Thursday, February 5, 2015

And the reasons are...

I can't tell you how much lighter I feel since "coming clean" about why I haven't been blogging. But to be honest, that wasn't just the reason, there were other reason as well. I have been busy, and like I had said in my last post, I will update you about what I had been up to this last year. Some reasons deserve a post of their own, which hopefully, I will get to. In the meantime, I will just give you a brief summary on what had kept me from blogging in the later part of 2014 and the first few weeks of 2015.

1. Procrastination- Plain and simple. In addition to being embarrassed about how I couldn't complete a challenge (Project 365), I, of course, put off addressing this. No explanation is needed for this. LOL.

2. Etsy- Since I knew I wasn't going to keep doing the challenge, I decided to start working on my Etsy store inventory. I didn't want it to be like the last couple of years when I was overwhelmed with orders, and didn't sleep. LOL. With that in mind, I knitted, and I crocheted... And I knitted and crocheted some more! It was all worth it though. When peak time came (late September to the holidays), I wasn't as stressed with trying to get orders out in time. In fact, I got all my orders done early, that for the first time in many, many years, I was able to finish my Christmas shopping early too!

3. Work- I have a full time job. (No, not my knitting... Although I probably do spend just as many hours, if not more, knitting as I do working my "real" job.) Sometimes when I get home after a long day of being on my feet and seeing patients, all I want to do is relax. This involves eating, watching my shows and working with yarn. Can you blame me if I want to rest my brain? There are times when the last thing I want to do is think about what I'm going to write about.

4. Cleaning and decluttering- This deserves a post all its own, but to sum up, I have been on a decluttering streak. I've been going through anything I have pretty much ignored for the last year or two, and I have been chucking things I do not need. I still have a way to go, but I have made some major improvements. *Pats self on the back.*

5. Baking- Baking! Oh, how I have been baking... Thanks to one of the hubster's Christmas gifts (a bread maker!), I have been baking like a fool! It just makes everything so much easier and cleaner. I have been baking not just bread, but pastries, as well. I don't think we have bought bread since around Christmas time. Thanks to my trusty bread maker, we have fresh bread all the time. :)

6. Playing my violin and my ukulele- For my birthday, my parents gave me an ukulele, and the hubs got me an electric violin. Of course, that used up some of my time... I have never played an ukulele before so I had my dad, mom, and YouTube teach me. LOL. I am much better now, I can read chords, and sing while I play, which was a struggle in the beginning. I would say more, but I think this also deserves a post all its own.

7. Family and Social Events/Gatherings- THIS. Some are blog worthy (in my opinion...), others are probably not. In some, I took photos, in others, I didn't... I do hope to be able to blog about some of them, but regardless of whether I get to blog about them, or not, I will forever cherish the memories.

So there, a brief (and very likely incomplete) summary of why I have on a blogging hiatus. It's just funny that the moment I got my own url (Did you even notice-, is the moment I disappeared. Hahaha!


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