Life can be so very hard. Maintaining a positive outlook is hard. It’s been awhile since I’ve really spent time with this blog and I think it’s having it’s effect on me. I love using this outlet as a source of growth and positivity. I love to use this space as a record of the beautiful things life has to offer. Much like Hailey’s 365 Gratitude project, this is my journal of sorts, where I can share the things I appreciate. I can share the things I’m making, the thoughts I have, and the moments spent with those I love most. I love that about blogging and hope that even if only one person reads an entry, it serves as a source of joy for that single person.
I’ve been very busy lately. Working on a new website, making lots of dolls, lots of portraits, and starting many new endeavors that have been bringing SO much excitement into my life. I’ve been spending lots of time with Odin, some time with Z, and even some time with only myself which has been absolutely heavenly. I’m hoping to give myself a little more me time in the coming months. I’ve found that I forget to give myself moments until I’m almost to my breaking point, and then it’s not as useful. Time becomes a necessity rather than a pleasure and I’d rather not feel like I’m about to burst into a million frustrated pieces in order to get that time for myself. I need to work it into my weekly schedule, maybe time for a walk, or to sit and enjoy reading or playing ukulele. Time by myself that I don’t spend working or thinking about work. I’m going to try and find someone to play with little O for a few hours every week so that I can get more done while Zak is at work.
Odin has been using the toilet for a month now and he will be two in nearly two months. Time is passing by so quickly lately, it’s catching me completely off-guard. We’re house-sitting this week and so very excited to have a tub, we only have a stand up shower at our little apartment. Odin and I have been tubbing it up every day, singing as loudly as we can and splashing so much that most of the water ends up outside the tub by the time we’re done (don’t worry Lisa! We’re cleaning it up right after!). I’ve been making art and playing ukulele as much as I can. I really want to learn to play well like some of my dear friends can. Zak bought me a ukulele for our anniversary and it’s so dreamy. I’ve wanted one for years and after visiting Angelica, I was madly in love with it. It’s so compact and beautiful.
So, that’s that. I’m hoping to have my new website within the next couple weeks and am very excited to move the blog there. It’ll also have my own shop and I promise to work very hard at maintaining an inventory of dolls, toys, illustrations, and custom slots.
Much love, my friends.