Meet Anna. She’s the reason I have been missing from the blog.
Ok maybe that’s not exactly true; I mean Anna is only a month old so I guess I can’t exactly blame her for being gone for a whole year. Truth is I needed a break – the last couple of years have been busy and stressful and creating and blogging was just one more thing I felt like I HAD to do. Creating should be fun and if it’s not fun its time to take a break.
I have thought about writing the “where have I been” blog post a million times over the past year and most of the time haven’t gotten past the first sentence. If you know me or have been following my blog you know I do this a lot: I get really into something for a period of time then I just stop, and then eventually I decide I want to come back and write a “sorry I was gone but really I promise I’m back now” post. This is why my blog is so perfectly named “Bursts of Creativity” because my creativity comes in bursts. But its not just “creativity” that comes in bursts: I do this with all things: bursts of Etsy, bursts of blogging, bursts of exercise, bursts of decorating, and so on. Some bursts are longer (I threw myself into my etsy shop for a good two years before I started to get burned out) and some are short (yeah the exercise burst never seems to last more than a couple months). This is definitely a cycle for me -and it's genetic (thanks Dad!).
So I’m starting over. This blog began as a place to share my latest crafts and little bits of my life with family and friends. Then I got it in my head that I was going to be the “next big thing” in craft blogging (please read that with a little bit of humor and sarcasm) and the blog became about making things so that I could create tutorials so that I could get more followers. I want to go back to simple – just sharing what is going on in my life. So now the blog will be a place to share all of my bursts – whatever I am into at the time. I do hope to get back into paper crafting. Anna is going to need a baby book and I have a stack of Studio Calico Project Life month kits waiting to be used! I also just hope to share stories of our life with Anna– those stories may only be interesting to her grandparents but I am hoping that I can get back to a place where this blog is fun for me – and if that means only 10 people are out there reading well then I am grateful that 10 people are interested enough to read this!