I have thought a lot about whether or not to pull the plug on my blogging adventure and about how to break the news if I did. After much consideration, I have decided to stop blogging. The decision has been a long time coming, and I have given it much thought.
As readers, I believe you deserve an explanation, but I find myself struggling to express all of my reasons. There are so many. The truth is that blogging daily is a lot of work. And finding time (and money) to do household projects to blog about is challenging. I also find myself comparing my home, my writing, myself to other bloggers which rips at my self-esteem and leaves me ungrateful for all I have been blessed with. But I think the final straw was that I just lost the joy. I haven’t felt fulfilled by my blogging at all lately. It has been a chore, another task on my never-ending “To Do” list. I find myself resenting the time I spend blogging, wishing instead that I was cleaning or playing with Edward or knitting or reading a book.
Life’s too short. I need to pursue things that interest me. I am a Gemini and my interests constantly shift. Some may see that as lack of stick-with-it-ness, but I think it makes me diverse and interesting. Sure I am a little flighty, but I am OK with that. So, I am off to pursue new passions.
I do want to thank you so much for your support these last few months. Reading your comments was something I looked forward to daily. Your encouragement really touched my heart and I definitely wouldn’t have stuck it out this long without you.
I had planned to post about Edward’s birthday party. Planned being the key word. Turns out, the new camera is not so rockin’. There was literally ONE decent photo our camera captured of the event. Ugh! The camera has already been exchanged for a new one. Hopefully it does a better job.
Back to the story at hand…Luckily, we have a professional photographer in the family and she took some awesome pics (here’s her site for those in the Twin Cities). But, the pics aren’t really mine to publish, so the birthday party post is a bust. Instead, I thought I would leave you with a little wisdom I picked up from watching my 4-year old play the other day…
Sometimes the best gifts are the packaging.
I decided to start this ongoing feature with my least favorite room in the house, our upstairs bathroom. This is the room I would have completely made over had I won the Super Bowl pool. It is the room I asked to have made over as a birthday present (I got a Billy Joel CD set instead). Someday, I will have my way with this room, or we will move. Anyhow, I started with photos of it because I ran out of time to gussy up any other space. Since this space never looks good, I didn’t even try to make it look very presentable.
So, what is wrong with this bath you ask? Let’s see…the ugly golden cabinets, the incredibly small bathtub that was designed for 4’3″ people, the laminate countertop that is peeling, the linoleum that is permanently yellowed from the previous owner’s bath rugs, the fact that the counter height is really short resulting in back aches every time I try to apply makeup at them. Need I go on?
I promise that next week’s installment will be less grumpy.
For this installment of Dwell Dressed, I chose this room.
When I saw this room, I immediately imagined a retired art thief. He would be in his mid-50s and extremely wealthy from his years of heisting. The life of crime left him with extreme anxiety, forcing him to retire. Since leaving “the life,” our subject focuses on finding inner peace and calm. He meditates, practices yoga and Tai Chi, and journals daily. Here is a typical day’s wardrobe.
1. A casual, new age raglan specifically designed for practicing yoga keeps our thief comfortable, cool and stylish.
2. Dragon embellished yoga pants are a comfortable choice for him. These pants make moving from a downward facing dog into a half lotus position easy.
4. A moleskin journal accompanies our subject everywhere. These journals are perfect for jotting down thoughts and for sketching.
5. A custom yoga mat with a zen design is the perfect accessory to help relax our former Thomas Crown.
6. No other footwear can compete with quality flip-flops in terms of comfort. This vegan pair is an obvious choice for our gentleman’s reflexology centers.