I had to have emergency surgery about three months ago to remove a basketball-sized cyst from my abdomen. I also ended up needing a total abdominal hysterectomy with complications. Needless to say it has been a rough few months.
I haven't had my normal creative mojo and I was beginning to think they removed that during the surgery as well. My mantel hasn't changed. My door decor hasn't changed. I haven't started any new projects. I haven't completed any old projects. I was really worried. Thankfully, I am finding that as my energy returns my desire to get back to projects has returned as well. Whew!
During my down time we had lots of friends and family stop over and love on us. It was a little embarrassing because I'm always switching stuff up in my home. Because of my blog and local design classes, folks expect my house to be perfectly manicured and styled. I had several BIG projects in process before my surgery. (Some in process for longer than I care to share.) I had to humble myself, open my doors and let people in on my secret life. It wasn't so bad.
BUT day-after-day of explaining why this was here and what I wanted to do there I realized that I need to get my house back in order with what I have now, make a list of projects, prioritize, plan and then get busy.I think this falls under a little thing most folks call BALANCE.
If there is one thing about my personality that I must feed, it's the need for reflection and recalibration. I find it wonderfully validating that this desire falls as my blog anniversary and birthday approaches. I've had my head in the clouds the past few days dreaming of my path for the next year. Now it's time to put those dreams into action.
I'm going to relaunch my blog in
September January with a few changes in priority and focus. The main topic of my blog will continue to be creative projects for home design and entertaining. My home will take the spotlight (the good, the bad, and the ugly) for the next few months to help keep me on track with my list of projects. I also want to get back to regularly sharing the tales of BBC, tasty recipes, southern fun and much more.
I am super excited and can't wait to get back into the routine. I will begin making the rounds to some of my favorite blogs again this week.
If I haven't visited your blog lately, please leave a comment letting me know what you've been up to so I can be sure to drop by for a visit! The relationships are my favorite part, y'all!
~Southern Fried Gal