Just in case you were wondering, I am, in fact, still alive. It's true. I know it might be hard to believe since I've been pretty quiet out here on the Prairie.
Would you like to know what I've been doing?
I have been breathing, savoring time with my family, and just catching up in general. Both during and after the competition (which I placed 4th in, by the way), I had a really hard time keeping life balanced, it got too busy, I got overwhelmed, and something had to give.
So I decided to just give myself a break, take the time I needed to get back on top of things, and to enjoy some of the beautiful spring we've been having. And I'm so glad I did. Taking a break has given me the chance to live without self inflicted deadlines for awhile, and wow, am I grateful for that! I think I'm ready to slowly get back into the blog, but the key word there will be slowly. I've really struggled back and fourth if I want to continue blogging, and while I have loved the challenge, the reward, and the opportunity to speak outside of these four walls, I want to enjoy myself, and I don't want blogging to be a chore.
So I've decided to take my time, post as I care to post, and not put the deadline pressure on myself of having a very direct blogging schedule.
Now, onto my secret...
I think part of the reason I got overwhelmed with blogging is that I took on a whole lot of new stuff within a couple of weeks' time. I got news that I made the top 10 of the Sew-vivor competition, I started a twice weekly intense work out class that ran for 6 weeks, my husband was working long hours, and I started a little business. Crazy much?!?
My little business is called Something Wonderful, and it has been a lot of fun for me. Something Wonderful is a little shop full of hand made home decor, and simple accessories. If you'd like to check it out, you can do so at www.facebook.com/somethingwonderful.jen.
So that's my big secret!
Thanks for stopping in, and for your understanding :)