It's Double O Jenn with an apology from her pen. I truly owe PUGStyle an apology... I have been away for several months (my last update was Jan 28, 2013), and it has been due to personal issues I had to deal with/work out, and my own misconceptions/misinterpretations from discussions here. Probably best to start at the beginning, so let me begin here:
I began to wane away from PUGStyle back in September because I personally felt that – as someone who does not own a single piece of PUG's clothing or accessories – that I did not have the true wherewithal to be a PUG. Let me be clear: NO ONE TOLD ME THIS NOR WAS THERE EVER SOMEONE WHO INTONED IT. However the feeling came about, I know it was my own insecurity at work here (well, I know it now, anyway). When I began on PUGStyle, I was ECSTATIC – finally someplace where there are other women like me who like my sense of style and I won't be judged or mocked for it!! How I went from the excitation to the other I really don't know. I know that my waning began to really come into place when I started dating someone, and it became the “excuse” I needed/wanted to not log onto the site anymore except occasionally. Since I could communicate with the one person who was admirably insistent (and to whom I owe great thanks!) outside of PUGStyle, I didn't feel it necessary to log on at all. I also felt that because my blog wasn't well received, it was a personal reflection on me not being well received. I am truly now well aware of how self-centered that sounds (as well as childish), hence part of the reason for this long-winded apology.
Since relationships come and go, and insistent people to whom I owe great thanks do not, I have slowly come to realize that I am a PUG with or without the clothes. PUGStyle helped me find MY style – one that took 36 years of evolution and a lit fuse from PUG. Without seeing all of your words, your pictures, your stories, I would have never gotten to the place I am now in owning my sense of style and who I am as a person. I miss talking to the few of you who I had regular conversations with... you have made such an impression on my heart and my life that I will be forever grateful.
And so, with all of that being said, I apologize to all of you at PUGStyle.
I'm back, and thankfully, there is a BACK to be at.