neutral territory

After the holidays I tend to feel somewhat delayed getting back “in the game.”  I think it has something to do with  experiencing six weeks of pure holiday indulgence – music, festive lights, parties, anticipation, and cheer followed by an abrupt ending.  You wake up one day and it’s all over.  Poof, gone.  No transition period.  Back to the reality of work, schedules, and deadlines.  It leaves me feeling…well, stuck in neutral.

netural territory


As I sat down to write a post today, I felt a little stumped.  Couldn’t really get my brain around one topic.  But after thinking about it a little, I realized neutral is okay.  It can be a lovely place.  It’s a time to relax.  While it’s certainly not a state of action, it can be a state of reflection.  And that is is a good thing.

Speaking in terms of fashion and design, neutral is a palette which always feels good to me.  No matter the season, I almost always gravitate to neutral.

neutral outfit1

If this outfit were a space, I would imagine it to be something like this beautiful room.  This space has such a feeling of comfort and harmony.

neutral outfit2


Similar to design, neutral in life is necessary.  It gives us a chance to appreciate the overall landscape of life which is strung together with adventure, colorful events, and moments of merriment.  Neutral is an emotional reprieve.  I find it comforting.  Today the house was quiet and the kids went back to school.  I looked around and realized I have a TON to clean up.  But I decided not to stress.  I’m going to sit back and coast a little while longer in neutral.

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  1. CArolyn says:

    Neutral is a great place to be and a great place to start. Wonderful post!

  2. pve says:

    neutral territory sounds good to me, or all White! Somehow it always seems so symbolic of a fresh start to a new day. happy new year.

  3. susie says:

    I love this post. Your words beautifully written. Happy New Year sweet blogger.

  4. Sonya says:

    Captures my feelings exactly. Thank you Seleta & Happy New Year!

  5. JJ says:

    Love it! I crave neutral after a month of living with all the Christmas decor!

  6. Amy says:

    I read this post yesterday, but just had to come back to it today because it is exactly how I’ve felt the past few days! Thanks for putting it into words, Seleta! Nailed it!

  7. Katharina says:

    Neutral is wonderful… unfortunatly I already left that stage again… great post!

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