Big Life Changes

Hello again! Has it really been March since I’ve last posted?!? Things have gotten quite busy over here since my last post at the end of March. I had some posts that were almost ready to go up, but they never got finished because we were hit with some major life changing news at the beginning of April. We’re having a baby!

This pregnancy, though very much wanted and planned, has not been the easiest. With everything that has been going on some things (like this blog) have had to fall to the wayside in order to figure out this new change in our lives. Within the next month or so we will be welcoming our new family member and figuring out parenting. While I would love to say that I would be able to post up here regularly and manage everything else too, I know that isn’t a realistic goal for now. I am going to try to put up some posts here and there, but I’m not going to promise a schedule for the near future. Once we finally figure out our “new normal” I hopefully will be back here once again.

I hope you are all having a wonderful December so far! If I don’t manage to make another post before our little one comes have a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year.

The Joys of Writer’s Block

Ahh the age-old problem for writers. I haven’t really been updating my blog for the past two weeks because I came down with a bad case of writer’s block. Nothing like staring at a blank page for hours with no luck whatsoever. It’s not that I didn’t have topics I wanted to write about, it just wasn’t flowing properly and I just became a giant squid of anger with every failed attempt.

So this past week I’ve been focusing my energy on other creative projects to try and get the juices flowing again. I finished loom knitting a hat, I did a little painting, and I did a little stress-free writing. What I mean by stress-free writing is I could just write whatever came to mind and it could be complete and utter crap. Since I don’t publicly post these pieces they are a lot less stress than writing a blog post. Sometimes just writing random bits of prose no one is going to read can really help push me through my writer’s block. I really like using the book 642 Things To Write About when I’m stuck for topics or ideas.

Luckily for all of you I have my inspiration back and I’ll be making-up the posts I missed in the next two weeks.

A Whole New Year

It’s the end of January and I haven’t gotten around to posting anything yet! Well at least I still have a few hours to make the January cutoff. January 2016 has been the beginning of my new start. At the end of 2015, after being very sick sick and having all my plans fall apart, I made some goals for myself for the new year. I’ve (surprisingly) been sticking to them throughout the month of January. Though there are only two goals, I think they are goals everyone can relate to.

1) Take care of myself: Now this is a hard one for me. I love to take care of everyone else and make sure everyone around me is okay, but I tend to forget about myself and will sometimes overwork and over-stress myself until I’m sick and need to stop everything. This year I’m focusing on making sure I’m alright and okay. It’s hard to help others when you can’t help yourself, so I’m just doing a mental check once or twice a week to make sure I’m okay and taking care of myself (fingers crossed I get better soon!).

2) Finish what you start: I am known for starting all sorts of little projects around the house, but I tend to get bored or tired of them halfway through and just leave them for later. I’ve decided this year is the year things get done. I’ve made a list of all my little projects and I’m slowly whittling them down until I finish them all. The major rule for this is I cannot start any other projects until I finish all my older ones. No matter how badly I want to start another project I use that as incentive to finish my current works in progress. So far I haven’t finished any projects, but I have a few that are very close to completion.

So that’s what I’ve been up to in the new year so far. It may not seem like much, but I feel like these are achievable goals that focus on some of my weaknesses that I’d like to work on. At least I’m never without something to do.

I’ll be posting some more in February as I have a few little projects in the works that I’m sure will be interesting to some of you. Until next time!

Where I’ve Been & the Future For This Blog

Hi. It has definitely been a while. Just over three months to be exact. This absence was not planned. I had blog posts in the works, schedules all planned out, then WHAM! Life hit. It hit hard. I’m not going to go into detail with what I’ve dealt with for the past few months, but I can’t just leave my blog like this forever.

Part of me really wanted to jump back into blogging, but part of me just wanted to not touch this blog again. I couldn’t just jump back in like I hadn’t been gone and avoiding this blog for three months, but I couldn’t just leave without a trace. I really do love blogging and writing about things I enjoy and love.

And now for the future of this blog. I will be posting more regularly on this blog, it’s just going to take me some time to get back into the swing of things. I’m going to be posting at least every other week and I will be sharing some of the adventures I’ve been on during this absence.

Hope everyone is enjoying the last of their summer, and I look forward to sharing more posts with you!