Sorry…

…for the lack of posts. I just haven’t had anything to say lately and don’t want to take up people’s time with stuff that’s just filler. So obviously the schedule I set out isn’t going to work. Instead, I’ll just post when I actually have something to say. So I guess for now I’m on a mini hiatus. Sorry!

Comic on dreams and work

I read a comic today over at Zen Pencils with a quote by Shonda Rimes. Go here to check it out.

It struck a chord with me. I’m a dreamer who far too often creates plans only to never execute them or give up when the going gets hard.  I need to work, put in the effort to make my dreams become my reality.

So with that, I’m off. I have a novel to write.

Cross stitch update

So I abandoned the cross stitch I was working on. It turned out to be a bit above my skill level and so after realizing I was going to have to unpick a rather large portion, I decided it would be better to come back to it after doing some easier ones first.

While looking for patterns, I kind of got caught up in the “hmm, this seems easy. I bet I could do this and maybe make some money!” thing. So I created and stitched my own pattern (the quote is from The Sign of Three from season 3 of Sherlock):

Sherlock cross stitch

It was fun, and the pattern I’m working on right now is a pattern I also made, (A quote from Avengers: Age of Ultron) but I don’t think I want to go trying to start an Etsy store right now. I don’t think I have the time to put into it to make it a success. But I’ll probably keep making patterns for myself every so often. After all, one can’t always find the quote or whatever that one wants in a pattern!

This post is late, or why pulling things together is so hard

I came to a realization today. I’d remembered that I’d forgotten to write a post for yesterday. Sigh. I began wondering why I couldn’t just pull it together and stay on top of this blogging thing. After all, I made a calendar with what posts I wanted for when. I just had to write them. Why was this so hard?

But then I had the realization. It’s so hard because it’s not the only thing I’m trying to pull together. If all I had to worry about was my blog, then yes, it would be easy. But it’s not the only thing. Instead, I have my blog, my family, work, church, books I’m reading, a new novel I’m writing, cleaning, crafting, and the list goes on and on. That’s why I’m struggling pulling things together: because there are so many things that need to be pulled in! It’s like the difference between a twenty-four piece puzzle and a one thousand piece puzzle. The few the pieces, the easier to put it together!

So maybe I need to look at downsizing to a smaller puzzle. Or I need to figure out how to better sort and juggle the puzzle I currently have. Things to think about, anyway, and not to beat myself up about!

(On a completely different note, I saw Minions today. It is hilarious. I knew it was going to be good when I was laughing at the opening credits and I honestly thought my sister was going to pass out from lack of oxygen from laughing so hard at that point. When you’re like that that early into the movie, you know it’s going to be good. I would highly recommend Minions.)

New plans for moving forward

Okay, gang! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with this blog. I needed a way to better organize it on my end, as well as hopefully make it a better experience for you. Here’s what I’ve come up with, so you know what’s going on.

I’ll still be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but each day will have its own sort of topic. Mondays will be on mental health topics (Mental Health Mondays! Shush, I thought it was clever. Don’t disabuse me of the notion.), Wednesday will focus on crafts and organization sort of things, with occasional “here’s something funny for the hump day of the week” things. Fridays will be a bit more free-form for now, writing on whatever topic I feel like. I’m hoping to maybe add book reviews or links to things I find interesting that I want to share, but that may be a bit more in the future.

This new schedule will start Monday. I hope you like it, but do feel free to leave comments letting me know what you think, what you like, what you don’t like, etc. That way I can continue to improve and become better!

Apologies

My apologies for the lack of posts for the past week-ish. Life interfered.

Today’s post will be short, as I’m in the middle of deciding on a few different ideas for the blog and where it will go from here. But I will leave you with this which I discovered a bit ago and made me laugh:

Beginning Adventures in Cross Stitching

So re-reading the Little House books and spending a week with my sister-in-law, who cross stitches all the time, has inspired me. I used to cross stitch a bit and I want to start doing it again. It’s a crafty sort of thing that I feel like I can actually do. I’m not very creative in looking at random things and upcycling them or sewing or things like that, but I can do cross stitching. Here’s my first project:

Cross stitch project

 

I bought this kit over a year ago when I thought that maybe starting a new hobby would help with my depression. It obviously didn’t work at the time, but now I have this fun new thing to do. We’ll see how it goes!

Summer Project

Novel

See this enormous pile of pages? This is one of my projects for this summer: editing my novel. I’d written this novel quite some time ago and when my depression hit so badly it was one of the things that fell in the cracks. After abandoning it for over a year, I’ve come up with a way to fix a problem in it and am finally excited about working on it again. Wish me luck as I try to work on editing and rewriting over 240 pages! I’ll keep you updated every so often on how it’s going.

Apologies for the shorter posts this week. I’m currently on vacation visiting my grandparents and so am keeping these shorter so I can spend time visiting with them!