Subhead: A New Direction
Subhead 2: Early Mid-Life Crisis
The past 2 years have been full of ups and downs ... and downs. I've had to get my head out of the sand and face some things I didn't want to. Think about things I've never wanted to think about. Make decisions and have conversations I'd purposely been putting off.
I've thought about life. What it means in general. What it means to me. Where I want to be in 5, 10, 50 years. How quickly those 5, 10, 50 years are going to go. What I want to be known and remembered for. How depressing all this is.
Throughout this process, which has been hard - really, really, hard - I've realized some things. I've taken stock. I have a better idea about who I am and what I stand for. I finally understand that it doesn't matter what other people think about me. I understand the importance of taking time for myself. I am, for the first time in a long time, comfortable with who I am. Quirky. Silly. Chubby. Honest. Opinionated. Talented. Strong.
I'm ready to start focusing on what really matters: my family. My friends. Myself. Out with the old and in with the new, as they say.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
(This Amber? She evidently likes silly phrases and cliches. But will never, ever talk about herself in 3rd person again. Ever.)
What does all this mean? I'm changing my blog title.
You all know I love to write and craft. So I'm going to do that more. AND I'm going to write about crafting. Watch out!
I'm going to stop saying I don't have time to write or to craft and I'm just going to do it (I now owe Nike 50 cents). I'm going to rearrange my priorities. I'm going to make more of an effort to do the things I enjoy. I'm going to say no when someone asks me to do something I don't want to do or just can't fit in.
Sure I'm going to have my busy days (school starts Monday, ug) - and my lazy days. But I'm going to find, nay, make quality time for myself. So, with that, I'd like to introduce ... (drum roll, please) ... my new blog title (with more of a focus on crafting) ... Lazy Crafternoon*!
If you like crafts - or me - keep reading. And tell your friends**. In reality, things probably won't change much, but for the first time in a long time, I feel inspired to blog again. And that's something to celebrate!
* Thank you,
Wendy, for bringing this word into my life!
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*** Just realized this is my 1,400th blog post! Wow!