Thursday, March 3, 2011

Where I've been, Where I'm Going...

Wow, 5 Months. It's been 5 whole months since I abandoned this blog. I'm sorry for leaving without a word, without a "goodbye, see you soon." I got swept up in a tornado and I'm only now touching down again. Let me start by saying that I'm fine, the family is fine, the kids are more than fine! Nothing bad has happened. First and foremost I blame my absence on THESE GIRLS. Yes, I lost my mind and went and joined the local Roller Derby league. Not only did I join the league as a skater I became the league Creative Director, managing and designing posters, trading cards, merchandise, etc. etc. Roller Derby has completely taken over my life. But you won't hear me complaining. I'm happy and fulfilled at this moment. I've gotten myself out of the house, I've met some really incredibly amazing women and I've even managed to lose some weight and get in shape! Woohoo!

Secondly, I blame my absence on one big old fashioned case of "burnout". The summer season of farmer's markets, culminating with Renegade in September and wholesale orders just did me in. I was such a massive ball of stress for so long that I just fizzled out. The blog started to feel like a chore and I needed a break. I never imagined it would be such a long one.

So, that's where I've been. As far as where I'm going? I really don't know yet. I greatly miss you all, my crafting friends. I've been knitting like crazy in what tiny bits of spare time I have so maybe I'll try to share some of those projects with you. Or maybe I'll tell you a little bit more about my Roller Derby adventures. As far as the Etsy shop goes... well... I'm taking a break. Making things for kiddos has gotten a bit scary with all of the new legislation so I think that those days for me are over. To me, it's not worth the stress or the worry. This saddens me but also excites me because I feel this as a new beginning. There are SO many things I would like to do. There WILL be a new shop at some point...Whether it's still "June Craft" remains to be seen. I've got ideas and plans spewing out of my brain, have been making endless lists and sketches and I'm excited about the possibilities. I hope I haven't lost you my friends and I hope you'll welcome me back into your world a little at a time.

Happy March!