So, I'm back! There's much on my heart after the break I took from this space, & I'll share a little bit today.
we spent some time at gabe's grandma's house yesterday & thought we should take a few new photos. so, here's one of me. you're welcome. ;)
I am really unsure of how things will look around here in the coming months. I've been sharing in this space for over five years now, which is actually mind-blowing to me. I don't usually stick with things for very long, so huzzah! 5 years! However, I have felt for some time that there is no real direction here- no common theme other than I share too many totally different parts of my life and I am not exactly happy with the non-organization of it all. Being unhappy with something often leads to...not doing it anymore. I've been really contemplating this for the last week or so as I realized I had very little desire to come back here at all, but then decided for the sake of the 5 years that I have stuck with this (and many of you that have stuck with me!) that I should probably mull over that decision for longer than a week, so I am.
I should mention that I've been unhappy with my lack of direction and cohesiveness around here for more than just a week. It's been over a year, actually, but I feel that with working a full-time job, supporting Gabe as he's been in school, and running moxiemandie, I've not had a real chance to think about how to change & go in the desired direction. Goodness, I don't even know what the desired direction is, to be honest! Last week was pretty amazing for my brain. I finished sending out orders from the shop and didn't need to worry about sewing any inventory, or photographing inventory, etc. I just enjoyed time with Gabe as he's between semesters right now. We went to a family wedding, I went thrifting with a friend, and just tried not to think too much. It was like a much-needed vacation, only the kind that I still got up & headed to work each day. :)
So, yeah. I still don't know what this place will look like in a week or even a month, but I do know that it will probably be different (& not updated quite as often), and I am completely happy about that. I want to share things here that are either useful, wise, or beautiful. I don't want to speak here just to hear (or read) my own voice.
my thoughts had already formed about this whole blogging thing, but while I was on my break I read this post from the sweet Jessi and let's just say it both encouraged and motivated me to really process (and continue to) how I feel about blogging and really, life.