Well! It's been quite a while since I've last written a proper post... eight months, in fact. I started a sewing business about a year ago, and it took up most of my creative energy. I was always busy with my two boys, my job and then the sewing business, and felt like I didn't have anything to write about. Nor did I have any time -- or creativity -- with which to write it.
I've taken a break from my sewing business (my Sew Sweet Studio Facebook page is here) for the holidays, and I must say that I'm enjoying it. At the same time, my job has picked up the pace and I'm enjoying new and varied work. Let's just say that, without a sewing business filling up my free time, a firmer line has been drawn between work time and play time and I'm quite enjoying it.
Today I took the boys for a walk on the farm and just the thought of returning to blogging has helped me see the things around me that I haven't seen in so long. I've been so busy for so long -- and moving too fast, really -- that I haven't had time for the things I used to hold dear. Seasonal celebrations, decorating, baking. Taking in nature. Breathing deep and taking it in. Gardening. Enjoying the little things. Being in the moment. How did I let this happen?
It's time to slow down. It's interesting how priorities shift and then shift back. I'm so ready for this. Only time will tell if I'll be able to be in this space regularly. One can argue that blogging can take you away from being in the moment, but at times like this I know it's the opposite. There's a way to keep it balanced, so that is what I'll strive for. So the question begs to be asked.... are you still out there? I'm glad to be back!!