Well... Bryn's been at the lake since Sunday & won't be home until Friday. And YES... I'm missing her like crazy. But she's having a ton of fun hanging out with her cousin & grandparents this week. Lots of boating... and tomorrow they'll be hitting Silver Dollar City.
And just so I don't miss her too much, she leaves me with random photos she likes to create for Instagram.
"Make a muscle, Mommy. I want to do something."
Ok... I happen to like Patrick. And I'd already seen what she had done with another photo, so I thought I'd play it up for the camera. Since really it's only 12-year olds that are following me on Instagram.
Clearly I'm easily amused. And so is she.
Still missing her like crazy though.
So anyway... lately I've been wondering about what to do with this blog.
I've literally been blogging for 5 1/2 years now. And at the time I started... no one I knew personally read this blog nor did they even know it existed. It was created because that's the normal part of involvement in the world of paper crafting.
Literally. Everyone in that world does this.
And I thought of this, not only as a vehicle to move me forward in that world, but also as an extension of my scrapbooking. Really more of a day-to-day journal of our life. In fact... I had the first 2 years of this blog downloaded into paperback books... which was awesome because I never would've been able to have that much daily detail in the scrapbooks had it not been for blogging.
Still stressing about the fact that the last 3 1/2 years are not downloaded into books. YET.
And because of all this, I've designed for a couple manufacturers & a monthly kit club, had my work published in magazines & thoroughly enjoyed all that comes with that when it's such a true lifetime love of mine. It's a total win-win situation.
I'm not kidding. I've been taking pictures & making scrapbooks for as long as I can remember... so lots of free product to work with... ROCKS.
My dilemma now... since I'm not currently designing for anyone... do I worry about continuing this? I mean... seriously. I'm definitely not blogging regularly. You can all attest to that. And it's obvious that while I'm still very dedicated to documenting as much of our life as possible, my attention is probably more focused on teaching Zumba. I was DOING Zumba when this all started 5 1/2 years ago and COMPLETELY addicted to it then, but it's a whole other beast when you're teaching.
The addiction just intensifies.
And now that a lot of people I know in real life (not just online) sometimes read this blog... I'm sure it seems strange that I put my life out there online.
Well, not ALL of my life.
And I think unless you're involved in the world of paper crafting, you probably just don't get why I do... and then you probably think that I think my life is awesome enough to put out there.
I can assure you, that's not anywhere near the reason.
In fact... I only put the positive stuff out there. Lord knows there's enough negative out there that other's put online... that no one wants to read any more of that. But we all have negative stuff.
ALL of us.
And quite honestly, I have things I cry about & wish would change, but that's life. No different than anyone else.
And really... I'm not even looking for feedback, just thinking outloud.
Or actually... I'm thinking online.
And as long as I'm "thinking"... I still notice my work "pinned" on Pinterest, so maybe I'm still inspiring someone by doing this? Because I swear sometimes I see what's been pinned & I think... "really???? you liked that??"
I've finished a few pages since Bryn's been gone.
And probably worked-out way more than normal... because of teaching & subbing... AND I'm bored. Also had a girls night, a couple date nights & a graduation party. None of which I've had time to blog about.
But I'll save that for another day.
Because I guess if I keep doing this... even if it is irregular... I may just end up with another designing gig.
And that would make me very happy....