a cause is a big thing bloggers should do.

  14. I love what you chose to spoke about on today's post! I love that you're utilizing your audience and addressing a topic that while most bloggers don't discuss, is very important to bring up!
    xo, Syd

  15. The world has been very crazy as of late and I understand taking a little break from writing. Don't let it bring your down though!

  16. I completely adore this post, mostly because I relate to it 100%! I've felt the same way about blogging and writing lately, like I'm not doing enough or not doing my part to spark change in the world enough through my platform. I'm passionate about women's issues across the board really. Everything from the wage gap to domestic and sexual violence to equality. I really wanted to do a post about Mariska Hargitay's work with End the Backlog which is a charity dedicated to shining a light on the insane backlog of untested rape kits in America (there were 11,304 untested rape kits in the city of Detroit alone in 2009) but thought it might be too deep or dark for my blog. I think you just changed my mind. Thanks so much for sharing! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  17. I've always loved your blog and I will continue to love your blog no matter what direction it goes in! This is such a great and truthful post, Dana and I hope you continue to grow and be happy! I'm excited to see what comes next for Seersucker Sass! :)


  18. I love this post, and I love that you've made a commitment to write about things that really matter to you, regardless of how icky it seems or how uncurated and "off-brand" it might appear. I made the same promise to myself, that I wouldn't get so caught up I what was pretty that I'd forget to talk about what was right. All the love and feels for this!