because I haven't made a post
in almost four months.
Cue crickets chirping...
I miss being a full fledged member of Blogland and the bloggy friends I made. Some of them are still around and I'm still in touch with them occasionally, but others have left their own blogs and ridden off into the sunset, never to be heard of again. [sniff, sniff, sad face]
I miss the reflection that naturally comes from sitting down to write a blog post about a particular project or experience. It sounds corny, but I think I was more in tune with myself when I was blogging regularly.
I miss the way being a blogger encouraged me to constantly try something new or at the very least pushed me into doing something...trying new recipes, painting, quilting, crafting, sewing, writing, playing with my camera. Waaay back when I first started blogging, we didn't have cable TV in our new house yet and I hadn't discovered Facebook. There are times when I wish I never had bothered with either of those things! I'm still creating, but not regularly and not with the passion that I once did. Now it's more of an "I should probably sew/bake/quilt something" rather than "I cannot wait to get started on the next project!".
I want to be that girl who couldn't wait to get up in the morning or get home from work for crafty and creative endeavors. For whatever reason, blogging motivated me to begin being creative after a long period of non-creativity and I'm feeling like I need a push in that direction again.
I hope you'll stick around and hold me to it!