So... Its 2013. Every blog in blog-dom has already made resolutions and brave proclamations for the coming 12 months. Except this one. Which has set idle for much too long. So I suppose its my turn to fess up and get this show back on the road. Hold onto your hats.... this is gonna be a doozy.
I’m a little ashamed of myself for allowing this space to sit quiet for so long. I’d like to say I’m ashamed of myself for not keeping up with new projects and new tutorials to share and giveaways and crafty news but really thats not the reason at all. I’m ashamed of myself for keeping quiet when things here, at home, starting looking not-so-good. Its difficult to blog those pretty pictures and new projects when the life behind them is falling apart and instead of saying so I kept quiet.
There was a time when I blogged not just for the pretty pictures. I used to write about whatever I felt like writing about even if it had nothing to do with kids or crafting or being a mom and even if what I had to say pissed some people off. Somewhere along the line I got sucked into trying to keep up with those uber-perfect crafty-mom blogs and I quit writing what I wanted to write. I started wondering if the things I had to say might impact pattern sales or readership partly due to some dealings I had with publishers and agents... seems the first things they want to know are blog stats and what you’re doing to up your readership.
Truth is... I’ve never been very good at that part of designing and blogging. All I now is that I like to make stuff and I pay Typepad a chunk of change every year so I can have this space to say whatever I want and the best times I’ve had here have been long before I was worried about my stats. And ya know what... that’s when I had the best stats, the highest readership, and the most unique visitors (whatever that means).
Over the past year or so I quit writing. I quit enjoying photography. I struggled to even finish the projects I started. And I sure didn’t feel like blogging about that and the reasons behind it.
But its a new year. And I am not into resolutions. But I’m not into sitting here quietly for another year either. So here’s the rundown in my very favorite not-grammatically-correct fashion...
- The Man moved out.
- Its just me and the kids and the critters here.
- The kids have started public school and Bubba is in daycare so I can work (that one really hurts).
- I’m going to try to support us with design work among other things (stop laughing).
- I’m starting classes next week. On top of designing deadlines (stop it).
- I have the best friends ever.
- I had to go back and rewrite this post twice to get all the swear words out of it.
So you see... not pretty. But since I’m one of the first people to complain about those uber-too-perfect blogs I guess I should put my mess where my blog is.
Now, part of getting back to what I know and love means getting back into the design gig full swing and that’s already rolling. I’ll share more details about that when I can.
Oh, and the pictures up there? Right before Christmas. The kids and I made cookies all day. Best. Day. Ever.
2013... here we go.