Sunday Lately: Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, Craving


Ok, so I should begin by apologizing for being so absent lately. Life….I try to embrace it as it tends to hinder my natural instinct of not leaving my sewing/crafting/editing room and reading/writing all day. Ironic that life is the whole reason I have those instincts in the first place. Oy, I digress. So, between sewing, working full time, going to school full time, and trying to spend as much time with my family as possible, I have slacked off here, but I AM BACK!!!

Creating: Soooooooo many things!!!!  Between sewing, starting Whole30, and starting a new job, my recent creations are endless. I have been creating spring and summer wardrobe pieces in an effort to help me quit mourning the winter we never had and get excited about the warmer weather that is definitely on the way. I may never trust the Farmer’s Almanac again.

I have been creating a healthier lifestyle and body for myself….I may have started pretty begrudgingly and BOY was that first day a bear, but I am gradually feeling more energy and less desire for sweet stuff. It will be a constant battler, but I am 13 days in and haven’t cheated yet, so WOOOOOOO FREAKING HOOOO!!!!!


My new job has been interesting. Working at a high school has been rewarding and challenging in so many ways. It is nice and encouraging to see that there are teenagers who are kind, generous, engaging people. It is disappointing to see the morale of the teachers so far down. Hopefully I can help with that. It it also very sad to see one particular adult who is supposed to be leading a department and students in the right direction be so ruthlessly cruel and bullying in nature. I will not tolerate that.

Finding: KNOWLEDGE!!!! School started again on Monday and I am pushing myself to really stay dedicated and to meet all the requirements rather than just do enough to get a good grade. I didn’t used to think there was a difference, but boy is there! After the courses I am in, I will only have one course between me and thesis writing, which is terrifying because then I will be DONE! I will have a Master’s, and I will be out of school after 14 years of on and off college. No, that is not a typo.

Switching: Everything  😛 I am in a constant state of change constantly. It is just my nature. My children have had play rooms in nearly every room of this house in the four years we have lived in it. I think the kitchen has been spared, every other room has been in on the fun (because toys get left everywhere and sometimes choose to live outside of their natural habitat). I am working on trying to “get it together” and actually try to keep my house somewhat presentable. I have a five-year plan to keep it actually clean and ready for company….I’m not delusional. I do not ever want somebody to come over to my house and wonder how much of my time I spend cleaning it. I want somebody to come over and feel kindred, like, “hey! people live here and make messes and sometimes they don’t get cleaned all the way up and these people have lives and are busy and don’t always get around to doing chores.” So if anybody ever asks, that is my style of decor. 😛


Forgetting: Guilt and the expectation to measure up! I have spent a large portion of my life trying to do what I am supposed to as dictated by the culture around me rather then following who and what I really am, staying true to that, and finding my own path to success. Allowing myself to march to my own beat (It’s about DAMN time!) is proving to be quite rewarding! It is a work in progress. What isn’t?

Craving: Strawberries!!! Since starting Whole30, my sweet tooth has been minimized, but it is still there and I never thought fruit could really satisfy it! I will admit I have allowed myself one natural sugar to sweeten my coffee, but I allow it because of what I was talking about there just above. I do not fit in to anybody else’s box but my own and if I lived my life according to anybody else’s rules, it would not be my own. So I use minimal pure maple syrup in my coffee. JUDGE AWAY!!!! I’m a freaking rebel 😛

Have a GREAT day!!!


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I am a budding portrait photographer who spent the last 7 years as a photographer and journalist in the Marine Corps. I have always wanted to be a successful photographer outside of the Marine Corps, so I am giving it a go!

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    • It has been easier and harder than I thought all in one, but mostly it has helped me realize my food dependencies. When I’m having horrible day and want chocolate, I’m having to learn new ways to deal with that frustration and anger, which I’m hoping will be beneficial in the long run.

  1. I love the t-shirts. I had a major strawberry craving this week too. I walked into the store and they were the first thing I could smell and see. I had to have them.

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