Tuesday, November 18, 2014
So, there's that
There's something I've been meaning to share with you guys for the past 2 months, but wasn't sure just how I should do it. At this point, all I can think to do is blurt it out, so here it is: after eight years together Tom and I decided to part ways, on friendly (but unavoidably emotional) terms. He's even made a big move across the country for work, which seems to have helped officially set us on our separate paths.
We still talk, and I'm still here doing my thing, but the creative juices have not been, let's say, flowing as much as I'm used to. Cooking dinner or rearranging pictures on the wall seem like very simple tasks but are the types of things that have been sapping me of creative energy day-to-day.
Please don't picture me dejected on the couch, though. I've also picked up a couple of new activities that have been filling my weeks. I joined my company's softball team this fall (had not picked up a ball/glove in about a decade) and have been taking a yoga class with my mom. I've also been going to at least one estate sale a weekend, which I'm definitely enjoying. Add hanging out with my girlfriends to the mix and there's not much time left over for sewing or other creative pursuits.
This life change has also brought me to work on revamping my home for a fresh start, and to fill new furniture gaps (I've learned I'm very picky about coffee tables!), including my sewing space, sort-of pictured above, and finally very gently dipping my toe back into some sewy things (yes, cutting out, but not actually sewing, a PDF pattern and fabric counts).
There is not much to officially show for it yet, but I just wanted to let you guys know I'm really still here... doing some things!