I'd be surprised if anyone is actually reading this weblog. But here I am.
I've been a bit busy for the past few months. While my jewelry business has pretty much moved into an inactive state, I've been working on the biggest act of creation I've undertaken thus far in my 30 (!) years. What is it, you ask? I'll give you a hint:
pregnant belly - 29 weeks
This has been quite a journey for us, taking up the better part of three years. If you want more details on that, you can read about it here.
I've had the beginnings of dozens of posts floating around in my head, but it just felt strange to jump right back in after months of silence. So, for now, I'll just mention another something else I've been working on. I joined the Richmond Craft Mafia earlier this year, and thankfully, they've been overwhelmingly supportive and understanding over the past 8+ months of my challenging pregnancy. Right now, we're putting together the rockin' Spring Bada-Bing craft show, which is coming up on Sunday, April 20. Applications are being accepted through tomorrow, 3/19/08 at midnight. So get yours in, if you haven't already. It's the show's 3rd year, and it's going to be amazing.
It's my intention to be back soon, but for now, adieu.
I think it's time for me to accept that this weblog will not be regularly updated. At least for now. Honestly, I think I set myself up for failure. I tell myself that I'll try to write a few times a week, and when it doesn't happen, it ends up being even harder to come back.
Believe me, my mind has been full of things to write about. I just never seem to get around to actually sitting down long enough to type them.
I think part of the issue is that I've been having trouble finding time for myself in general lately. For so long, I've wanted to make journaling a daily practice. I've wanted to ground myself with a short morning meditation. I've wanted to greet the day with thanks to the Universe for all of the blessings in my life. I've longed to set aside even 15 minutes to practice yoga.
But day after day, none of this happens.
I was actually journaling daily for a time during the last weeks that I worked with my coach. But business has really picked up, and on most days, I start working almost immediately after I get up, and I rarely stop until bedtime. Most nights, I stay up well past when my body begins to tell me that it's ready to rest.
And it's times like these, times when things get a little tough, that I wish even more that I had some sort of routine, some grounding ritual or practice to help me center myself, to help me adjust more easily to the turbulence of life.
Another blogger (and designer of fantastically beautiful jewelry!), Stephanie Gibson, writes about her practice of changing one thing per week. Just one thing. One thing can't be that hard, right? Maybe I try to do too much at once, and just focusing on one thing will be a tad bit easier.
So what's my one thing for this week? Journaling. I'm going to try to spend at least 15 minutes daily jotting down my thoughts.