I feel I should introduce myself.
I used to blog here regularly, but I’ve been swept away by a whirlwind of summer activity and there have been days in which I have completely forgotten about this online extension of myself. Someday soon I will blog a health update. I am slowly but surely recovering and regaining energy and strength and I’ll share how that is happening, but that and other experiences seem to be pointing me in the direction of some life changes. I’m feeling like I want to perhaps reinvent some aspects of my life (and my blog.) For a long time I have wanted to Go-Go-Go and I have found new ideas and projects as well as deadlines both motivating and energizing. This isn’t the case as often as it used to be. I’m more careful as I consider new projects and in truth, I have discovered that when faced with two or more options for moving work-related projects forward there is this wonderful third option called a nap that is both enjoyable and refreshing. I still think of all sorts of things I could blog about, but then the task of taking pictures or sitting down to write or looking up links just doesn’t sound like fun, so I don’t do it. Seriously, I’ve created a number of scrapbook pages for my recently completed Finding Photo Freedom class that I could easily share, but I’m kinda sorta not that enamored with the idea of “publishing” everything I do. There are books I want to read and places I want to wander and projects in my house I want to tackle. I haven’t ridden my scooter much this summer and that doesn’t seem Ok. I wonder if sending my first child away to live on his own, doesn’t have something to do with my shift in priorities. I’d love to hear from other mothers who have passed this milestone–yes, I have four other children at home and the little princess has a lot of growing up yet to do, but the very fact that one of my children has left and is leaving again soon has definitely caught me off guard and caused some introspection regarding my time.
At my core, I’m still the same girl I was. I’m simply choosing to allow life experiences to shift some things and I’m trying to accept it all wholeheartedly.
Since I have finished teaching Photo Freedom, I’ll have a bit more discretionary time. We’ll see how the blog thing plays out, in light of that. I absolutely want to blog, and I miss posting on the I Love Color and Sprinkles pages. I can feel the energy for those two pieces of my blog coming back and I’m happy about that. If there are particular things that you most enjoy reading on my blog, I wish you’d tell me.
I am eager to finish up some other very-close-to-done classes at BPC and I’m envisioning a new, longer class as well.
Anyway, just thought I’d better check in and prove that I am here and working both professionally and personally.
If you made it this far, I’m officially impressed.