Category Archives: Moving

Vacation

Sometimes you need a break.

I had a year of complete change. I had my little one turn ONE, I started a new job in direct sales, we moved from Hawaii to Florida, bought our first house, and adjusted to our new location and schedule. With two trips to the midwest in the span of a month and a half. I needed a break.

I took a month of from my Direct Sales business, and it left me time to create. Find myself, find my beautiful passion for crafting back. With January coming to complete, I am so excited I already made an entire quilt, and have a project to quilt lined up for next month already.

Life has to start again, and not that its not starting, I am just still visiting my family. I want to get started on more projects. I would love to get back into being on design teams, and I want to create!

My goal for this year is ME. I want to make things for ME. Complete projects for ME. Do what I want to do. It’s all about balance. This is the year, this is the time, and it is actually going to happen. I am going to make it happen. I am going to get out my Silhouette, and finally play with it! I am going to use my sewing machine every month. I am going to try new techniques. I am going to work on losing weight. I am going to do it because I want to! I am turning off the TV, walking away from the computer, and using my brain every day for ME.

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yep, thats me!

peace.love.dove.

until next week, when I am back with more projects made!

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A New Year a New View

As soon as the New Year approaches, I am finding myself confused on what to do next, what step to take, and where I want my next journey to be. I like to start with a blank page. This year is going to be different, interested, more accomplished, more traveled, and I really want to push myself, but enjoy it. (I say this every year).

I have spent the last year doing direct sales. I love the products I sell, but I am not always certain that the “job” is for me. I am a more hands on type person. I have yet to find my passion, and something that works well for me and my family. I don’t think I have ever had a job where I knew that is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and maybe I will never find that. With that being said, I want to try to find it if I can.

My husband has known what he has wanted to do since he was a kid. Lucky him, he has completed it. He loves his job, and it is all he has ever dreamed about. Me on the other hand, I never have had a full dream of what I want to do. I start a lot of things and never finish them. I am scatterbrained, and well, to be honest, the worst multi-tasker in the world. I just can’t do two things at once.

I want to focus and find that little thing that brings passion in my life. Right now, it is fabric. I love it, I swoon after it, I enjoy cutting it up, and I am learning to sew it back together. I make a great mess, and it gives me my own freedom. So this year, I am going to dedicate myself to quilting. I want to get better at the skill, and develop it. I want to make a few quilts, and see if I have the knack, and maybe, if at all possible, it might lead me to a passion. Maybe even great ideas. But I a not 100% sure what will come of it.

So with the move from Hawaii to Florida complete, and we should be fully settled into our new home. It’s time to jump. It’s time to kick. It is time. Nothing should get in my way — well unless my daughter decides not to take a nap, like she is right now. It is time to escape into my little fabric hole, and fill my heart with joy.

A Fresh Start

Every few years we start over. We get a fresh start. We are in the process of doing so too. I am also in the process of going through all my craft supplies and giving them a fresh start too. It is a mess. I have piles of scraps, that when I move, I question if I should take with me. I also get a fresh start with friends, a new home, and a new lifestyle.

Moving to Hawaii has got me thinking. I am going to need to be in the best shape I can be. I am going to be enjoying the weather, the waves, and the ocean. I met an older gentleman the other day who had been to Hawaii. He told me I must get my SCUBA certificate. I told him there are TWO problems with that. One, I am afraid of things in the ocean, and two, volcanoes freak me out. Living in Hawaii will not be easy for me. But I know I need to get over those fears, so I might give it a go. I have come to realize that I have a nice list of things I want to accomplish for the next three years. And I am going to try my best to get them done.

1. SUP (stand up paddleboarding) — hello core workout!

2. SCUBA or Snorkle

3. Spend 50% of my day outside

4. Try something new to eat once a month. I must be brave.

5. Attempt to start a family. Long term goal, realizing there will never be the RIGHT time.

6. Get a bike. (yes, a pedal bike, I am thinking a beach cruiser)

7. Minimize. I will not buy junk. I will use up what I have before I get more. If I don’t need it, get rid of it.

8. Take in life. Be involved. But do not stretch myself thin.This has happened before.

9. GET ORGANIZED. Everything needs a place. It if don’t have a home, get rid of it, or find another option

I know there will be more to come, so this list may add. I have from DEC 2011 to JUNE 2012 to get my body in shape. I would love to lose 30lbs. If I could lose more, I would be OVER excited. This will be the perfect fresh start to life. Everyone needs one, you just have to make time for it.

Here’s to a fresh start, and hopes to many more.

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