I am not one to ever just fall off the face of the earth. Ever. I cannot even begin to express the guilt I feel for neglecting my little blog, and not only my hobby, but my passion for crafting. This summer brought with it a whirlwind of emotions I could have never anticipated, and in the process of that I lost sight of myself (and my mojo went out the window), both of which I am slowly beginning to regain. :) That's the short and sweet version, and for time purposes and for fear of boring you all, I won't go into much further detail. I'm just so happy to be back in my happy place again!
As some of you may know, I am in school studying to become an elementary school teacher. This is my last "regular" semester as an undergrad, as I will be student teaching starting in January and then graduating in May. It's so exciting and a bit surreal to be in the home stretch! School is another reason my crafting has slowed down. Between sitting in class, being out in schools, and doing homework and writing lesson plans, there's little time to sit down, spread out, and work on a project. Crafting shouldn't be stressful, and I've found it's hard for me to "get in the groove" when I'm constantly faced with time constraints.
I spent my summer working both of my library jobs and building my resume as I facilitated programs for young readers. I had a blast! Don't be surprised if you see more teacher and classroom-related projects on my blog in these upcoming months. If that's all the crafting I have time for, that's more than fine with me. :) One of the things I'm looking forward to most about becoming a teacher is of course, decorating my classroom!
My posts may be less frequent in the beginning, but I am determined to get back to blogging and crafting regularly. Maybe even apply for a design team or two. :) In the meantime, I am looking forward to reconnecting with you all and pursuing my passion!