We just walked in the door.
Normally on a Monday after work, I’m stressed about making dinner, annoyed by the sink of dishes (I swear we just did them), and tired from the day.
During the past month, I’ve been in a state of perpetual hibernation. A month ago yesterday, my husband and I were in a car accident leaving Chicago. We were both fine, but convinced we had minor concussions. Our car was totaled and insurance has been a headache, but we both walked away okay.
Over the past month we’ve been blown away by the care of our local church body. Friends brought us dinner, let us use their cars, prayed for us, and some even blessed us financially. We were able to buy a car from a friend, and get better insurance in place, and recover. The emotions from an accident are unpredictable. I found myself on edge and randomly crying this past month. Despite that, we are thankful.
As I emerge this weird season, I have a new set of priorities in front of me. I’m currently sitting on the couch, typing my heart, and ignoring dinner. (We both ate snacks–it’s fine.)
Aaron just interrupted me to ask if I’m having fun. I totally am. It has been so long since I’ve allowed myself to write unedited. I should probably back up a bit. When I decided to launch a portfolio site and blog, the purpose was to have a creative outlet. I became distracted from this goal. I’m being reminded it was a necessary goal. I really enjoy my day job, as I’m a graphic designer at a really awesome company. It has been a challenging job, filled with technical details. But I need a different outlet creatively. One filled with writing, doodling, studio art projects, photo explorations, random design projects, some freelance work, and whatever else I decide sounds fun. The picture heading up this post is from doodles I’ve been doing over the past few months for fun! My attempts at a hobby. So what happened to this space for me?
I was distracted by this idea that a designer’s blog needed to be a certain way, and I tried to fit myself in that tiny little box.
I’m done with that.
One of my favorite designers/bloggers/entrepreneurs recently went back to her old way of blogging. I love it. I remember years ago, when her blog was in this new/old format. It has been refreshing. So, I took note of how it struck me, and decided it was similar to how I felt.
So here we are! I’m back to this blog, but it will look different. I’m returning to my roots: studio art, drawing floor plans, writing, and creative exploration. This post might seem like a hodgepodge, but that is how I think.